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July 08th 2013: Family Caregivers and Public-Health Messages about Sexually Transmitted Infections

Dr. Des Spence is a full-time family physician in Scotland; Julia Belluz, a Canadian journalist focused on healthcare policy. They discuss sexually transmitted infections of main concern in public health, the risks, and how the risks are described by public health authorities and journalists to families, families, family caregivers and family physicians, They explain the harmful effects on family relationships of overblown public health information about these infections. They describe how such information is gauged in journalism for newsworthiness, timeliness and trustworthine

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Des Spence

Des Spence is a full-time family physician in Scotland. He’s written for the British Medical Journal for 7 years among other publications.
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Julia Belluz

Julia Belluz is a Canadian journalist focused on health care and policy. She writes the award-winning blog Science-ish for Maclean's magazine, category/blog-central/science-ish/, and is currently senior editor at the Medical Post. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Ryerson University’s journalism school, she'll be a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT starting fall 2013. Follow her on Twitter @JuliaofToronto
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