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“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it’s only September

That’s how Dr. Olivier Joannes-Boyau, head of the intensive care unit at University Hospital in the southwestern city of Bordeaux, describes the resurgence of Covid-19 in France. After young French people took advantage of the lifting of lockdown and summer months to socialize freely, Covid-19 hospitalizations have risen in large cities like Paris, Bordeaux and… Read More »

Is this the most useless kitchen appliance?

Air fryers, pie makers, slow cookers, pancake presses, doughnut makers, rice cookers, egg poachers, toasters that cook an egg at the same time, spiralisers, stick blenders, popcorn machines, little penguins that make shaved ice. Who else has a love/hate relationship with kitchen appliances? You’ve spent years making pies, but look, here’s a machine that can… Read More »