Author Archives: Health

Weekly Roundup for MARCH 5, 2021: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Postpartum depression and infant development up to 24 months: A nationwide population-based study. Lubotzky-Gete S, Ornoy A, Grotto I, Calderon-Margalit R.  J Affect Disord. 2021 Feb 20;285:136-143.  From Israel, PPD was associated with about 1.5 times increased odds of delays in personal-social skills, including reacting to voices (OR=1.43, 95% CI: 1.22-1.67) and pointing to selected… Read More »

New method could democratize deep learning-enhanced microscopy

Deep learning is a potential tool for scientists to glean more detail from low-resolution images in microscopy, but it’s often difficult to gather enough baseline data to train computers in the process. Now, a new method developed by scientists at the Salk Institute could make the technology more accessible — by taking high-resolution images, and… Read More »

Our 3,222 systematic reviews of journalism & PR will be gone soon

Part of our website is going away April 1. But major features of the site will remain.  Here’s the breakdown and some background. When I started publishing HealthNewsReview.org 15 years ago, the only content was news story reviews. To be more specific, we only reviewed news stories that included claims about health care interventions (treatments,… Read More »

Journalists Dissect Covid Vaccines and Variants

KHN correspondent Rachana Pradhan discussed vaccine production and supply chains on KERA’s “Think” with host Krys Boyd, C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” and PBS’ “NewsHour Weekend.” She also joined Newsy to discuss how federal rules restrict patients and their doctors from knowing whether someone has been infected by a covid-19 variant. Montana correspondent Katheryn Houghton and Midwest… Read More »

Best Spring Reads

As far as I’m concerned, there’s never a bad time to read, but I especially love spring reading here in Idaho.  The weather is still cold outside but things are starting to come back to life and I love sitting near a window, soaking up sunshine from the warmth of my house, with a good… Read More »