Doctor's Orders: Aug. 29, 2005

BAD HEALTH FOR SALE: DOES ADVERTISING HIT MINORITIES HARDER?

An analysis by researchers at the University of California at San Diego found that magazines targeted at minorities, such as Ebony and Latina, had proportionally double the ads for junk food, cigarettes and alcohol and one-fourth as many health-promoting ads as mags like Good Housekeeping.

A COMMON CANCER SCREEN GETS ANOTHER VOTE OF APPROVAL

Women whose breast cancer is found by mammogram may have a 53% better survival rate than those whose cancer is discovered another way, says a study at Houston's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Reason: mammograms can...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!