I found this article on a medical news website. It sheds light on some studies that have shown that cell phones are NOT associated with cancer, especially head and neck cancer as previously thought. I thought it was relevant because A) cancer is the topic for the week, and B) We all use cell phones, so this could have been a big problem for our generation. When I saw this title, I instantly thought of when research came out suggesting a link between cell phone use and cancer. The articles were EVERYWHERE on the Internet and in print media. However, I had to search a specific medical news site to find this one.
Here’s the article:
And here are some previous articles from when cancer and cell phone use were thought to be linked
It seems that “bad” medical news (and most news in general) seems to make the front page of all of the media sources. I guess I really have two questions that sort of intertwine: 1) Why do you think bad medical news seems to go mainstream so fast, and 2) How do you think that this sort of news contributes to people’s health/daily activities? Are journalists creating a world full of hypochondriacs?
I’m really looking forward to seeing your responses!