Most published studies never make it to even the science news distributors. On any given day the ones that do get included in research updates aren't terribly important or ground-breaking.
Consider these fascinating discoveries (not!) over the past week:
MRI scans reveal how the brain tells the body to pee
Movement disorders in young people related to ADHD
Addiction starts with an overcorrection in brain, study shows
Lead in kids' blood linked with behavioral, emotional problems
Gene type confers 26 percent chance of early celiac sign by age 5
First pediatric autism study conducted entirely online
The pee study obviously got thrown in so the summer intern could write pee. None are highly newsworthy. Sure the the last one, the first online autism study (oh my!) can play the first card but as for the actual results? Nothing special.
And so it goes day after day on the science feeds and yet the media must make news.