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Categories: Women's health


Announcement on benefits of walking to improve pregnancy outcomes relies heavily on secondary analysis


Time to retire the Pap test? Strong study recap explores the trade-offs


Acupuncture for hot flashes: release leaves out many details from NIH-funded study


News release on osteoporosis drug prominently notes funders and potential conflicts of interest. Kudos!


Company’s PR release on PMS supplement is all hat, no cattle


Release hits the right notes on study comparing two antiseptics used in C-sections


Chocolate for preeclampsia prevention? Medical society hints at benefits even though study reports the opposite


Are we absolutely or relatively sure that increasing dietary fiber reduces breast cancer risk?

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PR release needs more evidence for its exceptional ovarian cancer claims


Release devotes more space to researcher’s bio than to study data on mammograms