Best and worst of media coverage on health news

Health News Review is at it again. This media journalism watchdog site is the go-to resource when you’re scratching your head wondering if that too-good-to-be-true medical miracle news flash is actually true or not. Using a detailed 5-star scoring system for evaluating print or web articles written about health ssues, HNR (‘Holding Health & Medical Journalism Accountable’) offers independent expert reviews of news stories.

For instance, let’s look at two examples of its best rated (five stars for this piece from the New York Times) and the worst (one star for Health Day) from this month’s Health News Review:  Continue reading