Are We Addicted to Medical Research Hype?

One reporter thinks you should think twice before heading to the drugstore.

By Rhonda FanningMarch 25, 2015 8:12 pm

Headlines claiming the next miracle drug, or the top super foods to prevent cancer, attract attention on an almost daily basis. But ever notice how some of those studies often contradict each other?

Navigating the world of health news can be confusing, but as Julia Belluz writes, “We now live in an age of unprecedented scientific exploration.”

“Through the internet, we have this world of knowledge at our fingertips,” Belluz says. “But more information means more bad information, and the need for skepticism has never been greater.”

Belluz joins The Texas Standard to discuss why you shouldn’t always believe new medical studies.