The way that risk and epidemiology is expressed in the media.

The way that risk and epidemiology is expressed in the media.

This week, I would like for you to all explore the way that risk and epidemiology is expressed in the media. Search through popular press/media (this could mean anything from newspapers to talk shows to news magazines) for a report of epidemiological study that discusses risks related to morbidity and mortality (Example: “Jogging regularly can add years to your life” – and by the way, rats or labs are not epidemiology!). In your initial post, discuss how the news report you chose was portrayed. Was the study taken seriously? Was it portrayed correctly? What might be ways of helping media understand epidemiological studies? Include in your initial post a link to the news article.

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