Regarding that same study, a BBC story allowed a quote to go unchallenged: "it's just not fair to attribute the mis-reporting of this to journalists - they've just copied what's in the journal and in the press release." We disagree.
"Is widespread screening for hepatitis C justified?" - The BMJ.
Who will notice that BMJ piece? And who will report on it accurately?
"60 Minutes Stumbles on How Health Insurance Works" - Dan Munro on Forbes.
"NBC Nightly News Wields the Power of Pandering in 'Power of Prayer' Report" - Prof. William London
"When Diabetes Treatment Treatment Goes Too Far"
"Doing More for Patients Often Does No Good"
And Eric Topol's skeptical Tweet:
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University of Minnesota School of Public Health
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