The NYT is a medical research facility? I'd ask for some real research. Or not, actually. I'd probably not discuss it with her.
Do you need to convince her, or convince yourself? It's not likely you'll convince her until she's ready. Mostly you probably need to cut off the discussion and not discuss it with her.
Finally, regardless of what she says, and what the internet says, how do you feel? If you feel good, tell her to stuff it.