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 Healio Pro-Science based on well-sourced peer-reviewed research and low biased and factual news. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sources and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2013, Healio is a website that publishes news and research for medical professionals in the health care system. According to their about page, “Healio.com enables you, the health care specialist, to select and tailor news and education to fit your daily practice of medicine. Designed as an in-depth specialty clinical information website, Healio.com features the industry’s best news reporting, dynamic multimedia, question-and-answer columns, CME, and other educational activities in a variety of formats, quick reference content, blogs, peer-reviewed journals, and a full line of popular book titles.”
Funded by / Ownership
Healio is Published by SLACK Incorporated, a health care communications company headquartered in Thorofare, NJ. Slack is a subsidiary of The Wyanoke Group. Revenue is derived through advertising, digital subscription fees, and pay-per-view of individual articles.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Healio publishes news about the health care industry and research from Slack’s peer-reviewed journals. News is broken down into specialty categories such as Cardiology, Dermatology, and Orthopedics, to name a few. Under their “news” section, headlines are free from bias, such as this FDA approves Sevenfact for certain adults, adolescents with hemophilia. This article, like all others, is strongly sourced. Under the “journals” tag, they offer links to Slacks peer-reviewed journals.
Editorially, Healio does not take sides in politics but instead reports on how it relates to health. As of this writing, we are dealing with the Covid-19 crisis; however, in 2017, Dr. Fauci, who was frequently seen with former President Trump and serves as an infectious disease expert, said this in 2017: Fauci: ‘No doubt’ Trump will face surprise infectious disease outbreak. I am only posting that because I was surprised to find it. How cool? In general, this is a low-biased scientific website.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Healio Pro-Science based on well-sourced peer-reviewed research and low biased and factual news. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sources and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 4/1/2020) Updated (07/31/2022)
Last Updated on July 31, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check