Because of its impact on the health of Americans, any intervention that aims to reduce smoking is worthy of news coverage.
It’s not possible to assess the merits of a study with unpublished data.
Adding contextual information and independent expert viewpoints goes a long way.
News stories shouldn’t stir up excitement about therapies that haven’t been proven both safe and effective.
This news release contains almost none of the important bits of information needed to make an informed decision about this test.
The story is strong and scores well because it discusses critical data from the study, offers comments from independent sources and provides information on limitations.
But could other factors have played a role in the improved outcomes? Information about the potential harms of dual mobility implants would also have been helpful for readers.
Overseas travelers are familiar with the problem of jet lag, but does it rise to the occasion of a new disease needing an expensive new treatment?