Use caution when reading newspaper articles and other popular news sources about scientific studies. These reports may be sensationalized or may leave out important information about a study. When you learn about a new study in a popular news source, look up the original study to see if the news source you read was accurate. Also, consider the research methodology used in a study, and consider who funded the study.
Last Week Tonight looks at the way popular news can misrepresent scientific studies [Mature Content]: