Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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

Public Release: 27-Nov-2018
NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine

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 Cancer Center, the study of the 150 most-viewed YouTube videos on the disease found that 77 percent had factual errors or biased content in either the video or its comments section.


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