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The story may mislead people into thinking that if they pop a pressure pill each day, they will avoid Alzheimer’s Disease. That’s unproven.
The release asserts that stem cells are a promising approach to regenerating a torn meniscus, but the data are very limited.
News stories must be careful to explain study limitations so that people come away understanding what a study couldn’t measure.
While robotic surgery may be “not inferior” to standard therapy for bladder cancer, it does have added costs and a longer procedure time.
The evidence cited here is still very preliminary, a finding we also noticed in another recently reviewed article on using genetic testing for targeting depression meds.
Changes in surrogate markers don’t necessarily translate to better health outcomes affecting patient pain and quality of life.
This article demonstrates it’s not only desireable but also possible to write objectively and temper expectations when writing for a business audience.
Saying that older patients benefit from the procedure as much as younger patients isn’t really saying much. The release didn’t mention the limited evidence that supports the procedure in younger patients.
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