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It would have been helpful if the story had explored who would pay for this kind of screening, and what we know about depression screening in general: Is it effective?
The release fails to mention that the FDA has issued a warning against the use of vaginal laser surgery for menopausal symptoms.
There was also no information about how or where these research findings were presented, nor was there any input from independent experts.
But it was good to see how the story included the prices of the drugs and mentioned the lack of long-term safety data.
The University of Maryland Medical Center is the latest to make an evidence-free claim that its proton beam treatment beats other types of cancer therapies.
The release includes cautions and an outside perspective — something we’d like to see more of in health care PR announcements.
But the study could pave the way for further studies that establish midwifery’s benefits and risks.
This story did a good job of explaining the findings and the quality of evidence.
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