media epidemic

A popular term for a flurry of interest by the news media—newspapers, television, radio—for an important event (e.g., a new therapy, ‘breakthrough’, or disease) which follows a report in a major medical or science journal
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media epidemic

A popular term for a flurry of interest displayed by the news media–newspapers, television, radio for an important medical event–
eg, a new therapy, 'breakthrough', or disease, which follows a report in a major medical journal. See Embargo arrangement, Ingelfinger rule.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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