Fact-checking the Trump – Oz health sitdown

“Fact-checking the Trump – Oz health sitdown” by Kevin Lomangino, Health News Review.

Unsubstantiated health information in any medium does a disservice to public health communication in general. This is why we support the critical evaluations from the folks at Health News Review (HNR), which evaluates health news using systematic criteria to assess the extent . . . → Read More: Fact-checking the Trump – Oz health sitdown

Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?

“Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?” By Christine Norton and Karen Sepucha, Health News Review).

Health News Review evaluates health reporting on medical interventions from the top ten circulating newspapers in the United States. The evaluation is based on established criteria related to costs of the intervention, quantification of benefits and harms, critical evaluation of . . . → Read More: Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?

Cancer tests you need – and those you don’t

“Cancer tests you need – and those you don’t.” By Gary Schwitzer, Health News Review

The cover story of the March edition of Consumer Reports is “The cancer tests you need – and those you don’t.“ You need a subscription to access the full content, but Schwitzer shares the article headings as well as key . . . → Read More: Cancer tests you need – those you don’t

Critics detect hype in “Bra Detects Breast Cancer” news

“Critics detect hype in ‘Bra Detects Breast Cancer’ news.” by Gary Schwitzer, Health News Review

At one point, the Boston Globe’s website splashed the breast-cancer-bra news on its home page. In a story devoid of vital details, the feeble attempt to explain anything fell far short. “The bra has been tested for sensitivity and accuracy . . . → Read More: Critics detect hype in “Bra Detects Breast Cancer” news

Critique: CNN proclaims “BREAKING news: cure for cancer close”

“CNN ‘BREAKING news: cure for cancer close.” By Gary Schwitzer, Health News Review

Gary Schwitzer of Health News Review critiques Sanjay Gupta’s reporting of MD Anderson’s “Moot Shots Program” as a “Giant leap for mankind.” Gupta announced via Twitter: “BREAKING cure for #cancer close says md anderson. plan to “drastically reduce” cases & deaths n . . . → Read More: Critique: “CNN ‘BREAKING news: cure for cancer close”