Tagged: health claims

Improving health news through press releases - Lately, In Science

Sarah-Jane O'Connor May 18, 2019

In 2014 a study was published that challenged an oft-cited criticism that journalists are to blame for hyped-up health stories. Sensational headlines, breathless reporting, caveats buried so far down the story that most readers never find them. We hear these complaints all the time about the media. But this study, published in The BMJ, turned the claims on their … Read More

Chiropractors struggle to drop testimonials - Honest Universe

Mark Hanna Jul 01, 2018

The latest newsletter from the regulator of chiropractors offers an insight into the industry’s culture problems. In their June newsletter, the chair of the Chiropractic Board has admonished chiropractors for a discussion on how to circumvent consumer protection regulations: At a recent chiropractic function, a presentation was given on advertising, chiropractors’ responsibilities and the Advertising Standards Authority … Read More

Europeans reject two thirds of proposed health claims - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Oct 08, 2009

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) last week published a series of opinions on ‘general function’ health claims compiled by Member States and the European Commission. Experts from the EFSA evaluated the scientific evidence for more than 500 claims. In a press release issued last week, the EFSA state: ’The opinions provide scientific advice on 523 health claims … Read More