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Category: Evaluating the quality of evidence


The start of a study is often not newsworthy – even when you bring God into it


The COVID-19 research news rollercoaster is running again: STAT News + Gilead’s remdesivir


NY Times “Well” column is unwell again – this time on pandemic running advice


Slow down your giddyup on Gilead news


Strong caveats are lacking as news stories trumpet preliminary COVID-19 research


Suffering sciatica! How 2 stories on same study reported with different emphases


News release labeling to combat a global scourge of exaggerated claims


How one bit of medical jargon fuels public confusion about cancer treatments


Fact-checking – by itself – is inherently flawed on health care topics


What you need to know about claims of health care ‘firsts’