Mètode 114 One health: un món, una salut

Introduction: One world, one health

Although a One Health perspective has, in one way or another, been around at least since the time of Hippocrates, the term itself was coined by William Karesh in a 2003 The Washington Post article. Since that time, the concept has been discussed, applied, and

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The traces of cancer

Autobiographical comics allow the authors to talk about cancer from a humour perspective and to share their experiences of the disease.

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Tsunamis, waves, Quixotes, and KO-vid

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the creative use of metaphors, which is particularly relevant in the case of cartoonists.

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Anthony Fauci pandemics metaphors

COVID-19: pandemics metaphors

Early criticism of COVID-19 rhetoric cautions against the use of war metaphors that can shift us toward authoritarian and nationalistic sentiment, evoking xenophobia and racism.

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reporting on coronavirus

How to report on the coronavirus?

Gema Revuelta, Ángela Bernardo, Margarita del Val, and Salvador Macip offer their opinion on the media coverage of the pandemic.

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paediatrics vaccine

Ending vaccination

High vaccine coverage is encountering an unexpected obstacle. Recent evidence suggests that anti-vaccination attitudes and concerns are infecting some communities' health care workers.

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Mètode 96, Narrating health.

‘Narrating health’, medical popularisation through literature

The new Mètode monograph, Narrating health, shows the different ways in which the literature connects medicine and health.

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Cover image - number 88

A commitment to health

In the winter of 2015/16, Mètode devoted a monograph to health communication, specially focusing on the role played by mass media in issues such as sanitary crisis, the stigmatization of some illness or public health campaigns.

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health communication

Analysis of health communication texts

Conventionally, social researchers analyse media messages by reading text and coding it. This is time consuming and restricts many studies to small samples. Nowadays very large amounts of text are available in electronic form, offering potential insights into the health messages they contain, but which

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Intagram, health and social media

Youth, health and social networks

Communication is key in the field of health. Including communication tools such as Instagram in youth health fieldwork poses a number of challenges, but also has the potential for social health research.

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