Have you ever read a news article about something you were an expert in? How accurate was it? That’s the accuracy you can expect from news articles from that publication in general — also on topics you’re not an expert in.
Science is awesome. Science news reporting is crap. Press releases are written to attract newspapers. Newspapers are written to attract readers. Truthfulness is not of importance to press departments or news media.
Time spent on reading dubious reports that are poorly researched is not spent well. I spend that time on reading (or listening to) books. They usually rely on more established knowledge.
Read books, not news.