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Complete Health Reporting: Deflate Fearmongering by Demanding Details

Suppose you arrive at work only to be told by your editor that today you're writing about a questionable new study claiming that radiation from the nuclear meltdown in Japan is causing thyroid disorders in U.S. babies. How should you proceed?

Complete Health Reporting: Resist the Siren Song of the Fearmonger

The question-mark headline is one way publications evoke claims that might not be supported by the evidence. Consider the alarmist reporting on studies that claimed post-tsunami nuclear fallout from Japan has sickened U.S. babies.

Fukushima Fallout and Infant Deaths: International Journal of Health Services' Vicente Navarro Responds

A journal editor responds to criticisms about controversial research that linked infant deaths to fallout from Japan's earthquake-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.


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