Thanks Thanks:  2
Likes Likes:  6
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    35,693
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Misleading Media Headlines About Medical Research

    Can you spot the problem with these headlines? (Level 1)
    Jeff Leek & Lucy McGowan, TEDTalks
    May 21, 2019



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Winnipeg, MB
    Posts
    1,902
    Mentioned
    102 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Re: Misleading Media Headlines About Medical Research

    Thanks David, Good clip.

    Aspirin ASA is as deadly as life saving.

    Healthy people should not take it as they advertise to prevent heart attacks. And regular non enteric coated Aspirin or generic ASA on a daily basis can cause stomach ulcers, internal bleeding and even life threatening conditions.

    An Aspirin a day, well 81mg Entreric coated ASA really, is only for people that have a potential or elevated risk of having a heart attack/stroke and well if you have had one before then you're already on it for life.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    35,693
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Misleading Media Headlines About Medical Research

    And there are several other medical conditions which would contraindicate using daily aspirin, including certain types of cancer or concerns about liver and kidney function.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Winnipeg, MB
    Posts
    1,902
    Mentioned
    102 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Re: Misleading Media Headlines About Medical Research

    So true.
    When I was complaining to my doc once asking if they were trying to kill me with all the meds I was on and had to try all the time he said "Nah, no need to worry about any of that crap, if anything's gonna kil ya it'll be the Aspirin long before anything else"

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Disclaimer: PsychLinks is not responsible for the content of posts or comments by forum members.

Additional Forum Web Design by PsychLinks
© All rights reserved.