Category: Limits of observational studies


Flawed news about skirt size-breast cancer observational study

4 9/3/2014

European Society of Cardiology added to News Release Wall of Shame

1 8/21/2014

Misleading PBS story: Study shows prostate cancer risk rises in male cyclists over 50


Yay for a BMJ journal news release for including caveats about an observational study!


Wording on “Low vitamin D boosts Alzheimer’s/dementia risk” is wrong

3 7/29/2014

6th time I’ve called out BMJ news releases on observational studies

7 6/11/2014

BMJ news release on red meat & breast cancer may have misled reporters again

17 1/22/2014

Misleading BMJ news releases may be one reason journalists report on more observational studies


Journalists have “systematic bias” to cover weaker studies

2 11/22/2013

Nuts and death – journal animated video explanation