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Categories: Screening


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

5 4/14/2016

Solid effort by NBC on saturated fat study, though story lacked hard numbers on findings


Thorough, thoughtful coverage of Task Force’s final mammogram recommendations


Informative report on mammogram recommendations could have quantified lives saved


The Guardian’s bad hair day: No, cortisol in hair can’t “reveal future mental health risk” in children

1 9/13/2015

Bloomberg “liquid biopsy” story nods to “skepticism” in headline


Reuters adds some cold water to direct-to-consumer ‘liquid biopsy’

2 8/14/2015

High score for HealthDay coverage of “scoring system” for colonoscopy candidates


Strong look at evidence underlying saliva test for Alzheimer’s


Saliva test for Alzheimer’s? Bare-bones report misses a host of concerns