We also appreciated the discussion of how common high blood pressure is and why it’s so important to treat.
It conflates occasional acid reflux (or gastroesophageal reflux, which can cause heartburn) with the more serious problem of GERD, which also can cause heartburn.
The story does not adequately address the quality of the evidence–and this is a major shortcoming considering the limitations.
There is clearly a need for new treatments for PTSD, and therefore news stories have a duty to discuss the evidence for and against them–this story didn’t do so.
Why this box and not any clean box? By registering with the Baby Box University to get their free box, are parents opening themselves up to a deluge of ads for baby products sold on the company website?
Other approaches to addressing uncertainties about a patient’s heart condition — including stress tests — would have been useful to include.
How can a memory test taken after one night of sleeping with “pink noise” demonstrate long-term memory effects? The story is quiet on that issue.
Despite cautioning readers about some of the limits of observational studies, this story makes many claims that observational data just can’t support.