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Categories: Newsweek


Fecal transplant via a pill? Newsweek’s coverage points out possible selection bias of study participants


Readers will be swept in by Newsweek’s story on pending muscular dystrophy drug, but what does the evidence show?


Is one study of 51 men enough to declare the ‘two-week diet’ is better for dropping pounds?


Newsweek presents a mostly balanced account of family’s unconventional cancer journey


It’s misleading to call results from phase 1 trials with 6 and 13 patients a ‘cancer breakthrough’


Newsweek says ‘new vaccine could stop heroin abuse’ — in four monkeys, at least


Newsweek speculates about an ‘obesity cure,’ and doesn’t disclose important conflict of interest


Marijuana and memory: Newsweek writes about mouse research–but is at least upfront about it

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Big gaps in reporting plus misleading statements mar Newsweek’s fluffy look at magnets for depression


Newsweek confuses association with causation in ‘weekend warrior’ exercise story