All that’s missing is a reference to house prices or immigrants.
How using Facebook could raise your risk of cancer:
Social networking sites such as Facebook could raise your risk of serious health problems by reducing levels of face-to-face contact, a doctor claims.
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Oh yes, the media love a good old sesationalist headline but his one really took my breath away! The danger with this kind of sensationalist reporting is that the real health messages are being lost in a sea of headline grabbing scare stories
Well, I have to ask. How does The Mail‘s report significantly distort Dr Sigman’s report?
Looks like a very fair, balanced, and certainly not sensationalist report to me. In fact, the original press release on which it’s based comes across as significantly scarier, in my opinion. Course, if the press release Sigman sent them is sensationalist bollocks, that’s another matter, but I certainly don’t know enough psychology to be the judge of that.
Charles Arthur did a nice piece about it on the Guardian tech blog:
The problem seems to be the press release, which suggests the social networking angle. But that points to the bigger problem, which is “X causes cancer/cures cancer” pieces are based on reading a press release. Doesn’t matter if your story is “new gadget has shiny buttons”; does matter if it’s about health.