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5 tips for writing better health news headlines

A headline has a big job to do: It must catch a reader’s attention, offer the gist of a story but hold back just enough so the reader wants to read the entire story — all while remaining accurate and avoiding hype.

That’s a challenge with any story, but especially tough with articles about medical research, where oversimplifying is potentially more harmful than with other types of articles.

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