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Health Scares: Doctor Should I Be Worried?

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Research Now conducted an internal study with 2,000 members of the general public and 600 General Practitioners in the U.S. and the U.K. We found out the health scares that are most concerning to the …

Research Now conducted an internal study with 2,000 members of the general public and 600 General Practitioners in the U.S. and the U.K. We found out the health scares that are most concerning to the public and the stats behind them.

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  • 1. ? ? ? DOCTOR, SHOULD I BE WORRIED? When it comes to health scares, is there a discrepancy between perceptions of healthcare professionals and the general public? What kind of affect do pandemics have on people’s daily lives? And how can the media and governments 11 health scares included in the study. general public { healthcare professionals improve their communication about health scares to the general public? Through an internal study of 2,000 members of the general public and 600 General Practitioners in the U.S. and the U.K., Research Now® seeks to find out the answers. LEAD PAINT FOUND ON TOYS ANTHRAX TRANS-FATS THE BUBONIC PLAGUE BPA SWINE FLU HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY SARS MOBILE PHONES AIDS BIRD FLU (THE CHEMICAL FOUND IN PLASTIC PRODUCTS LIKE BOTTLES) (AS A CAUSE OF BRAIN TUMORS) WHICH SCARES ARE THE SCARIEST? CONCERNED of the general public are most concerned with BPA chemicals in plastic bottles MOST IMPACTFUL of the general public agree that concerns about BPA chemicals affect their daily routine CONCERNED of healthcare professionals, who are most concerned with lead paint on toys MOST IMPACTFUL of the general public agree that concerns about trans-fats affect their daily routine CONFLICTING CONFIDENCES 16% SICK OF ALL THE SICKNESS? of the general public trust the GOVERNMENT to keep them well informed during health scares 10 of the general public trust the MEDIA to keep them well informed during health scares healthcare professionals agreed that the GOVERNMENT kept them well informed regarding health scares years since the first of three health scare pandemics included in the survey occurred, and still no sign of either the general public or healthcare professionals getting ‘sick’ of hearing about it. of healthcare professionals agreed that the MEDIA kept them well informed regarding health scares THE WHO AND THE WHAT 1000 300 .................. 1000 people who participated from the U.S. 1000 300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 300 General Practitioners who participated from the U.S. © 2014 Research Now, Inc. All rights reserved people who participated from the U.K. General Practitioners who participated from the U.K.

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