NOTE TO READERS: When this project lost substantial funding at the end of 2018, I lost the ability to continue publishing criteria-driven news story reviews and PR news release reviews - once the bread-and-butter of the site going back to 2006. The 3,200 archived reviews, while still educational, are getting old and difficult for me to technically maintain on the back end of the website. So I am announcing that I plan to remove these reviews from the site by April 1, 2021. The blog and the toolkit - two of the most popular features on the site - will remain. If you wish to peruse the reviews before they disappear, please do so by the end of March 2021. After that date you may still be able to access them via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine - https://archive.org/web/.

Tags: news release spin

11/30/2015

Seaweed touted as solution to making junk food healthier — but wild claims not backed up

11/6/2015

NIH release on brain stimulation for obesity: Too brief, too little impact, too early

1 5/21/2015

Exploding a prominent medical center’s claims of a “simple” and “definitive” test for irritable bowel syndrome

4/30/2015

More subterfuge on subgroup analysis … this time from a major cancer organization

4/21/2015

Eye stem cell treatment in people may not be as close as rat study release suggests