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Tags: heart disease


Multigene test may find risk for common diseases, but there’s no evidence it will make anyone healthier


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


NYT dives deep into potential impact of stent study, but needed more specifics on what was measured


WSJ’s look at stent study: Solid reporting, with room for more detail on costs and risks


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


NBC News claims new imaging technique ‘may predict heart attacks,’ but where’s the data?


Preeclampsia and aspirin: HealthDay does solid job covering new study findings


Can these 10 foods really ‘cut risk of early death’? NPR overstates the evidence


Journalism or marketing? Reuters promotes results of drug study no one has seen yet


Medical Daily story on Mediterranean diet study mostly echoes news release