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The Negative Side of Medical Journals

November 4, 2020

Let’s uncover some of the negative aspects of medical journals impacting contemporary science? For example, one Negative aspect of medical journals is how subscriptions, sensationalism, and success sometimes end up dictating their content. […]

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What Is Shoddy Science?

November 4, 2020

Good health journalism should present both sides of the scale, meaning articles should include multiple viewpoints. That wasn’t allowed to happen with the Seralini rat study. Initial news reports fed an immediate hysteria. Russia immediately banned imports of this variety of corn, and Kenya announced that they’d stop planting it. But within a few days, journalistic integrity changed the tone of many of the follow-up articles. […]

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The Dark Side of Science: Dr. Bezwoda’s Cancer Study

November 4, 2020

The health-oriented news site STAT helped put cases like this in perspective in their 2016 essay, “The Real Plague Affecting Science? It Isn’t Fraud.” They reported on a study done by Dutch researchers surveying working scientists around the world about misbehavior among their colleagues and its impact. Though fraud was obviously ranked very high in terms of a negative perception of science and public trust, it occurs so rarely that the overall impact of fraud didn’t make their top five list of science problems. […]

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Health News Reporting – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 27, 2020

Media stories portray health risks associated with our environment both in positive and negative ways. While some health news stories are reliable, there are others which are misleading due to the different styles in reporting by the various media houses. Learn how to distinguish between a good and bad reporting in this article. […]

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Cell Phones and the Cancer Myth

October 26, 2020

Media stories portray health risks associated with our environment both in positive and negative ways. While some health news stories are reliable, there are others which are misleading due to the different styles in reporting by the various media houses. Learn how to distinguish between a good and bad reporting in this article. […]

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