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Categories: Los Angeles Times


LA Times provides careful take on early brain/diabetes research–except for the headline


Significant conflicts of interest not disclosed in LA Times story on modified Pap tests

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LA Times provides strong overview on study showing vitamin D and calcium supplements don’t prevent fractures


LA Times portrays PSA screening analysis as far more clear-cut and definite than even the authors claim


Do PET scans improve dementia diagnosis? LA Times story overlooks harms of screening


“Good for you” or not? Mixed messages in LA Times coverage of coffee studies


Immunotherapy’s ‘new era:’ LA Times story overlooks the risks and overstates trial results


LA Times strikes the right balance by reporting evenly on both harms and benefits of ‘magic mushrooms’ for cancer patients


Breast density and mammograms: LA Times story leans hard on news release


LA Times story mischaracterizes studies on intestinal microbiome