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Improving the coverage of women's health in medical journals  
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/2/5

Compares how women's health was represented in leading general medical literature versus women's health specialty journals. Concludes that women's health specialty journals provided more balanced coverage, addressing social concerns in addition to gynecological facts.

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Published: 2002
Improving public understanding: guidelines for communicating emerging science on nutrition, food safety, and health for journali  
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/jnci%3B90/3/194.pdf?ijkey=ce55db8972b4c8e263dfe40b2ef1deb56fee0d55

Discusses the emerging science on nutrition, food safety, and health, and provides guidelines for communicating findings.

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Published: 1998
The effectiveness of public health campaigns

Looks at the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions in changing behaviour generally, and more specifically, at the evidence concerning mass media campaigns.

Published: 2004
A journalist's guide to covering prescription drugs  
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/documents/BC_Office_Pubs/journalist_guide.pdf

Presents a checklist for reporters and editors who are covering stories on presription drugs. Compiled by the authors of Drugs in the News: How well do Canadian newspapers report the good, the bad and the ugly of new prescription drugs?

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Published: 2003
Consuming identities: young women, eating disorders and the media  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/consuming-identities.pdf

Addresses how media images influence young women's emerging self–concepts. Examines the relation between identity and eating disorders. Identifies gaps in literature and explores ways to improve prevention.

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Published: 2000
Making sense of women's health news reports  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40800
Looks at health news in the media, and offers ways to look at these reports critically. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Watching the watchers: gender justice and co-regulation in the new media marketplace
Maps the devolution of responsibility for media standards during the 1990s, and assess its implications on policy and social governance. Examines how policy can be used to integrate public and community values into the media, to determine how organizations like MediaWatch can address gender and other human rights issues in this post-modern media arena of globalization, conglomeration and self-regulation, and to configure a new regulatory model of co-regulation that is open, transparent and accessible to the public. Calls for current regulation to transform into models of co-regulation with industry, government, and the public and civil society organizations all playing a role.
Published: 2001
Messages from the media  
http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/documents/Messagesfromthemedia.pdf
Looks at how the media, fashion and advertising industries adversely affect women and men and contribute to the prevalence of eating problems. Provides a guide to writing an effective comment letter. (See Details)
Published: 1994
Becoming critical consumers: research and the media  
http://www.nedic.ca/knowthefacts/documents/Becomingcriticalconsumers.pdf
Examines media reports of weight-loss research, and lists ways to critically analyze these reports. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Gender and violence in the mass media  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/femviomedia_e.html
Examines the nature and impact of gender portrayal and violence in the mass media. Considers how violence against women is portrayed in the media and what effects it has on viewers. (See Details)
Published: 1993