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Only 16% of medical news found to have independent expert commentary
 

Only 16% of medical news found to have independent expert commentary

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A recent analysis revealed that only 16% of health news stories have comments from qualified, independent experts – while a majority of commentators either had conflicts of interest or are unqualified.
 
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29 Dec 2016 - General
 
Mahmoud AbdelAziz I agree that medical report bias is worrisome because this can be easily misinterpreted by consumers. Health information literacy is quite difficult to ascertain at the moment. Judging from my observations, sometimes even health professionals fail to verify the veracity of medical reports that they are reading online. Personally, when studies are mentioned in articles, I usually try to look for...
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