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Category: Evaluating the quality of evidence

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


Why you should be suspicious of subgroups: A new addition to our toolkit


3 reasons not to believe these 7 reasons that beer is good for you


Stem cell ads: Promise much, deliver little

3 7/18/2017

Why journalists should take greater care when reporting on alternative health treatments


Surrogate Markers: Why health care consumers & journalists need to know about them


Small studies: Be vigilant when writing about them and skeptical when reading about them

2 6/20/2017

Is vegetable oil really as good as a statin?


White bread ‘healthier’ than whole grain? Why readers should avoid these half-baked stories