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Categories: The Guardian


Guardian jumps to conclusions about an Alzheimer’s study that hasn’t even begun


Numerous problems plague Guardian’s coverage of ‘holy grail of cancer research’


Another rehashed news release from the Guardian, this time about partial vs. full knee replacement surgery


Guardian spoon-feeds university news release to readers, claiming prostate cancer ‘breakthrough’


Guardian trumpets a test to diagnose autism, but where’s the evidence?


Guardian story on new migraine drug never establishes why it’s ‘an important step forward’


Guardian leaves out a key potential conflict of interest in story on statin study


For story on experimental prostate cancer blood test, Guardian leans heavily on news release


Cautions and caveats help buoy Guardian story on using high platelet count for cancer detection


Interesting postpartum depression study results reported in the Guardian, but have they actually been published?