Tuesday, April 18, 2006

New website that reviews quality of health articles in the popular press

Check it out: http://www.healthnewsreview.org/

This website reviews the quality of health articles published by newspapers and magazine. The website was started out of University of Minnesota and uses 20 reviews from universities and health clinics to examine newspapers, magazines, and other media outlets - and provides critical ratings on the quality of the studies/article. This is a great - I just looked at the website and it seemed a bit complicated for the average reader (i.e. how study design is described), but it is certainly a step in getting more critical about health news articles. Perhaps it will help reporters present information to the public in a more critical light.


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