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Yellow-Cross journalism is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched medical-related news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism, restricted within the medical/health/scientific fields.
Headline: "Water Bottles Cause Cancer"

Explanation: A certain manufacturer of an isolated water bottle used a chemical which could possibly induce the growing of certain types of cancer cells.

Biology Undergraduate: "That's called yellow-cross journalism..."
by biologist_at_elite_college November 10, 2010
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