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  • Jan 29 2015

    Breathing for Your Better Health

    This story labels common breathing habits with terms like “screen apnea” and “dysfunctional breathing.” Noting a lack of evidence to justify such language, our reviewers flagged the story for disease-mongering.

    No Comments 2 Star
  • Jan 29 2015

    Double Chin? There May Be a Drug for That

    Bloomberg

    This story is about a new drug that might help destroy fat under the chin. But is that the only thing it might destroy? Without discussion of potential harms, or mention of the drug’s checkered history, readers might not even realize that’s a question they should ask.

    No Comments 2 Star
  • Jan 28 2015

    DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

    Prenatal screening tests should not be confused with diagnostic tests. This story explains why.

    No Comments 4 Star
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