Caveats about causality in medical studies linked to more accurate news coverage

Published: 16/08/2019
Caveats about causality in medical studies linked to more accurate news coverage
Source: HEALTHJOURNALISM.ORG

It’s a well-worn mantra: Correlation does not equal causation. But even if we know this, is it always accurately and responsibly reflected in our stories and headlines? It can be simpler and more elegant to say “Vodka causes sexually transmitted infections” in a headline than “Vodka consumption associated with increased risk of sexually transmitted infections.” […]

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