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Categories: Newsweek


Newsweek trumpets an ‘aggressive’ new cancer drug, but where’s the data?


Newsweek overlooks key limitation of study on vitamin D and childhood obesity


Newsweek story on Zika vaccine to zap brain cancer is fascinating–but needed more caution about mouse research


Newsweek’s premature optimism about experimental ovarian cancer drug overlooks costs, harms and limitations of the evidence


Newsweek prematurely reports ‘promise’ for ketamine as a treatment for depressed teens


Newsweek’s story on the 16:8 diet: It’s not much more than a news release rewrite, but it’s at least cautious


Here’s one detail that should be included in almost all stories about cancer screening studies


Newsweek stokes false hope with ‘cure for baldness’ based on preliminary evidence


Like so many news stories before it, Newsweek article makes male birth control pill sound imminent


Retinal scans to detect heart attack risk? Newsweek offers a blurry picture