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Categories: ABC News


Using a single patient anecdote, ABC News hails DNA fertility test as ‘breakthrough’


ABC News story perpetuates misinformation that new drug will prevent spread of flu


How solid is the evidence behind the FDA-cleared ‘contraceptive app?’ ABC News doesn’t say


ABC News doesn’t oversell early research on blood test for depression


In rehash of news release, ABC News glosses over realities of experimental menopause drug


ABC downplays gloomy context in reporting ‘remarkable’ BACE1 finding for Alzheimer’s


Skimpy, source-free ABC News story on new blood pressure guidelines unlikely to help readers much


ABC News touts affordability of at-home BRCA test without delving into any drawbacks


ABC News story on new ALS drug Radicava included many caveats–except the most important one


ABC News extrapolates wildly, misleads readers by claiming high intensity exercise ‘could be secret to staying young’