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Stories in the media are often the first or even the only way that people hear about science and medical news. So we need to get the reporting right. from www.shutterstock.com

Essays on health: reporting medical news is too important to mess up

Health reporting requires asking the right questions and doing quality research. But specialist skills are also handy, especially when it comes to knowing the language and processes of science.
It’s hard for lay readers to ascertain the difference between incremental research and genuine breakthroughs that will change the practice of medicine. The University of Melbourne/AAP

Why the media need to tread carefully when reporting research findings

Now, more than ever, in a world filled with 'fake news', it's up to researchers to work hard to have accurate messages publicised.
The apparent seesaw in health journalism causes science fatigue in the public mind. David/Flickr

Science fatigue keeps us clinging to bad health habits

The media constantly bombards us with the latest research on a plethora of topics without much nuance on its quality or relevance. So how can we trust science if it can't seem to make up its own mind?
Who needs balance? Adrian Berg

The problem of false balance when reporting on science

How do you know the people billed as science experts that you see, hear and read about in the media are really all that credible? Or have they been included just to create a perception of balance in the…

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