This story also missed harms, evidence limitations, and a conflict of interest.
Independent experts would have given this story important context.
This story also missed an opportunity to point out other ways to reduce unneeded CT scans.
This story buoyantly reports on a finding that amyloid plaque can be reversed in mice but misses potential harms and an announcement about an aborted BACE1 trial in humans just a day earlier.
Far more original reporting was needed here.
Any research that suggests that one strain of the flu virus can be killed without side effects to humans is bound to get a lot of attention.
The story used speculative language from the start (“powerful” new disinfectant,” “easily kills”) and had a startling lack of information about the study.
We applaud how this story provided history, context, potential benefits but potential pitfalls (costs and side effects) of new drugs now being studied for migraine relief. Lots to like in this one.
The story may also confuse readers in how it refers to “watchful waiting.” The term is most often used to describe a treatment known as active surveillance for men with slow-growing cancers. But this story applies the term to a smaller group of men with high-risk cancers who are hoping to delay recurrence and spread of the cancer.
Expend 54 calories by standing at your desk for 6 hours a day? There are much better ways to lose weight, none of which are mentioned here.