False Hopes, Unwarranted Fears: The Trouble with Medical News Stories

Abstract

World News, the American Broadcasting Corporation's fl agship television news program, aired a " good news " story about a new test for prostate cancer [1]. Against a background of a dramatic graphic showing that 1.6 million American men undergo prostate biopsy each year, the presenter announced: " Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have developed a more… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050118

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