Cancer Tops Heart Disease: Only Half A Story

The media sensationalises. Of course, this statement surprises nobody. But the frequency and magnitude of the hype (deceit?) is so great that some misinformation slips through even the most circumspect reader's filters from time to time.  I’m sure you see it in the financial section daily. The example that got my goat this morning, however, is from the health section rather than finance. But it’s typical and worth studying. The headline in The Age hollered ‘Cancer pips heart disease as top killer’. The Sydney Morning Herald wailed ‘Australia’s new number 1 killer’. Both linked to story by Amy Corderoy...

The media sensationalises. Of course, this statement surprises nobody. But the frequency and magnitude of the hype (deceit?) is so great that some misinformation slips through even the most circumspect reader's filters from time to time. 

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