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Category: Business of health


Self-promoting MDs hawk unproven COVID-19 pandemic treatments


Tone deaf promotion of very early research on smartphone app for kids’ ear fluid


When it comes to surprise medical bills, journalists largely focus on casualties and not the war


What did journalists overlook about the Apple Watch ‘heart monitor’ feature?


The art of the non-news release: News you can’t use


‘Home run’ gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Investor-oriented coverage pitches promise but …


A cancer doctor speaks out: How premature hype about experimental drugs fails patients


‘$7.9 trillion’ savings from earlier Alzheimer’s diagnosis: Is there a hidden agenda behind the numbers?


Wearable defibrillator is said to save lives, but patients and doctors question at what cost

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‘Clinically proven’ ear plugs for migraines make news headlines, with little evidence they work