This news release did a good job of explaining how the study was done but didn’t provide data on benefits, costs, or harms.
The story mostly just rehashes a drug company news release.
All missing from this news release: benefits, harms, how it compares to other methods to treat aneurysms, cost, and if it’s available beyond one hospital.
Did the study findings really earn a label of “game-changing?”
The news release suggests results from lung tests in infants can predict future lung health. But the research can’t yet tell us that vitamin c use in pregnancy will result in any changes in lung health later on.
This story could have provided a bit more on costs, alternatives, and how this study was performed.
Follow-up studies are needed to confirm these results in more patients across a range of different cancers.
This news release offers no caution about harms nor the fact that benefits found in animal studies seldom translate to humans.
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