This story has many of the same problems as the news release we reviewed on this topic.
We like the way this story frames a less-invasive lung cancer test in terms of reduced costs and harms. But the piece really needed an independent expert to help sort out the evidence and provide context.
Spoonfeeding research to journalists on a conference call, before it’s been peer-reviewed or published, leads to incomplete reports such as this one.
The story wasn’t content simply to repeat the information that was spoonfed to reporters in a conference call.
The main deficiency of this otherwise strong report is that it didn’t caution readers about the cost of buying some 50 liters of olive oil annually to replicate this diet.
This story says there is no “magic pill” for migraines, and yet it offers something of a magic pill in the headline by saying that lifestyle changes can relieve symptoms. Maybe it’s true, but there is no evidence presented to back up the assertion.
A thorough Wall Street Journal report on a new study that explores the relationship between active medical intervention and survival — a topic considered to be controversial among pediatric experts.
This column recounts a laundry list of observational studies showing health benefits of coffee consumption without ever delving into the limitations of such research.
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