We all talk about the importance of critical appraisal. When I'm reading health stories in newspapers or hearing them on the news, I always wonder about the quality of the information reported. Well, I just came across this really interesting site: Health News Review, a project of the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making.
This site reviews the quality of health articles published in American magazines and newspapers, and reported on television news. Journalists and health professionals rate stories for accuracy, balance, honesty, and completeness. The site lists rating criteria and contributors' credentials. You can search it, or browse by publication date or media source.
Read about it here Browse by publication date here Another good source for quality reporting of health stories is MedPage Today. It's worth a separate posting.