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Tag: Ivan Oransky


Null but not void: Why health journalists need to stop ignoring negative studies

1 4/23/2015

Schwitzer/Oransky workshop: “How to accurately report on medical research findings.”


Can we learn anything from Japanese study of cancer news reporting?


Plenty of pitfalls in reporting on medical studies

6 1/17/2013

Online science comments: trolls, trash and treasure


“Embargoes… can be bad for the public health.”

2 10/31/2012

Take that, Ingelfinger! Embargo Watch toasts new open-access journal’s policy


Catching up on Embargo Watch & Retraction Watch gems