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Health News Review

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Gary  Schwitzer

Gary used to be a professional health reporter. He is now a professor of journalism at University of Minnesota [Read More]

Categories: Health/Fitness/Medical | Physician Blogs


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Stanford promotes a magnetized wire ‘to detect cancer in people.' What you need to know
This is quite the unjustified headline from a Stanford University School of Medicine news release: ‘Magnetized wire could be used to detect cancer in people' Stanford claims that antibody-coated, magnetic nanoparticles can be engineered to bind with ...
Health News Review
Monday, July 16, 2018


After canceling an ethically dubious trial, NIH sticks with a muddled message on booze
After a public outcry, the National Institutes of Health recently halted an industry-funded trial to find out whether moderate alcohol consumption promotes heart health. But its advice to the public on drinking remains problematic. Last week a link t...
Health News Review
Monday, July 16, 2018


5-Star Friday: Clarity
Sometimes things are clear as mud. This 5-star Friday is a good example. Take three of our choices below:  drug companies that aren't drug companies, a tick-borne illness that may or may not be a disease, and the very human urge to be drawn to the re...
Health News Review
Friday, July 13, 2018


Screening for atrial fibrillation with a wearable patch: Seek and ye shall find … and then what?
A study published yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) raises important questions about the implications of widespread screening for atrial fibrillation — our most common abnormal heart rhythm (or, "arrhythmia"). Atrial...
Health News Review
Wednesday, July 11, 2018


A troubling trade: Gerontological Society offering journalism fellowships, with an ethical catch
We once again pull back the curtain to let you, the news consumer, learn about another of the behind-the-scenes ways in which the news is made. In a time of increasing competition for news attention, some health/medical/science news purveyors break n...
Health News Review
Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Pharma banks on cancer patients who are ‘determined to keep fighting'
Promoted ads and videos for the cancer drug Cyramza (ramucirumab) began showing up on Twitter in May. They've also appeared in print publications. The ads encourage you to read the words of "determined Cyramza patients" whose faces come alive with co...
Health News Review
Tuesday, July 10, 2018


CNN tells women to ‘go home earlier' to prevent diabetes. Here's what you need to know
  This CNN story reported on a study that found in a survey of Canadian workers, women who reported usually working 45 hours or more per week had a significantly higher risk of diabetes than women working between 35 and 40 hours. So far, so good. The...
Health News Review
Friday, July 6, 2018


Foundation misleads vulnerable cancer patients with clickbait diet advice
Check out this misleading headline from the largest funder of cancer research in British Columbia: "We can reduce cancer by 90% by changing our diets" The source is BC Cancer Foundation (the fundraising arm of the BC Cancer Agency); more specifically...
Health News Review
Friday, July 6, 2018


News release labeling system launches in the UK: Will it help cleanse the polluted stream of media messaging?
We've written about how news releases that oversell medical research pollute the stream of public information by spawning news stories that echo hype. Now there's an effort underway in the UK to reduce the contamination at its source. Launching this ...
Health News Review
Tuesday, July 3, 2018


A venti-sized serving of misinformation in news stories on latest coffee study
If you want to get a sense of how tired readers are of the latest round of headlines pondering the health benefits (or risks) of coffee, then all you need to do is read the replies on this tweet: Coffee is good for you, more science shows. https://t....
Health News Review
Tuesday, July 3, 2018



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