September 23, 2016 | Story Review 2

New radiation guidelines for breast cancer: There’s ‘enough’ evidence, HealthDay story states, skirting specifics

The story also needed a discussion around costs of radiation therapy, which can be pricey.

4 Star

More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation, New Guidelines Say

September 23, 2016 | Story Review

TIME’s story on infants and food allergy risks overstates research findings

Both the story’s headline and overall brevity make the evidence sound much stronger than what was reported in the evidence review.

2 Star

Babies Should Eat Eggs and Peanuts Early to Avoid Food Allergies

September 21, 2016 | Story Review

Reuters mostly rehashes a news release for story on light box therapy for low-male libido

Reuters joined the media frenzy and reported on a small study that was bound to trigger an avalanche of coverage.

2 Star

Study shines a light on low winter-time male libido

September 20, 2016 | Story Review

The Guardian’s look at an inhaler to protect lungs from air pollution borders on puffery

The story hints at evidence but provides no substantiation of the claims made by the sources in the story.

3 Star

New inhaler protects lungs against effects of air pollution

September 16, 2016 | Story Review

Surgery instead of reading glasses? NBC’s look at new implant leaned hard on one patient anecdote

The story does not share any research information for how these eye implants performed in clinical trials.

3 Star

No More Readers? New Implant May Help Aging Eyes

September 15, 2016 | Story Review

Battling ‘super lice:’ WSJ story provides solid overview on the treatment options

We were pleased to see how the story pointed out any potential conflicts of interest among the sources.

5 Star

New Ways to Fight Super Lice

September 15, 2016 | Story Review

AP’s look at baseline concussion testing for student athletes lacked critical eye

The story does a nice job of summarizing the results of a data collection effort for concussions among athletes, but treats the concept of baseline testing uncritically.

3 Star


September 13, 2016 | Story Review

Benefits of infrared saunas: TIME story needed to turn up the heat

Are infrared saunas healthy? The story attempts to answer the question by looking at a handful of small studies, and interviewing two people directly involved with the research.

2 Star

You Asked: Are Infrared Saunas Healthy?


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