1. What is news? What makes something news?
2. How important is keeping up to date with the news to you?
3. Do you prefer to watch, listen to or read about news?
4. What kinds of stories hit the headlines in your local newspaper?
5. What was the last piece of good news you heard?
6. What news story are you following at the moment?
7. Do you trust everything you read, see or hear on the news?
8. What do you understand by the phrase, “No news is good news”?
In medicine, there’s often a disconnect between news headlines and the scientific research they cover. While headlines are designed to catch attention, many studies produce meaningful results when they focus on a narrow, specific question. So how can you figure out what’s a genuine health concern and what’s less conclusive? Jeff Leek and Lucy McGowan explain how to read past the headline.
Lesson by Jeff Leek and Lucy McGowan, directed by Zedem Media.