Most of the time when we hear about the results of a new medical or scientific study, we learn about it from news sources reporting the results.
However, news sources will also often reword the results to make the results more sensational and often misleading (writing the percentage of risk rather than non-risk, for example, or not fully discussing the context).
Make it a habit to find the title of the original study and then track it down to its original source.
Examples: Two different articles reporting on two different studies on "bacon cancer." Follow the links to see if you can find the original studies (use the instructions on the other tabs on this page).
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