Note to our followers: Our nearly 13-year run of daily publication of new content on came to a close at the end of 2018. Publisher Gary Schwitzer and other contributors may post new articles periodically. But all of the 6,000+ articles we have published contain lessons to help you improve your critical thinking about health care interventions. And those will be still be alive on the site for a couple of years.

Tag: observational studies

2 7/26/2017

A tale of two (BMJ) studies: one gets attention, the other gets neglected. Why?

1 3/23/2016

Observational studies & the health messaging merry-go-round: Moderate alcohol, once “healthy,” now “not so good for you after all”


Journalists have “systematic bias” to cover weaker studies


Another day, another slew of misleading media messages on observational study


Today’s scorecard on observational study news stories: 2 wins, 1 loss


Coffee & prostate cancer: Some news reports got it right. Others….


Story whips up confusion over coffee and breast cancer risk – hurts more than helps