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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 »

What’s new on talkhealth this month?

As restrictions begin to ease and you start to spend more time out of the house, we don’t blame you for missing some of our features this month. To save you some surfing time, we’ve compiled a list of the most exciting features on the platform this month. From exclusive coffee mornings to product trials,… Read More »

So, You Want to Mingle Outdoors This Summer?

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story So, You Want to Mingle Outdoors This Summer? Going to Disney World this summer? Or to your niece’s sixth birthday party? Here’s how to do it safely. Credit…Jan Buchczik May 28, 2021, 5:43 p.m. ET During spring break last month, Monica Gandhi… Read More »

Preeclampsia: Everything You Need to Know about This High-Risk Pregnancy Complication

Although it’s relatively uncommon, affecting just 3.4 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. each year, preeclampsia is a complication that can have serious long-term health effects for mom and baby. The condition is characterized primarily by higher-than-normal blood pressure during pregnancy, and may also involve elevated levels of protein in urine and a decrease in… Read More »

We can vaccinate our way out of this epidemic if all adults and adolescents get shots, says doctor

Summertime in the United States could return to a pre-Covid-19 normal if 75% to 80% of the U.S. population is vaccinated, Dr. Peter Hotez said Friday. “We can vaccinate our way out of this epidemic if all the adults and adolescents get vaccinated by summer. We can have an extraordinary quality of life, with going… Read More »