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Categories: TIME


Without any independent sources providing insight, readers of TIME’s coverage on lung cancer immunotherapy mostly left in the dark


A flu-killing UV lamp? TIME overreaches about the state of the science


When weight loss is the intervention, it’s still important to talk about costs and harms


Be wary of news headlines promising to unlock secrets of ‘living longer’


‘May help’…’may prevent:’ Conditional statements water down TIME’s look at exercise and depression study


TIME’s look at new heart drug overlooks high price and potentially fatal risks


New therapy may ‘cure’ peanut allergy, TIME unwisely speculates (again)


TIME takes cautious approach with probiotics and depression study

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TIME’s ‘pink noise’ sleep machine story gives too-rosy account of benefits


TIME is upfront about new psoriasis drug’s black box warning for suicidal behavior risk