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Categories: Association/Society news release


‘Millions’ with bipolar disorder could be helped by probiotics? Release pushes pure speculation


Is vitamin C a remedy for smoking during pregnancy? Too soon to tell based on preliminary study


Claims about pulsed radiofrequency for back pain and sciatica are premature


Claim that hot baths can substitute for exercise lacks evidence


Serious potential harms and financial conflicts missing in recap of study on vaginal laser surgery for menopausal symptoms


Caveats and outside expert balance speculative claim that ‘anti-inflammatory’ diet might benefit bipolar disorder patients


Tiny safety trial prematurely touts ‘clinical benefit’ of cancer vaccine for HER2-positive cancers


Zika vaccine for brain cancer? PR release headline omits crucial words: ‘in mice’


False claims of benefit weaken news release on experimental melanoma drug trial


Breastfeeding for stroke prevention? Kudos to heart association for clarifying that study doesn’t show cause-and-effect