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Beware of advise from the internet

User
Posted 27 Nov 2018 at 17:09

This was in the news today, just emphasises the danger of data from the internet

https://news.sky.com/story/youtube-videos-about-prostate-cancer-putting-patients-at-risk-study-11564881

 

This is a quote from the web page:

Scientists from the NYU School of Medicine analysed the 150 most-viewed YouTube videos on the disease and reported that 77% had factual errors or biased content in either the video or the comments section.

Their work, published in the journal European Urology, found that while 75% of the videos fully described the benefits of different treatments, only 53% warned of their side effects.

 

According to the team, 19% of the videos also recommended alternative and unproven medicines - some of which could directly harm patients.

 

ARR

User
Posted 28 Nov 2018 at 08:36
And that is why I have only ever used this site for information and never googled it.

Bob

 
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