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“media influence”

Mar 5, 2015 08:54 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel recently reminded his audience about the importance of vaccination. Continue reading →
Jan 12, 2015 09:50 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A viral news story claiming that an all-girls high school digitally altered their students' yearbook photos to make them thinner isn't quite accurate.
Dec 22, 2014 06:41 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A survey of medical advice offered on TV talk shows finds that much of the information is not based in science. Continue reading →
Feb 13, 2014 09:17 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
The fast-food chain Subway has agreed to remove a chemical from its bread, based on concerns from a blogger. But is it danger or hype? Continue reading →
Jun 17, 2013 06:11 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A psychic who falsely reported a mass murder on a Texas ranch in 2011 has been ordered to pay $7 million in damages. Continue reading →
Mar 31, 2012 07:55 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Are film critics encouraging eating disorders in 'The Hunger Games' fans?
Apr 26, 2012 09:25 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Many people believe that girls idolize Barbie and see her as a physical ideal -- but what does the research say?
Dec 2, 2011 09:18 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A new survey of teen girls and reality TV finds some surprising -- and positive -- trends.