Category: Evaluating the quality of evidence


Ibuprofen linked to male infertility? It’s pure speculation

1 1/9/2018

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


Animal studies, reported well, include careful framing and clear caveats

3 12/13/2017

Of mice and “man flu”


Some news stories sugarcoat limitations of study linking skipping breakfast to heart disease

9 9/12/2017

Most news coverage on new PSA testing study acknowledged costly trade-offs

6 9/5/2017

Facts about the new ALS drug Radicava that you’re unlikely to see in news stories


Walnuts for weight loss? Times makes huge leap based on brain scans of 9 people

3 8/22/2017

5 questions to ask when writing (and reading) about new Alzheimer’s drug research


What a little Twitter chat can do to stop #stemcellhype