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Bad Science makes Big Headlines: Scientific Director Steven Austad's latest Huff/Post50 column BACK
While "fake news" is all-to-often heard in the political arena, neither academic publishing nor scientific journalism are immune to misleading headlines and invalid findings. If journalists can be fooled by bogus or simply bad science, how is a layperson supposed to sort out the hype from the help?
In his latest column for Huffington Post's Post50 section, AFAR Scientific Director Steven Austad, PhD, explores the lure of misleading headlines as well as dubious studies, and offers a range of tips to help any reader critically evaluate news on aging research.
Read "Bad Science makes Big Headlines" here.
Steven Austad, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor and Department Chair at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.