Would you buy a house over the Internet? How about a car? Many people won’t make important purchases online, but they trust sights offering medical advice sometimes with dangerous results.
A recent report warns about the dangers of listening to celebrity’s bogus health and diet advice, saying some A Listers who impart endless health tips are suffering from “unconscious incompetence.”
Other researches looked at websites that offered alternative therapies for cancer and had found that many promote treatments that lack any scientific proof of effectiveness. Some give advice that is down right dangerous.
The Internet can be a useful tool for finding medical information, but you need to be careful going through the mess of Internet health claims and counter claims can leave you in a tangled web.
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