This 4-star story benefits from several borderline “satisfactory” ratings. Our review details what could have been done better.
This story is based almost entirely on one woman’s experience with the product being profiled. We don’t think that’s thorough enough.
Could heart scans help identify people who don’t need to take statins? This well-written story checks most of our boxes and provides an optimal blend of optimism and skepticism regarding this approach.
This is a solid look at an emerging and important topic.
This story, based entirely on a news release, suggests that the findings from a rat study are directly applicable to people. Our reviewers disagree.
Our main suggestion for this otherwise strong story is to quantify the difference in risk seen between hospital and home births.
This Associated Press story does a pretty thorough job addressing our criteria — especially under a tight deadline.
While it did make some attempt to mention limitations of current evidence, this story overall was too enthusiastic about an experimental therapy that has barely been tested.