Mass Media and Medicine: When the Most Trusted Media Mislead

Fishman, Jessica M.; Casarett, David; Davis, Leonard
March 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Mar2006, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p291
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the implications of mass media on influencing health behaviors and on promoting health behavior change within the society. According to studies, newspapers are widely used and highly trusted source of health information. And it was found out that health information obtained from newspapers may have disproportionate influence on individuals who trusted more on these sources of information compared to other sources.


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