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Category: Consumer anger/confusion


Shining a light on super-spreaders of coronavirus misinformation


Self-promoting MDs hawk unproven COVID-19 pandemic treatments

16 11/19/2018

Making Medicare choices in a marketplace mess: emperor wears no clothes


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


On the long road to media health, new AMA guidelines are a step in the right direction


Ibuprofen linked to male infertility? It’s pure speculation

1 12/8/2017

Temple University again greases the clickbait machine with canola oil study


Not so fast: News headlines claiming two therapies were proven ‘equally effective’ for treating opioid use disorder


Yes, a listicle: 10 times we couldn’t resist writing about health news clickbait

1 9/20/2017

Headlines claim light drinking during pregnancy is ‘okay’ — researchers say that’s not okay