Medicine And The Media

A danger to health

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 12 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:458
  1. Gillian McIl Waine

    Mention Lady Killers to those of a certain generation and a film screened in the 1950s is immediately brought to mind. Granada Television had a much more serious aim in presenting a six part documentary series with the same title. The press release states that “the series looks at the major diseases that kill women” and “tackles serious subjects in a positive and optimistic way, covering each week's topic through the stories of celebrities and ordinary families that have been affected.” The selected topics--cervical cancer, ectopic pregnancy and pre-eclampsia, depression and postnatal depression, breast and ovarian cancer, lupus, and rheumatoid …

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