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What’s going on with Newsweek’s health/medical news coverage? What you need to know.

Gary Schwitzer is founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org.  He remembers a better time for Newsweek health/medical/science journalism.

In the era of churnalism – churning out mass volumes of health/medical/science news every day – some news organizations seem to be simply going through the motions.

Newsweek lifted much of its “story” from The Guardian, in proclaiming a breakthrough in unpublished results from an early Phase I drug trial for Huntington’s Disease.

Recently, in 3 days’ time, we commented on 3 other Newsweek health news stories – all diet/nutrition stories.  We posted these on social media, but never put them on this blog, so here you go.  Looking for better from them in 2018 – or whenever.

November 7:  “Want to feel full? Eating two burgers is better for your health than ordering fries.” Newsweek didn’t lift from The Guardian this time, but, rather, from The Business Insider…the Harvard Health blog…and LiveScience.

On November 9, Newsweek published, “Why mushrooms may be the best food to help fight aging.”  I’m getting older just reading stories like this.

On November 8, Newsweek published, “Your vegetarian diet may be making you sad.” What’s sad is when a story contradicts itself, as this one did.

 

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