Bad science: Don't rush to blame journalists
Research suggests that behind many misleading news reports is a misleading press release, normally part-written, or at least approved, by the scientists themselves
The reporting of science studies can be very controversial. Often research is hyped up. For example, last week many news outlets reported that if expectant mothers take of ibuprofen during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy it may lead to a reduction in the number of eggs stored in their daughters' ovaries.
This was based on one study in which ovarian tissue was grown from 185 human foetuses between seven and 12 weeks of development from...
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