Find an article in the local newspaper, web news service e.g. CNN, MSNBC, Google, or a weekly newsmagazine e.g. Time, Newsweek or U.S. New World Reports reporting a recent (last six months) health related research study. Your name _________________________________________ Name of the newspaper/web/newsmagazine article __________________________ Health subject of the article __________________________________ 1. Summarize the article in two paragraphs and attach the article. 2. Use information from Chpt 2 and the article for this question. How was the study conducted? Do you believe it was conducted in a reliable manner (large sample, type of study appropriate to research question, experimental vs observational research, sample contained diverse members or from one group,). Why or why not. 3. What would you say to a friend or family member who read the article and had questions? Would you tell them to use the drug, buy the product, avoid certain foods or add a food into their diet, try the supplement? Why or why not? 4. Is further research needed on this topic? Why or why not. If so, what would you suggest for the next study? 5. What did you learn from this article? For More 10 points…find the original journal science article your news the story was referring to and summarize the research article, compare and contrast the two articles, do you think the news story accurately reported the findings of the journal article why or why not, and attach a copy/link of the journal article.

Name: [Your Name]

Article Title: [Title of the Newspaper/Website/Newsmagazine Article]

Health Subject: [Subject of the Article]

1. Article Summary:

The article titled [Title of the Newspaper/Website/Newsmagazine Article] presents a recent health-related research study conducted on [health subject]. According to the article, the study aimed to investigate [research question or objective of the study]. The research findings indicated [main findings or conclusions of the study]. The methodology employed in the study involved [brief description of the study design and methods used]. The article suggests that these findings have important implications for [impact on health, medical treatment, or public policy].

Attached Article: [Attach the article or provide a link to it]

2. Study Methodology and Reliability:

Based on the information provided in Chapter 2 and the article, the study appears to have been conducted using [appropriate research design or methodology], which aligns with the research question at hand. The article mentions that the study employed a [randomized controlled trial, observational study, survey, etc.] with a [large sample size or diverse participant pool]. [Provide specific details about the study design and methodology if mentioned in the article.]

The reliability of the study can be assessed based on several factors. Firstly, a large sample size indicates that the findings may be more representative of the general population. Additionally, a randomized controlled trial or other rigorous research design would enhance the reliability of the study. If the study used proper controls, blinding, and randomization, it would further increase the confidence in the findings.

However, without access to the full research article, it is challenging to fully evaluate the reliability. Factors such as potential biases, limitations, and the presence of a control group need to be considered. Consulting the original research article would provide a more comprehensive understanding of the study methodology and its reliability.

3. Advice to a Friend or Family Member:

If a friend or family member had read the article and had questions, I would caution them against making any immediate decisions or changes based solely on this single article. I would advise them to consider the following:

a) Evaluate the credibility of the news source: Assess the reputation and reliability of the newspaper, website, or newsmagazine where the article was published. Look for reputable sources known for their accuracy and scientific reporting.

b) Consider the limitations: Recognize that a single study, even if well-conducted, may not provide conclusive evidence. Encourage them to seek additional research or expert opinions before making any significant decisions related to their health.

c) Consult healthcare professionals: Suggest they consult healthcare professionals such as doctors or registered dietitians for advice tailored to their specific health needs. Professionals can provide evidence-based recommendations and consider personal health factors.

d) Look for consensus: Advise them to look for multiple studies or reviews on the topic to determine if there is a consensus among the scientific community. Consistency across research studies adds credibility to the findings.

4. Need for Further Research and Next Study Suggestions:

Based on the article, it is difficult to conclude whether further research is needed on this topic. However, further research is almost always beneficial, as it helps validate and build upon existing knowledge. If there are gaps or uncertainties in the current study, future research could be conducted to address those limitations. Possible suggestions for the next study may include:

a) Replication study: Replicate the study with a larger and more diverse sample to generalize the findings to a broader population.

b) Long-term follow-up: Conduct a longitudinal study to observe the effects of [health intervention or variable] over an extended period, providing a more comprehensive understanding.

c) Comparative study: Compare the effects of different interventions or approaches to determine which is most effective and suitable for various populations.

d) Meta-analysis: Conduct a meta-analysis by integrating the results of multiple studies to provide a more robust analysis of the topic.

5. Learning from the Article:

From this article, I learned about the recent research conducted on [health subject] and the findings reported. The article provided insights into the potential implications of the research for [healthcare, medical treatments, public policies, etc.]. However, it is important to note that without access to the original journal article, it is difficult to fully evaluate the credibility, methodology, and reliability of the study. Therefore, it is crucial to approach the findings with caution and consider additional research and expert opinions before drawing definitive conclusions.

(Note: Due to the nature of the assignment, the actual article and original journal article are not included in this response.)