Navigation Links
Wide-Ranging Study of National News Reveals Health News Comprises Less Than Four Percent of All Coverage
Date:11/23/2008

Eighteen-Month Study Shows Network Evening News and Newspapers Devote More Coverage to Health than Online News, Talk Radio and Cable Television News

Health Was the Focus of Less than One Percent Of Campaign-Related Stories during Primary Season

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the news media industry experiences a period of upheaval and transformation, a study from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism reports that news about health and health care made up less than four percent (3.6%) of all news content from January 2007 through June 2008, well behind coverage of foreign affairs and crime, and just behind stories about disasters and accidents.

The study, Health News Coverage in the U.S. Media, also examines the type of health coverage in the news, and finds that the largest proportion (42%) of the stories were about specific diseases or conditions, with cancer receiving the most attention (10% of all health coverage). Thirty-one percent of health news focused on public health issues, including potential epidemics and contamination of food and drugs. The smallest category of stories focused on health policy or the health care system (27%) of all health news, or less than one percent (.9%) of all news content. This category includes stories on topics such as Medicare and Medicaid, the uninsured, health care costs, and proposals for reform of the health care system.

"At a time when health care ranks near the top of the public's list of concerns, there is relatively little coverage of health and health policy in the news media," said Kaiser's Senior Vice President for Media and Public Education Matt James.

"And while journalists know that Americans are keenly worried about their health care, in practice that usually translates into reporting on specific d
'/>"/>

SOURCE Henry J. Kaiser Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Colubris Demonstrates Wide-Ranging Mobility Solutions for Healthcare
2. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
3. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
4. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
5. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
6. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
7. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
8. Ability to cope with stress can increase good cholesterol in older white men, study finds
9. High alcohol consumption increases stroke risk, Tulane study says
10. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
11. Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... with less intensive (and expensive) practice patterns appear to ... patients unnecessary and excessive medical care, according to a ... "Growing concern about the costs and harms of medical ... avoid the provision of unnecessary care," said lead author ... Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Evolve ... within the primary and urgent care arena, is ... opening coincides with a health fair the clinic ... incorporating technology to assist patients in achieving high ... Medical Clinics’ pricing structure is a groundbreaking change ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2014 The first trial involving ... implant ( http://www.depuypinnacle-lawsuit.com/depuy-pinnacle-hip-implant/ ) will soon get underway, ... District Court, Northern District of Texas, Bernstein Liebhard ... Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit are facing ... caused recipients to suffer serious and debilitating complications. ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 02, 2014 The exclusive ClinicCRM patient ... designed to help doctors manage foreign patient flow, enable ... conversion rates and clink revenue. Since its launch in ... in sales revenue and a 70 percent increase in ... their own healthcare practices. , With its ease of ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified an ... The findings, reported in the current issue of PNAS, ... mortality worldwide. An estimated 40,000 women in America will ... American Cancer Society. , "The take-home message of the ... target breast cancer metastasis through a pathway regulated by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Residency training predicts physicians' ability to practice conservatively 2Health News:Evolve Medical Clinics Announces Grand Opening of Annapolis, Maryland Location 2Health News:Evolve Medical Clinics Announces Grand Opening of Annapolis, Maryland Location 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Set For Trial in Federal Litigation, as Jury Selection Begins Today, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Set For Trial in Federal Litigation, as Jury Selection Begins Today, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuit Set For Trial in Federal Litigation, as Jury Selection Begins Today, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Doctors Abroad Using VisitandCare.com Patient Management Software Report 60% Increase in Revenue 2Health News:Doctors Abroad Using VisitandCare.com Patient Management Software Report 60% Increase in Revenue 3Health News:Doctors Abroad Using VisitandCare.com Patient Management Software Report 60% Increase in Revenue 4Health News:Enzyme controlling metastasis of breast cancer identified 2
... But researcher stresses risk is still low , , MONDAY, Jan. ... the risk of developing brain cancer at a young age ... people with malignant brain tumors and 238 people with no ... most common type of brain cancer. Patients survive an average ...
... heart disease to rest , , MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) ... in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds possibly being bad for ... American Heart Association claims. , "There has been a lot ... might be bad," said William S. Harris, the nutritionist heading ...
... of American Physicians, Inc. Chief Executive Officer James L. ... Spirit of Life(R) Award, City of Hope,s ... celebrating Mr. Weidner and his award will be held ... Saturday, November 14. Spirit of Life(R) Award honorees ...
... Buy is Exclusive Retail Partner WARREN, N.J., Jan. ... VM ) announced today that it is joining ... of the LG Pink Flare limited edition handset, ... (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090126/NY62794 ) , (Logo: ...
... Nephros, Inc. (Pink Sheets: NEPH), a medical device company ... control, and water purification, today announced that its common ... the symbol "NEPH." The Company also announced that ... the NYSE Alternext US LLC (formerly, the American Stock ...
... people tend to overestimate the dangers, study finds, , , ... the minds of U.S. minorities and the disabled more ... , Ethnic minorities, as well as the disabled and ... changes based on terrorism fears, such as avoiding certain ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Omega-6 Fatty Acids Can Be Good for You 2Health News:Omega-6 Fatty Acids Can Be Good for You 3Health News:James L. Weidner Named 2009 Spirit of Life(R) Award Recipient by City of Hope 2Health News:Virgin Mobile USA Launches Limited Edition Pink Flare Handset to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) 2Health News:Virgin Mobile USA Launches Limited Edition Pink Flare Handset to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) 3Health News:Nephros Common Stock Now Quoted in Pink Sheets 2Health News:Nephros Common Stock Now Quoted in Pink Sheets 3Health News:Terror Fears Tougher on Minorities, Disabled 2Health News:Terror Fears Tougher on Minorities, Disabled 3
(Date:9/2/2014)... RALEIGH, N.C. and ,S-HERTOGENBOSCH, the ... Europe ( http://www.healthlinkeurope.com ) has expanded its North American ... 100% medical facility, providing warehousing, fulfillment and order to ... North America , utilizing our global ERP platform. ... since 1994 serving our customers in Europe ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Australian ... universal healthcare coverage and good access to facilities ... and its associated disease burden, well-defined regulatory guidelines, ... of a new manufacturing policy will drive the ... a focus on generic substitution and price cuts ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2014  Based on its recent analysis of ... & Sullivan recognizes Novian Health, Inc. with the ... Technology Innovation Leadership. Novian Health has greatly improved ... with its proprietary technology, Novilase ® Laser ... and easy-to-control ultrasound-guided thermo ablation device that performs ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:HealthLink Europe opens North American medical warehouse operation 2Australia Medical Devices Market worth $10.4 billion by 2020 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Australia Medical Devices Market worth $10.4 billion by 2020 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Australia Medical Devices Market worth $10.4 billion by 2020 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4Australia Medical Devices Market worth $10.4 billion by 2020 Says a New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 5Novian Health Wins Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for Novilase Interstitial Laser Ablation Therapy for Early-Stage Malignant Breast Tumors 2Novian Health Wins Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for Novilase Interstitial Laser Ablation Therapy for Early-Stage Malignant Breast Tumors 3Novian Health Wins Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for Novilase Interstitial Laser Ablation Therapy for Early-Stage Malignant Breast Tumors 4Novian Health Wins Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for Novilase Interstitial Laser Ablation Therapy for Early-Stage Malignant Breast Tumors 5
... 15 GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: GOVX), an ... and provided an,operational update for the quarter ended September ... September 30, 2007 The Company recorded a net ... 2007, compared to $283,434 for the same period in ...
... BRISBANE, Calif., Nov. 15 BiPar,Sciences, Inc., a ... announced it has initiated a Phase 2 study ... triple-negative breast,cancer that do not express the estrogen, ... the Phase 2 trial in this indication-which,represents a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GeoVax Labs, Inc. Third Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 2GeoVax Labs, Inc. Third Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 3GeoVax Labs, Inc. Third Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 4GeoVax Labs, Inc. Third Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 5GeoVax Labs, Inc. Third Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 6GeoVax Labs, Inc. Third Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 7GeoVax Labs, Inc. Third Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 8GeoVax Labs, Inc. Third Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 9GeoVax Labs, Inc. Third Quarter Financial Results and Operational Update 10BiPar Begins Phase 2 Study of Lead PARP Inhibitor in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Based on Overexpression Biomarker Data 2BiPar Begins Phase 2 Study of Lead PARP Inhibitor in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Based on Overexpression Biomarker Data 3
... 400 System is an automated multiplexing platform ... SNP detection, pathogen sequence detection and pharmacogenetics ... be applied to an open and flexible ... be reused until all tests sites have ...
... venous pressure monitoring, blood sampling, and ... polyurethane PICC line sets offer:, , ... Micropuncture Introducer Needle, Biocompatible Polyurethane ... to patient specific anatomy. Remove catheter ...
Cable connections for 5 different adapters: Storz, ACMI, Pentax, Wolf and Olympus....
... epTIPS Filter have an integrated ... without "self-sealing" additives. This filter provides ... by aerosols, and it does not ... incorrect pipetting. Samples can then be ...
Medicine Products: