Navigation Links
Newspaper Analysis positive Results for Organ Transplantation

Researchers at the University at Buffalo conducted a content analysis of newspaper stories about organ and tissue donation, found positive results for organ donation.

In a study involving 715 stories published in 20 newspapers over two years, results showed that 57 percent of the articles were positive to organ donation, while 14 percent were negative. The remaining were neutral.

"Research has shown that most of what people know about health issues they get second- or third-hand from the media or friends and family," said Thomas Hugh Feeley, Ph.D., first author on the study.

"Available data suggests that organ donation is portrayed positively in the media, but it also shows a lack of knowledge about the critical shortage of organs and about how organs are procured and assigned," said Feeley, associate professor of communication in the UB College of Arts and Sciences and of family medicine in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

"We wanted to know if the issue was covered positively in newspapers, and what aspect of organ donation the articles concentrated on," he said. "We also wondered if the content differs by newspaper or region."

Newspapers were chosen for content analysis by size of circulation and electronic access to the database. Four of the five largest U.S. daily newspapers and 13 of the top 20 were selected for the study. Nearly all the nation's major dailies in the East, Midwest, South and West were included, plus USA Today, which is considered a "national" newspaper.

Results showed the five most frequently referenced topics in the articles were: kidneys, post-transplantation health and welfare, information on the critical shortage of organs, living donation and the actual transplant surgery process.

Negative references primarily detailed mistakes that occurred during transplantation or post-transplantation difficulties. References to family or friends
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Advertisements in High School Newspapers Encourage Students to Sport a Tan
2. Court Fines Newspaper for Revealing AIDS Orphans Identity
3. Indian Scientists Make Wide-Ranging Analysis And Annotation Of X Chromosome
4. Meta Analysis Links Diabetes And Colorectal Cancer
5. NASA Analysis Say 2005 Was The Warmest Year
6. First Suspected Bird Flu Case In Serbia: Samples Sent For Analysis
7. A Detail Analysis of Head and Neck Cancer
8. Analysis: Bowel Diseases Triples Infertility Risks In Women
9. Analysis of Placenta Helps In Diagnosis of Autism At Birth
10. Analysis Shows Lamictal As An Effective Additional Therapy For Treatment of Grand Mal Seizures
11. Salivary Analysis for Early Detection of Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/22/2014)... Yountville, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Tug ... White and Blue (Team RWB) to participate in the 39th ... athletes and Team McGraw runners will join forces in coaching, ... the most significant highlights of our nation's capital and is ... Begun in 1975, the Marine Corps Marathon is the largest ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... California (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 The ... , BillionaireFish.com, recently registered its two millionth member, and ... threshold. , Billionairefish.com is a dating website for ... women to date. The dating website caters like-minded people ... dating site for the rich , this is ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The Berkowitz Law Firm ... a client who suffered severe, permanent injuries in an ... driver (docket number FST-CV13-6018309-S). The case was pending in ... According to Jennifer Amdur of The Berkowitz Law Firm ... all of whom were allegedly injured following ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Reacting to naysayers who are being skeptical about ... top PRP therapy LA specialist has firmly stated that ... with practical well researched science and nothing to do ... new medical breakthrough technology which focuses on healing and ... therapy. , The Managing Director of one of the ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 The rising numbers of teen drug ... in Asheville, NC. For many years, countless lives have been ... difference in the community a new helpline was established to ... in North Carolina who are seeking to overcome their addiction ... at (828) 348-5762, parents and their teens can speak immediately ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tug McGraw Foundation and Team Red White and Blue Join to Run in Marine Corps Marathon 2Health News:Tug McGraw Foundation and Team Red White and Blue Join to Run in Marine Corps Marathon 3Health News:Rich Men & Women Dating Site Billionairefish.com Exceeds Two Million Members 2Health News:Rich Men & Women Dating Site Billionairefish.com Exceeds Two Million Members 3Health News:The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC Reaches a $2 Million Settlement for a Client Allegedly Injured in Drunk Driving Accident 2Health News:MetroMD With The Help Of PRP Therapy Helps People Fight Hip Injuries 2Health News:Troubled Teens in Asheville, NC Turn to Helpline for Valuable Assistance 2
... Bertalan Mesko, medical blogger and health 2.0 consultant, ... medical and scientific videos and animations. This list ... best quality. Some of the sites are created for ... focusing on health issues, while others were designed primarily ...
... who,d been tormented, , , FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) ... younger are more likely than others their age to ... report. , Their study involved 6,437 youths, who averaged ... provided regular updates about the youngsters, health and development ...
... CDC report shows 11 cases of similar strain since 2005 ... puzzled as to the roots of the swine flu outbreak currently ... U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and released online Thursday ... 11 cases of infection with a swine flu virus similar to ...
... May 8 The majority of uninsured American families ... an employer cannot afford to buy health insurance, according ... Research and Quality.Some experts have suggested that because 23.8 ... have access to employer-based health insurance have incomes above ...
... WINNIPEG, May 8 /PRNewswire/ - Kevin McGarry, Chairman of ... Systems), announces the appointment of Dr. Niels Erik Hansen ... to the appointment of Dr Hansen, Mr. McGarry held ... Chief Executive Officer and stewarded its evolution from a ...
... Pregnancy (MiP) Consortium, led by the Liverpool School of ... European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) to ... The three grant recipients the Liverpool School ... Research in Spain and the Prince Leopold Institute of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later 2Health News:Scientists Still Baffled About Origins of Swine Flu 2Health News:Scientists Still Baffled About Origins of Swine Flu 3Health News:Scientists Still Baffled About Origins of Swine Flu 4Health News:New Study Finds Fewer Families Can Afford Health Insurance 2Health News:MiP Consortium awarded €11 million by EDCTP 2Health News:MiP Consortium awarded €11 million by EDCTP 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014 Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ... today announced positive results from its Phase 3 ... extended half-life recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) treatment for ... which met its primary endpoint in reducing annualized ... to the on-demand arm. Top-line results ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Canadian Epilepsy Alliance (CEA) is thrilled to announce the launch ... the most common neurological disorder in Canada ... tells a fictional story based on the experiences of 14-year-old ... "Despite the fact that epilepsy affects 1 ... lack of awareness out there," says Gail Dempsey , ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... percent of Americans believe the abuse of strong prescription pain ... safety issue in the United States , ... & Partners, a Cincinnati based research ... the prescription medication abuse problem and the need for medical ... facing our country," Rex Repass , CEO of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Baxter Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Its Phase 3 Study of BAX 855, Extended Half-Life Recombinant FVIII for Hemophilia A Patients 2Baxter Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Its Phase 3 Study of BAX 855, Extended Half-Life Recombinant FVIII for Hemophilia A Patients 3Baxter Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Its Phase 3 Study of BAX 855, Extended Half-Life Recombinant FVIII for Hemophilia A Patients 4Baxter Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Its Phase 3 Study of BAX 855, Extended Half-Life Recombinant FVIII for Hemophilia A Patients 5Action Heroes Harness Powers to Educate Children About Epilepsy 2Action Heroes Harness Powers to Educate Children About Epilepsy 3Consumers Desperate For Measures To Curb Prescription Drug Abuse 2Consumers Desperate For Measures To Curb Prescription Drug Abuse 3
... 2011 ORTHOCON, Inc., a privately-held therapeutic device ... worldwide license agreement with Bezwada Biomedical to develop ... Bezwada Biomedical is an innovation-driven company ... biocompatible polyurethanes and polyamides derived from hydrolyzable isocyanates. ...
... Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALP ... Spectrum CT , a breakthrough preclinical imaging system that ... and low dose microCT (micro computed tomography).  Spectrum CT ... with vital, unparalleled insights into complex biological systems in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ORTHOCON Announces Signing of Exclusive, Worldwide License Agreement With Bezwada Biomedical 2Caliper Life Sciences Announces IVIS Spectrum CT 2Caliper Life Sciences Announces IVIS Spectrum CT 3
... broad selection of tip styles for ... ophthalmic procedures. Each single use cautery ... safety cap to lock switch in ... in use, and carries a 3-4 ...
... Accu-Temp Cauteries provide a broad ... in a wide variety of ophthalmic ... packaged sterile, complete with a safety ... "off " position when not in ...
... Probes provide the surgeon with an indirect ... to be easily visualized through the laser ... and light scatter technique, the surgeon can ... flap edge folds, corneal flap striae and ...
... The B-VAT® PC visual acuity system allows ... of the B-VAT II. The system includes ... contrast sensitivity testing and animated characters. Random ... operator has single letter, single line and ...
Medicine Products: