Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Avoid slipping in puddles of pseudoscience i.e. the PACE trial, a tub of bad information

Tribune's health reporter Trine Tsouderos and panelist Robert Goldberg:

The Internet has become a major source of medical information for millions of us as we wonder what might be causing our headache, what to do about our child's hyperactivity, whether we should be worried about that mole or not, whether homebirth is safer than hospital birth. We Google cures for cancer, silver bullet weight loss strategies, treatments for autism and risks associated with vaccines.

Are we better informed? Or are we bathing in a tub of bad information and even undermining our own health? Read more>>

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