The British press loves few things more than an outlandish front-page health story.
But it's fair to say that the headlines aren't always entirely watertight, and the NHS has had enough.
Its Behind the Headlines campaign is dedicated to calling out newspapers and journalists when they get a health story wrong.
It has scorned "poor" reporting by The Times.
There's "no evidence" that a deep-fried Mars bar could give you an instant stroke, apparently.
There's not all that much evidence for life after death either.
The NHS doesn't like it when newspapers write about studies on rodents.
"It's a pity no one thought to mention that this was a laboratory study on rats."
Cherry juice only seems to help fight gout if you don't already have gout.
The claim that "crash diets DO work" is "misguided".
There's "no need for shift workers to avoid steak".
Nobody really knows if cocoa gives pensioners a memory boost.
Vegetables don't "cure" type 2 diabetes.
And flu jabs aren't "useless".
However, the papers aren't wrong all of the time.
Journalists, you've been rekt by the NHS.
Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.
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