“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 »

Coronavirus Australia: Covid-19 strain Lambda more infectious than Delta variant

‘World’s MOST transmissible Covid variant’ has now been spotted in 31 countries: Scientists baffled why ‘more lethal, more infectious’ Lambda strain isn’t taking over from Delta The ‘Lambda’ variant has been detected in traveller in hotel quarantine in NSW Variant originating in Peru accounts for almost 81% of country’s Covid cases  World Health Organization has… Read More »

Disputes over mask mandates comprise 75% of FAA’s unruly-passenger complaints on planes

A traveler wearing a face mask is seen at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, Feb. 2, 2021. Ting Shen | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images A majority of the Federal Aviation Administration’s unruly-passenger reports on airplanes stem from passengers who refuse to comply with mask mandates put in place to guard… Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Andrew Spencer on Katie Thurston’s ‘Bachelorette’ Season

Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette is off to an absolutely iconic start—mostly due to some of the more unhinged contestants that made their mark. And yes, I’m talking about the dude who arrived dressed as a cat, the other dude that brought a blow up doll to set, and the other other due who… Read More »