Blog Archives for February 2015

Anorexia Misinformation in the Media: Case Study of the PBS Show ‘Nova’

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
February 24, 2015

Misinformation about eating disorders is not like misinformation about a car’s gas mileage, or the weather. Eating disorders are mental illnesses with potentially lethal consequences. Sufferers and their loved ones deserve accurate information about the diseases, but trusted sources of information, such as the PBS series "Nova," turn out to be not so trustworthy upon closer inspection. Part 2 of 2. 

Anorexia Misinformation in the Media: Case Study of the PBS Show ‘Nova’

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
February 18, 2015

Misinformation about eating disorders is not like misinformation about a car’s gas mileage, or the weather. Eating disorders are mental illnesses with potentially lethal consequences. Sufferers and their loved ones deserve accurate information about the diseases, but trusted sources of information turn out to be not so trustworthy upon closer inspection. Part 1 of 2.