Note to our followers: Our nearly 13-year run of daily publication of new content on came to a close at the end of 2018. Publisher Gary Schwitzer and other contributors may post new articles periodically. But all of the 6,000+ articles we have published contain lessons to help you improve your critical thinking about health care interventions. And those will be still be alive on the site for a couple of years.

Categories: Diagnostic tests


News release far too rosy/conflicted for small study on ovarian cancer test


Supposed ‘breakthrough’ for detecting gut disorders tested in only 12 healthy people


Recap of small study on schizophrenia diagnostic device offers false hope


Diagnostic brain scans still preliminary, despite optimistic announcement


NIH recap on ‘brain disease test’: strong on study results, but lacks clarity on patient benefits


Confusing screening and diagnosis, and over-stating the potential impact of a high-tech device for finding cervical cancer


Foggy PR account of concussion-testing goggles


Strong effort in PR release on new TB test misses on funding; harms


Ultrasound for detecting sports concussion on the sidelines? PR release doesn’t address practicality


Duke University offers strong data-driven release on lung cancer screenings for former smokers