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  • Mar 4 2015

    Should Pregnant Women Eat More Tuna?

    A good overview of why government nutrition authorities are considering a revision on their guidance for tuna consumption during pregnancy.

    No Comments 4 Star
  • Mar 3 2015

    Nerve Treatment Via Nose Shows Promise Against Migraines

    This story describes a small, ongoing study that touted lidocaine delivered to the back of the nasal cavity as an effective treatment for migraines. Although the story notes that the findings are preliminary, it does not inform us that the study wasn’t randomized or placebo-controlled; these are major drawbacks in interpreting the effectiveness of the procedure.

    No Comments 2 Star
  • Mar 2 2015

    App ‘trains’ your brain to see better

    FoxNews.com

    This story improves upon other recent Fox News efforts by including an independent expert perspective — the lack of which we commented on in a blog post about Fox News last week. But while our star score reflects that improvement, we still don’t think this story contributes very much to the public dialogue about health care.  Our concerns are detailed in the review.

    No Comments 4 Star
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