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Category: News from scientific meetings

1 7/27/2018

Many questions linger about this possible Alzheimer’s treatment. So why the avalanche of news coverage?

1 7/26/2018

Intensive blood pressure control and ‘dementia’: another mad rush to report incomplete SPRINT findings

7/24/2018

Motherhood affects Alzheimer’s risk? Here’s what you need to know

6/6/2018

Questions about a ‘simple blood test’ to screen for cancer prompt revealing answer: It’s complicated

6/5/2018

A hyped news release gets revised at ASCO: Did it lead to improved coverage from journalists?

6/1/2018

As world’s largest cancer conference gets underway, keep these three tweets in mind

2 5/18/2018

ASCO pumps up a one-sided view of lung cancer screening: Here’s what most of the coverage missed

5/16/2018

ASCO 2018: How a major medical meeting uses embargoes to shape the news, and what the consequences may be

1 3/12/2018

LifeVest study results: PR spin machine in full effect at American College of Cardiology meeting

2/28/2018

The DASH diet fights depression? Superficial stories rehash news release on unpublished study