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Category: Risk communication

12/6/2018

We have everything to fear, including fear itself

1 6/14/2018

Headlines raise alarm over prescription drug depression risk. But who qualifies as depressed?

3/28/2018

When ‘fact-checked’ health news doesn’t tell the whole story

6 2/13/2018

Stories about tragic flu deaths wrongly portray Tamiflu as a panacea

1 1/31/2018

Is the NFL using the CDC to ‘manufacture doubt’ on head injuries?

4 12/8/2017

Birth control pills & breast cancer risk: big study generates big differences in quality of news coverage

8 11/8/2017

Alcohol and cancer: What does a ‘500% increase’ in risk really mean?

8/31/2017

Despite flood of news stories, experts warn against unneeded tetanus shots after Harvey

10 5/1/2017

Patients are not plane crash victims and hospitals are not plummeting jetliners

4/26/2017

‘OK to wait’ or ‘Delay at your own risk?’ Headspinning headlines on same colonoscopy study