NOTE TO READERS: When this project lost substantial funding at the end of 2018, I lost the ability to continue publishing criteria-driven news story reviews and PR news release reviews - once the bread-and-butter of the site going back to 2006. The 3,200 archived reviews, while still educational, are getting old and difficult for me to technically maintain on the back end of the website. So I am announcing that I plan to remove these reviews from the site by April 1, 2021. The blog and the toolkit - two of the most popular features on the site - will remain. If you wish to peruse the reviews before they disappear, please do so by the end of March 2021. After that date you may still be able to access them via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine -

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