Gary Schwitzer at Health News Review took a look at last week's media coverage of the research results on how acupuncture can impact depression during pregnancy. It's interesting to read his review, because it gives you an idea of how each media outlet writes about health differently. He does such a great job of telling health reporters what kind of information is missing from their stories — Where would you find such care? What are theharms or potential negative effects of acupuncture if any? What are the costs? What about insurance?
This is the mistake that so many media outlets make, from newspapers to health websites. Don't just tell women the high-level basics. Connect them to what they need to know to get better, too.
Here are his reviews on the following media outlets: