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Using a single patient anecdote, ABC News hails DNA fertility test as ‘breakthrough’
Breakthrough? Based on the story of one patient? We’re told the procedure hasn’t been done often. But how often, and what happened to the other women?
How a breakthrough new fertility test is offering hope for families who have suffered miscarriages
Fox spreads ‘breakthrough’ claim but no real reporting on peanut allergy treatment
Harms and costs aren’t addressed.
Potential life-saving peanut allergy drug on horizon, scientists say
‘Historic breakthrough Alzheimer patients around the globe have been awaiting’
Over the years, I have loved it when health care journalists send us tips. One recently wrote, “Have you all seen this BS? Some uneducated/informed friends are posting this on Facebook.” The BS she was referring to was our headline above, which appeared in the first sentence of a news story by WV News: The Independent […]
HealthDay speculates that experimental cystic fibrosis drug combo could be ‘breakthrough’ and ‘game-changing’
Thankfully, the story did mention the extremely steep cost of these drugs.
3-Drug Therapy Might Be Cystic Fibrosis 'Breakthrough'
Supposed ‘breakthrough’ for detecting gut disorders tested in only 12 healthy people
Such language is a red flag and, as with this news release, sometimes comes from the very people we’re counting on to accurately interpret the data for us — the lead authors.
Gas sensing gut pill beats breath test diagnosis
Pilot study on cerebral palsy blood test heralded as ‘breakthrough’ and ‘game changer’
A study involving just 22 children with CP and 21 controls and looking at biomarkers faces a lot more scrutiny before it can be called game-changing.
Blood test predicts spastic cerebral palsy
CBS: “breakthrough” on supposed opioid alternative not even tested in humans yet
The CBS Morning News packed so much hyperbolic punch into one piece, it was breathtaking. They promoted the piece as “only seen on CBS This Morning,” and thank goodness for that. Keep in mind that the story admitted that the compound hasn’t been tested in humans yet. In that context, let these claims soak […]
Guardian spoon-feeds university news release to readers, claiming prostate cancer ‘breakthrough’
This story fails to provide anything more than hyperbole and unsubstantiated claims. Readers deserve more.
Prostate cancer breakthrough as UK team develops more accurate test
Study testing late clot removal in stroke is important but not a “breakthrough” or “paradigm shift”
While the release provides good supporting data, readers should remember that the study was not blinded or placebo controlled which introduces some limitations.
Landmark study may impact standard stroke treatment guidelines
‘Breakthrough’ for enlarged prostates? Northwestern’s aggressive PR pitch lacks data and context
Short on details, long on promise for an alleged ‘breakthrough’ minimally invasive surgery for enlarged prostates.
Northwestern Medicine offers new Minimally Invasive Breakthrough Treatment for Enlarged Prostate
University asks readers to take leap of faith that antibiotic tested only in the lab is a ‘breakthrough’
This study may be of great interest to drug researchers, but its relevance to practicing clinicians and the general public remains unknown.
Scientists make significant breakthrough on superbug-killing antibiotic teixobactin
‘Breakthrough’ in multiple sclerosis diagnostic? Not so fast.
The release claims that the test results can differentiate between MS and non-MS, and between MS subtypes, but there are no numbers provided for us to assess that.
Research pinpoints powerful biomarker of multiple sclerosis
A meta-analysis of treatment statistics is no ‘breakthrough in the treatment of anal cancer’
Readers would have been better served by an acknowledgement that there are weaknesses inherent in meta-analysis of studies.
Specialists make breakthrough in the treatment of anal cancer
Ohio State’s claim of a research ‘breakthrough’ buries key info: it’s not in people
A proof of concept in rodents may be exciting for the researchers, but the news release goes too far in proclaiming a “breakthrough.”
Breakthrough device heals organs with a single touch
It’s misleading to call results from phase 1 trials with 6 and 13 patients a ‘cancer breakthrough’
Although the two trials profiled in the Newsweek article are phase 1 safety trials, the article barely mentions safety and calls it a breakthrough — quite prematurely.