These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Medical Xpress, a generally credible Pro-Science source, that occasionally publishes new studies that are outside of the current consensus of science for that field.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 33/180
Founded in 2011, Medical Xpress is a website that provides medical and health news through the Science X Network. Science X publishes around 200 articles per day between Medical Xpress and its other properties Phys.org and Tech Xplore.
Funded by / Ownership
Medical Xpress is owned by Science X, which is wholly owned by Omicron Technology Limited, headquartered in Douglas, Isle Of Man, United Kingdom. Revenue is derived from onsite advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Medical Xpress is a health and medical news source which also publishes articles about the recent development in the health care industry and research in the field of medical science. News and research articles are typically republished from other sources such as University studies, press releases and organizations. Articles are low biased and usually pro-science such as this article republished from the American Heart Association: Aerobic exercise programs may improve endurance, walking after stroke. Further, because Medical Xpress publishes from a wide range or journals and sources, they sometimes publish studies that may lack peer review or contradict the current consensus. This does not mean they are inaccurate, but rather just new studies that will require more testing and peer review.
Overall, we rate Medical Xpress, a generally credible Pro-Science source, that occasionally publishes new studies that are outside of the current consensus of science for that field. (D. Van Zandt 8/24/2016) Updated (8/14/2019)
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