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- Overall, we rate News-Medical.net a Pro-Science source based on scientific information from mostly credible sources. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a failed fact check.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE / LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: Australia (25/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2004 and based in Sydney, Australia, News-Medical.net is a website that publishes medical and life sciences news for medical professionals and laypeople. According to their about page, “We are a tight-knit community of scientific, medical, and life sciences experts that produce and share the latest information, in a readable, understandable way.”
Funded by / Ownership
The publically traded AZoNetwork owns and publishes News-Medical.net. The AzoNetwork publishes several science-related websites. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
News-Medical.net curates press releases by hospitals, universities, and research institutions announcing peer-reviewed research. They also publish original articles on research development written by staff professionals in their respective fields. Headlines reflect the content of articles and use minimal bias in wording such as this Study reveals Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and immune response in clinically vulnerable individuals. Articles usually reference sources that are credible and related to the field of science they cover. In general, they are a mostly-factual pro-science source who has failed one fact-check.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate News-Medical.net a Pro-Science source based on scientific information from mostly credible sources. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 9/13/2021)