Health News Review

Because this project lost its foundation funding on July 1, 2013, the publisher is unable to pay any of the terrific reviewers pictured at upper right on this page.  We hope this is only a temporary situation as we continue to pursue other funding sources.  Meantime, the publisher will continue to write frequently on the Health News Watchdog blog on this site.

Thank you for your continued interest.

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David Finer posted on July 25, 2013 at 7:14 am

Your situation – as that of the original Australian Media Doctor (MD) website, which apparently has had to postpone activities altogether – is extremely worrying given the scarcity of such initiatives internationally and the need for them, as well as your tremendous track record of reviewing and outreach activities. MD and Health News Review have been our role models in starting the Swedish KritiKAM service at, reviewing Swedish media items on CAM (so far only in Swedish). We hope you are successful in securing funding to continue your important, pioneering work.


Fabio Turone posted on July 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

You are a source of inspiration for us in Italy, too, and I sincerely hope you’ll manage to secure new funding very soon.


Martine van Eijk posted on August 19, 2013 at 3:32 am

I hope your funding will soon improve. I always use your site when I lecture about disease mongering and the effect of media on health perception more generally. I do this regularly at medical schools, pharmacy and journalistst trainings in the Netherlands. Thanks for your inspiration, MvE


Aleta Kerrick posted on August 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I write a “Health News You Can Use” column for our nonprofit consumer health library and rely on your site for ideas and inspiration, as well as help in knowing which news articles to shun.
I hope funders will soon realize your impact is amplified far beyond those who actually visit your site.


Claudia Collucci posted on September 13, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Dear Gary, I sincerely hope you find news funders soon. You are a source of inspiration for us in Brazil. Good luck! Cláudia Collucci


Peter posted on May 26, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Please don’t stop publication. This information is far too valuable. Plus, you’re teaching people critical reasoning skills — something the main stream media doesn’t care about. Would crowd-sourcing help? How can those of us who care help you continue to make a difference? Please advise. Thanks.


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