Everything gives you cancer — or does it?

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Everything gives you cancer — or does it?

Session hashtag: #CAJ16healthThe challenges of reporting on health studies can be intimidating.One week, a study is published indicating something is bad — really bad — for people. Not too long afterwards, inevitably it seems, a new study will denounce what the earlier study was advocating. Or at least that’s often how coverage of these studies tends to characterize their findings.A veteran health journalist reflects on how to journalists can cut through the hype in health studies, with a particular emphasis on how to read and write about medical journals.

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