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Categories: Devices


Optimistic coverage of “portable gluten test” lacks some key context


Should you track your fat with a whole-body scan? Many experts would say no, but WSJ coverage lacked a critical voice

1 8/15/2015

FDA approves first computer-based dementia assessment aid; thorough Post report falls just short on key aspects of coverage


Solid reporting, but broader ethical/medical questions not addressed

2 6/25/2015

Why is U.S. News allowing a Cleveland Clinic neurosurgeon to promote a device in its health news pages?


Philadelphia Inquirer highlights FDA “loophole” allowing use of heart device without testing


Can Personal Air Purifiers Keep Cold and Flu Bugs Away?


College kids make robotic arms for children without real ones


Researchers test device to help deaf children detect sounds


For most strokes, clot-retrieval device boosts effectiveness of drug treatment