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This one weird trick will help you spot clickbait - Jeff Leek and Lucy McGowan

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Health headlines are published every day, sometimes making opposite claims from each other. There can be a disconnect between broad, attention-grabbing headlines and the often specific, incremental results of the medical research they cover. So how can you avoid being misled by grabby headlines? Jeff Leek and Lucy McGowan explain how to read past the clickbait.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Lucy McGowan, Jeff Leek
  • Director Michael Kalopedis
  • Animator Maria Savva
  • Storyboard Artist Jeanne Bornet
  • Illustrator Jeanne Bornet
  • Sound Designer Andreas Trachonitis
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Fact-checker Brian Gutierrez
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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Lucy McGowan, Jeff Leek
  • Director Michael Kalopedis
  • Animator Maria Savva
  • Storyboard Artist Jeanne Bornet
  • Illustrator Jeanne Bornet
  • Sound Designer Andreas Trachonitis
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Fact-checker Brian Gutierrez