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Media Tricks to Convince People to Buy Medicines

September 20, 2020

Drug companies produce medications to treat our illnesses. But did you know that sometimes it is the other way round? They create diseases to make their products sell. There are various ways to tell if an ad is selling a disease or not. […]

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Media Clarifies Market Forces in Generic Medication Manufacturing

September 8, 2020

When a patent for a drug expires, other generic pharmaceuticals are allowed to make copies and reduce the price. Good news for patients, right? Well, it is not that straightforward as brand-name companies make this process complicated. The media helped clarify the barriers to this seemingly logical process set by market forces. […]

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Can Mammograms Find the Right Breast Cancers Early?

August 28, 2020

Mammography screenings are successful in finding breast cancers. But the question lies whether these are the ‘right cancers?’ In many cases, mammography screening finds cancers that would not have caused any harm. […]

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Media and the Changing Outlook Toward PSA Screening

August 28, 2020

The media has played a major role in the changing perspectives and recommendations about Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) screening. There are many stories by different media outlets about the changing recommendations for PSA testing by the US government, but not all accounts are accurate and reliable. […]

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Is Cancer Screening as Simple as it Seems?

August 28, 2020

When it comes to cancer, how effective is cancer screening? It is a question that often comes up. Are the screenings 100% accurate and do they find what they are supposed to find? Cancer screening is a complicated process that sometimes fails to detect a cancer. However, with perfect screening tests the chances of detecting cancers are quite high. […]

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How Media Coverage Led to Increased Cases of Hypertension

August 25, 2020

The media has a significant role in promoting health guidelines, and depending on the source, other news outlets follow and create a hype that is difficult to ignore. But we need to remain skeptical about the applicability of these recommendations even if they come from reliable sources. We need to consider some criteria before accepting any health recommendations. […]

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