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Potential harms and source of evidence missing in FDA summary of new blood test for concussion
The actual cost implications of the new test are anything but clear based on this news release.
FDA authorizes marketing of first blood test to aid in the evaluation of concussion in adults
CNN wrongly reports that a new blood test can “help detect concussion”
This story also missed an opportunity to point out other ways to reduce unneeded CT scans.
FDA approves first blood test for concussion
Journalists drop the ball on big concussion/CTE story
A study about concussions and the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is generating national headlines: USA Today: New Boston University study links repetitive hits to head, not concussions, to CTE Washington Post: A new study shows that hits to the head, not concussions, cause CTE TIME: Repeated Hits to the Head — Not Concussions — May […]
Spit test for concussion detection: CNN story includes some important caveats
However, the story could have provided more information on the potential harms of screening tests, as well as expected costs.
Spit test may diagnose, predict duration of concussion in kids
Little light shed on study of colored glasses for light sensitivity after concussion
More data and details would have made for a stronger news release.
Colored glasses may provide light sensitivity relief post-concussion
NPR suggests experimental concussion ‘spit test’ can improve care, but that’s not what researchers looked at
News stories should be scrupulous about distinctions between what researchers hope to prove and what they actually tested.
Spit Test May Reveal The Severity Of A Child's Concussion
‘New’ and effective tool for predicting concussion outcomes? University oversells MRI study
When does a technology stop being new? Is functional MRI from 1991 still a “new MRI method?”
New MRI method aids long-term concussion prognosis
PR release calls concussion blood test a ‘game changer’ — based on study involving 12 head injuries
While this new blood test for concussion is portrayed as a ‘game changing’ discovery, the preliminary nature and other drawbacks warrant caution.
Western and Lawson scientists develop game-changing blood test for concussions
Foggy PR account of concussion-testing goggles
This release is bogged down by jargon and glaring omissions.
Concussion can now be diagnosed with 95 percent specificity
Inquirer overstates findings of pilot study on app for post-concussion monitoring
The headline, “How to heal head injuries? Try a new app,” is misleading because the app is not available for trying, nor can it heal head injuries.
How to heal head injuries? Try new app
AP’s look at baseline concussion testing for student athletes lacked critical eye
The story does a nice job of summarizing the results of a data collection effort for concussions among athletes, but treats the concept of baseline testing uncritically.
MICHIGAN ATHLETIC GROUP SAYS CONCUSSION PROGRAM WORKS
Communicating effectively about concussion research: 6 tips for writers
Concussions have been in the news a lot recently, in stories that focus on everything from the National Football League to potential diagnostic tools to recovery times or long-term health effects. But we at HealthNewsReview.org have noticed that some of the same flaws crop up repeatedly across many of these stories and news releases — […]
Ultrasound for detecting sports concussion on the sidelines? PR release doesn’t address practicality
This news release summarizing preliminary research on state-of-the-art Doppler ultrasound for diagnosing concussion raises questions about cost, accuracy.
Ultrasound Headset May Be New Way to Recognize Concussion on the Sidelines
NFL-affiliated neurosurgeon downplays concussion risks in Penn State news release
The following is a guest blog post from one of our regular contributors and reviewers, Susan Molchan, MD, a psychiatrist in the Washington, DC, area. Over the past several years many stories in the media, as well as last winter’s movie, Concussion, have reported on the increased incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS […]
Questions, answers and lessons from the Maryland chocolate milk/concussions debacle
Andrew Holtz and Earle Holland, who have been following this story since we first called attention to it in January, offer some summary wisdom and analysis following the release of a University of Maryland investigative report on the chocolate milk/concussions study. Answers after months of waiting The University of Maryland report exceeded my expectations, […]