'Each bottle of beer or small glass of wine raised bowel cancer risk by eight percent.'
Those weekends out on the town must really be deadly!
Our so-called news media have got to either lift their game or shut up shop. I keep seeing more and more of this kind of stupid crap. You can't hire monkeys to write copy and not bother to supervise what they churn out. Clearly, an education or even common sense is no longer a requirement to be a 'journalist'. Apart from anything else, this kind of nonsense is highly irresponsible. People even dumber than the writers will read it and panic. There is already so much misinformation about health and well-being in supposedly mainstream media. No wonder everyone is turning to anti-vax superstition. There needs to be some kind of regulatory regime that forces media to do responsible (=accurate) reporting of medical stories and punishes them if they fail, something like the broadcasting authority standards.