(See correction in the post above this one)
See the HealthNewsReview.org review of the CBS Evening News story, and of the USA Today story. Both 3 stars out of five. Both used the more impressive relative risk reduction figures rather than the more helpful absolute risk reduction stats. Neither explained the long history of research into aspirin and colon cancer – thereby again hyping the research as “revolutionary” – in USA Today’s words.
Thanks to Andrew Holtz for having a hand in both reviews.