February 11, 2016 | Story Review

Outside commentary adds clarity to story on potential jet lag therapy

This Reuters piece scores well for bringing needed balance through comments from an outside expert.

5 Star

Flashing night-lights may help lessen jet lag, circadian problems

February 11, 2016 | Story Review

Story on light-based jet lag research goes dark on some key issues

This single-source article on jet lag research needed some outside perspective.

3 Star

Study finds new potential treatment for jet lag

February 7, 2016 | Story Review

Excellent sourcing, but questionable anecdotes, for WSJ piece on same-day hip replacement

Despite many expert opinions and patient voices in this story, we were left wanting more from the coverage.

2 Star

Same-Day Hip Replacement

February 5, 2016 | Story Review

Transferring Mom’s bacteria to C-section babies — but what if the bugs aren’t all friendly?

Generally solid coverage that was too quick to declare this procedure “safe” based on experience with only four babies.

5 Star

Bacteria From Mother May Colonize Cesarean Births

February 4, 2016 | Story Review

How big is the reduction in breast cancer risk linked to a high-fiber diet? 16 percent or 0.2 percentage point?

Despite some strong reporting, this story leaves readers with a misleading impression of the size of the benefit seen in the study.

3 Star

A Diet High In Fiber May Help Protect Against Breast Cancer

February 4, 2016 | Story Review

Multiple perspectives elevate CBS coverage of diet-breast cancer link

Though it shares some shortcomings of a competing NPR story, this piece elevates itself slightly with the use of thoughtful independent sources.

3 Star

Teen eating habits may help cut breast cancer risk

January 28, 2016 | Story Review

Sexy but not sensational: STAT strikes the right balance on stem cell diabetes approach

This excellent, cautious examination of a pair of lab studies gives readers everything they need to know without hyping the potential for diabetes treatment.

4 Star

Cell therapy in protective bubble offers hope for diabetes fix

January 26, 2016 | Story Review

New drug candidate yields “significant weight loss” — but what does that mean?

This business-oriented story missed on some key health aspects of the research being reported on.

3 Star

Zafgen reports promising results from weight-loss drug study

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