Category: The words matter


FDA announces action against two stem cell clinics: Is that a ‘crackdown’?    

3 8/15/2017

TIME’s ‘miracle cure’ coverage reflects common problems with cancer stories


University of Iowa ignores questions about its oregano ‘cure’ for cancer-wasting syndrome

2 7/14/2017

Clueless on healthcare: here’s how we can get smarter


Tummy troubles? NBC News touts hypnosis as ‘the answer’ for millions


Weekly dose of chocolate lowers AFib risk? Oh how we wish it were true

12 4/13/2017

Is PSA now “OK”? What the task force really said about the evidence on prostate cancer screening


5-Star Friday | Our staff pick some gems from the past month

1 3/22/2017

Will a major medical journal’s PR statement contribute to the overtreatment of back pain?


Here’s how to write better headlines on diet studies