A final HealthNewsReview.org report card from 3,200+ systematic reviews of health care news stories & PR releases

In 2005, as I began building HealthNewsReview.org, I got permission from Dr. David Henry of the Media Doctor Australia project to adopt their news story review criteria. In the ensuing 13 years, no one has ever placed in front of me a solid, specific suggestion for a better set of criteria for reviewing stories about… Read More »

Antibiotics Still Misused in Babies With Viral Lung Infections

Print this page THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — U.S. emergency rooms routinely prescribe antibiotics to babies with the common viral lung infection bronchiolitis, counter to recommendations issued more than a decade ago, a new study finds. Bronchiolitis is the leading cause of hospitalization for U.S. babies in their first year of life. In bronchiolitis, the… Read More »