Tag Archives: Health Information Online

Errors Common in Wikipedia Medical Entries? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Journal of the American Osteopathic Association)

Summary Wikipedia is widely used and loved, without question. US research indicates that 9 out of 10 health-related entries on the Wikipedia online encyclopedia selected for review contain statements which are “contradicted” by recent medical research. Medicine is a quickly … Continue reading

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Health Information About Dementia on Twitter (PloS One)

Summary This article explores how information about age-related diseases features on popular social media platforms; examining (i) who uses social media to share information about dementia, (ii) the sources of information about dementia used / promoted, and (iii) the dementia-related … Continue reading

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