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Exaggerations and Caveats in Press Releases and Health-Related Science News

Abstract Background Exaggerated or simplistic news is often blamed for adversely influencing public health. However, recent findings suggested many exaggerations were already present in university press releases, which scientists approve. Surprisingly, these exaggerations were not associated with more news coverage. Here we test whether these two controversial results also arise in press releases from prominent science and medical journals. We...

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Stress in America Press Room

November 2020 – Stress in America Press Release[1]: Outcome of presidential election offers little stress relief. October 2020 – Stress in America Press Release[2]: American Psychological Association sounds alarm about potential long-term impacts for Gen Z; offers ways people can better cope during uncertainty. There is no question: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on the lives of all...

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Increase in child and adolescent mental disorders spurs new push for action by UNICEF and WHO

NEW YORK/GENEVA/FLORENCE, 5 November 2019 – With the alarmingly high rates of[1] self-harm, suicide and anxiety among children and young people around the world, UNICEF and the World Health Organization are teaming up with some of the world’s leading minds to tackle this growing threat. “Too many children and young people, rich and poor alike, in all four corners of...

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Guided self-help intervention reduces refugees’ psychological distress and improves wellbeing in humanitarian crises

News release of The Lancet Global Health A guided self-help approach that provides strategies for managing distress and coping with adversity is safe, and resulted in meaningful improvements in psychological distress and functioning compared to enhanced usual care over three months in female refugees living in a settlement in Uganda, according to a randomised trial involving almost 700 South Sudanese...

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