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Tag: association ≠ causation


After canceling an ethically dubious trial, NIH sticks with a muddled message on booze

2 6/13/2018

Can’t say we didn’t warn you: Study finds popular health news stories overstate the evidence


Salads keep your brain 11 years younger? What you need to know

3 7/11/2017

Coffee & sleep stories mostly miss the association ≠ causation emphasis


Here’s how to write better headlines on diet studies

2 1/6/2017

Why you should be skeptical of recent news headlines about the Mediterranean diet and brain health

1 12/20/2016

News releases exaggerate the results of scientific research — a new study shows why this should stop

6 12/14/2016

Why statins probably don’t reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease, despite what headlines say


We say ‘nuts’ to news release claiming nuts cut risk of many diseases

2 11/30/2016

Association ≠ Causation reminder on ‘racket sports reduce risk of death’ stories