Vol. 1, Issue 10, Part N (2015)
Coverage of health issues in Kannada magazines: A case study of Sudha magazine
Health is the general condition of person’s mind and body. The World Health Organization defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social status social and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Systematic activities to prevent or cure health problems and promote good health in humans are undertaken by health care providers like doctors. Addition to health care interventions and a person's surroundings, a number of other factors are known to influence the health status of individuals, including their background, lifestyle, and economic, social conditions, and spirituality; these are referred to as "determinants of health." So it is important to keep the healthy habits. Several studies have proved that stress always affects the health. Women's health issues majorly include menstruation, contraception, maternal health, child birth, menopause and breast cancer, breast tumor, migraine problems and post-delivery health problems. They can also include medical situations in which women face problems like gender-differentiated access to medical treatment. Media is bringing awareness about human health. Newspapers, Television, Radio are covering health issues regularly. Electronic Media go for phone in programmes, Interview with doctors; print media go for health articles, Doctors columns, Yoga columns etc... These days Magazines are playing decisive role in providing information and education. They focus on the health issues also which help humans in taking precaution to avoid common, major and dangerous diseases and disorders in advance and can lead a healthy life. Present study is to assess the coverage of health issues in Kannada Magazines. This study is a case study of Sudha magazine which is popular in Karnataka. Two months (October and November 2014) were taken for content analysis. This study is to analyze the contents of Sudha Magazines. It is found that, in this magazine more space is given to advertisements. Based upon the contents few suggestions are also drawn.
How to cite this article:
KM Kumarswamy. Coverage of health issues in Kannada magazines: A case study of Sudha magazine. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(10): 933-936.