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Categories: USA Today


USA Today provides rosy speculation about an Alzheimer’s vaccine not yet tested in humans

1 3/8/2018

USA Today rehashes PR talking points in story on at-home breast cancer gene test


USA Today story based on one anecdote serves as promotional megaphone for Microsoft

1 2/10/2017

USA Today story on ‘FODMAP’ diet for tummy troubles gives readers plenty to bite on


USA Today gives solid overview on uncertainties around calcium supplements and heart health

1 7/20/2016

USA Today injects a vital dose of scrutiny to story on ‘dry needling’ for pain

2 5/29/2015

Coverage of delayed umbilical cord clamping omits possible harms to baby and an important study limitation


Non-prescription allergy relief: what you need to know


Alcohol good for your heart? Evidence is evaporating


New drug Opdivo successfully ends lung cancer trial