August 27, 2015 | Story Review

Harms, limitations explored in Reuters Health’s aspirin/colon cancer coverage

A very effective report that gives readers most everything they need to know about the study.

5 Star

An aspirin a day – for years – may keep colon cancer away

August 27, 2015 | Story Review

WSJ fills holes left by incomplete news release on beta-blockers and ovarian cancer

This story provides some context that was missing from an MD Anderson news release about the same study.

5 Star

Heart Drug Linked to Extra Years for Cancer Patients

August 23, 2015 | Story Review

Reader question on OTC pain relievers generates thorough, evidence-based response

This story provides an evidence-based response to a reader question on commonly used over-the-counter pain relievers. The details may come as a surprise to those who think these pain relievers are interchangeable.

5 Star

Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here's what the evidence says.

August 21, 2015 | Story Review

Should you track your fat with a whole-body scan? Many experts would say no, but WSJ coverage lacked a critical voice

This story checked most of our boxes but still felt inadequate — a missed opportunity to critically examine the use of a health technology that doesn’t seem to offer much tangible benefit.

3 Star

Too Much Fat? Try a Whole-Body Scan Procedure gives far more data than a body-mass index

August 19, 2015 | Story Review

Can new psychotherapy help with deep, long-lasting grief? It’s “complicated,” says The Times

Strong overall characterization of a new form of therapy for “complicated” grief. A critical perspective is provided, though we had a few suggestions for how that aspect of the story could have been beefed up.

3 Star

A Grief So Deep It Won’t Die

August 19, 2015 | Story Review

Video games as medicine? Sourcing a strong point in coverage of regulatory aspects

Strong on regulatory issues, this story about potential video game therapies didn’t pay quite enough attention to effectiveness issues for our liking.

2 Star

'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

August 18, 2015 | Story Review

Strong report on study of broader multigene breast cancer testing

A pretty solid report on a study of multi-gene cancer test panels. We had a few modest suggestions for improvement.

5 Star

Testing for more breast cancer genes offers useful information

August 15, 2015 | Story Review 1

FDA approves first computer-based dementia assessment aid; thorough Post report falls just short on key aspects of coverage

The 2-star score doesn’t reflect the significant legwork that went into this piece. But that effort could have been applied to better effect in several areas that are highlighted in this review.

2 Star

FDA approves tool for diagnosing dementia in a doctor’s office

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