Episode 22

First aired March 8, 2017

How to interpret media headlines on health?

Often articles or news items on health such as a new nutritional supplement as the cure for everything or that complementary medicine as totally useless are either exaggerations or misinterpretation of research findings. One can easily be swayed by how media portrays research positively or negatively. In this episode, a medical doctor and a leading health researcher Prof. George Lewith talks to Dr.Vijay Murthy on how to interpret media headlines on health topics and complementary medicine. This interview is highly useful for all consumers of media health news.

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