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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, […]1
U of Maryland review: researcher on flawed chocolate milk/concussions study failed to disclose big dairy donations
The University of Maryland (UMD) today acknowledged serious problems with the process that produced flawed research and a misleading news release touting the benefits of a specific brand of chocolate milk for recovery from concussions in student athletes. Concerns about the news release and underlying study were first identified by HealthNewsReview.org on January 5, 2016. […]
School district suggests its football players never participated in troubled U of Maryland chocolate milk/concussions study
It’s been about two months since HealthNewsReview.org requested that the University of Maryland release public documents pertaining to a troubled study about chocolate milk and concussions — a request that the university is bound by law to fulfill within 30 days. Earle Holland comments on the university’s foot-dragging in a separate post today and explains why […]
Maryland tries to run out the clock on public records requests related to chocolate milk study
HealthNewsReview.org requested two months ago that the University of Maryland release public documents pertaining to a troubled study about chocolate milk and concussions — a request that the university is bound by law to fulfill within 30 days. While the university drags its feet, Andrew Holtz has been trying to find out more from Washington […]2
Public institutions in Maryland still ducking basic questions about chocolate milk and concussions study
High schools mum about rights, safety of student study participants Product endorsement by public schools chief, no response to questions Request for public records gets only a timeline and fee schedule from UMD Flawed news release, masquerading as news, repeated by yet another site In December, the University of Maryland put out a news release […]2
Sunshine or more stonewalling? Maryland’s latest chocolate milk disclosures dodge the difficult questions
See Publisher’s note with update at the end of this post For University of Maryland (UMD) public relations officials who’ve been buried beneath an avalanche of criticism of late, a story in Sunday’s Washington Post would appear to signal an intent to start digging out. As regular readers of this blog know, University officials were beset by critics […]2
University of Maryland launches institutional review of chocolate milk study first flagged by HealthNewsReview.org
This strange tale has entered a new chapter. First, on January 5, we reviewed a news release from the University of Maryland that was headlined, “Concussion-related measures improved in high school football players who drank new chocolate milk, UMD study shows.” When a news release states that a “study shows” something which is not backed […]9
Why won’t the University of Maryland talk about the chocolate milk/concussion study it was so eager to promote?
Editor’s note: In response to concerns first raised by HealthNewsReview.org in a news release review and the following blog post, the University of Maryland has announced it is conducting an investigation into the study at the center of this controversy. Why did the University of Maryland issue multiple news releases about a health research project… and […]2
How universities can avoid the next chocolate milk/concussion debacle
The following guest post is by Earle Holland, former Assistant Vice President for Research Communications at Ohio State University. He’s now one of our regular reviewers and blog contributors. His post was sparked by our review of a dubious University of Maryland news release and the university’s subsequent stonewalling on questions related to that release. […]
Release claiming chocolate milk improves concussion symptoms in student athletes is out-of-bounds
Can a chocolate milk produced by “Super, Natural Cows” protect student athletes from concussion? This news release from the University of Maryland provides few hard numbers related to benefits and evidence and what little is provided doesn’t appear in any published, peer-reviewed study that we could obtain — either through online searches or requests made to the University.
Concussion-Related Measures Improved in High School Football Players Who Drank New Chocolate Milk, UMD Study Shows
A veteran science communicator’s guidelines for PR news releases on medical research
Earlier this week, HealthNewsReview publisher Gary Schwitzer wrote that the free news release review program he had offered was shutting down. You could almost hear the disappointment in his explanation that barely more than a half-dozen institutions took advantage of this offer in the past 20 months it was available. “What more we can […]1
Ending our offer of free pre-publication review of PR news releases
We are bewildered. We don’t know what more we can do. There’s never been a service like ours that reviews the news and critiques it to try to improve the public dialogue about health care in the U.S. There’s never been a service that reviews the quality of health care PR news releases. And […]
Podcast: Our team reflects on what we’ve learned
After over 12 years of scrutinizing medical news to help improve the public dialogue on health care, HealthNewsReview.org closes up shop at the end of 2018.
In this podcast, the seven members of the staff take a look back and share what they’ve learned from the experience.
When reporting on sloppy science, NY Times ‘Well’ section should practice what it preaches
A New York Times column on Monday bemoaned the sorry state of much nutrition research, saying it’s too often poorly designed and riddled with conflicts of interest. The headline: Confused by Nutrition Research? Sloppy Science May Be to Blame Written by longtime “Personal Health” columnist Jane Brody, the piece is based on a new book, […]
5-Star Friday: ‘A step away from the norm of the daily drumbeat’
In this installment of 5-Star Friday — our regular feature highlighting excellent health care writing that caught our eye — we noticed a bit of a common thread. Our publisher Gary Schwitzer called it “a step away from the norm of the daily drumbeat.” The topics covered below are ones you’ll read about week after […]