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Coretopic:Medical Studies

Whether you’re a health reporting specialist or a general assignment reporter who is just picking up the health beat for the first time, covering a medical study can be a bit daunting. Most reporters got into journalism to nurse a love of words, after all. But reporters who cover medical research need to know as much about math as they do about language and storytelling. Often, the story is in the numbers. Good health reporters are also translators, turning the jargon-filled shorthand of science and research into language that average readers can grasp.

As dry and formal as medical studies may seem, they also have beating hearts. 

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Find studies that help you break news

Given the amount of academic dross, you have to be ready for patient digging in order to unearth the occasional nuggets of gold. See it now »

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Policies/studies of different countries

In generalizing or importing policy solutions from one country to another the context caveat is even more important. See it now »

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Covering studies

Be aware of the hierarchy of evidence, and the fact that some designs are much stronger for making causal inference than others. See it now »

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