Note to our followers: Our nearly 13-year run of daily publication of new content on came to a close at the end of 2018. Publisher Gary Schwitzer and other contributors may post new articles periodically. But all of the 6,000+ articles we have published contain lessons to help you improve your critical thinking about health care interventions. And those will be still be alive on the site for a couple of years.

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

2 12/28/2017

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