Media provide bulk of health info to public

Fully 82% of the public say they learn about health topics from the print and electronic media, while 20% speak to their doctors about health information from these sources; most said their doctors were happy to discuss it, while only 3% refused. About 60% of laymen surveyed said they read medical information in the daily newspapers. Proper nutrition was found to be the most popular subject. This was revealed in a survey just released by Maccabi Health Services, which on Tuesday issued a collection of the last five years of its Maccabiton newsletter for members in Hebrew, Arabic and Russian and a special edition for the haredi community.