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Categories: Bloomberg


Bloomberg uncritically touts ‘greater effectiveness’ of cell-based flu vaccine


A study that may help reduce overtreatment of breast cancer gets solid write-up by Bloomberg


Disease-mongering dogs Bloomberg’s story on prostate cancer drugs


Bloomberg highlights modest weight loss benefit from standing desks study. Missing: a focus on better alternatives


Strong recap on cancer blood test should have challenged survival claims


Bloomberg offers up balanced recap of new breast cancer therapy

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Bloomberg story provides clear-eyed view of trendy neurofeedback brain-training clinics


Bloomberg paints rosy picture of virtual reality for PTSD, glossing over the hard evidence


Bloomberg’s conflicted sources ‘love’ new cholesterol drugs — readers need to know about financial relationships with pharma


Bloomberg’s story on virtual reality for pain control was a little too rosy