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Reliance on 'YouTube medicine' may be dangerous for those concerned about prostate cancer – Medical Xpress

Micrograph showing prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma (the most common form of prostate cancer) Credit: Wikipedia The most popular YouTube videos on prostate cancer often offer misleading or biased medical information that poses potential health risks to patients, an analysis of the social media platform shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and its Perlmutter… Read More »

Medical crowdfunding steers millions in donations to dangerous snake oil

October 24, 2018 Posted By Categories Kevin Lomangino is the managing editor of HealthNewsReview.org. He tweets as @KLomangino. We’ve written extensively about the dark side of medical crowdfunding — how donations meant to help desperate patients may perversely promote useless and dangerous interventions. We’ve also looked at the news industry’s complicity with these misguided campaigns… Read More »