Category: The words matter

5 9/8/2016

Cancer Miracle Mongering by City of Hope

5 8/2/2016

If you are “brain dead” you cannot also be “kept alive on life support.” An important nuance and the news media’s failure in emotionally-charged  “brain death” stories

3 5/23/2016

Inside the Sausage Factory of Drug Approval: Nuplazid (pimavanserin) coverage didn’t inspect closely enough

5 5/17/2016

Why “exercise lowers cancer risk” headlines mislead readers

16 5/13/2016

CBS proclaims ‘cancer breakthrough’ – doesn’t explain what FDA means by that term

1 5/11/2016

Swaddling and SIDS: Why scary headlines got it wrong

6 3/3/2016

“Medicare for All” vs. “Government Plan”: Nuance matters in coverage of health policy choices

2 2/19/2016

MIT’s misleading PR headline on autism


Fiber and breast cancer risk: holes in Harvard news release set stage for misleading news coverage

9 12/16/2015

Opdivo ads vs. the reality of stage IV cancer treatment