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Protecting the Value of Medical Science in the Age of Social Media and “Fake News”

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Sly Saint, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/ja...m=social&utm_term=121918#.XBotBT5dmv0.twitter

    (link to this article was tweeted by Michael Sharpe:emoji_innocent:)
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Of course it was...
     
  3. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    One problem for medical science of all sorts is the constant production of articles in newspapers and news websites that say things like the following :

    1) Statins cause diabetes.

    2) Statins protect people from diabetes.

    3) Statins don't prolong life.

    4) Statins save your life.

    5) Statins protect against cancer.

    6) Statins increase the risk of cancer.

    7) Statins don't cause side effects.

    8) Statins cause muscle pain and damage.

    9) Statins cause dementia.

    10) Statins protect people from dementia.

    Contradictory articles appear practically every day of the week about alcohol, saturated fats, red meat, bacon and other similar meats, carbs, nicotinoids, bees, vegetarians, vegans, trans fats, fats generally, being a carnivore, omnivore, herbivore, fracking, global warming, climate change...
     
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  4. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Shouldn't all science be vigourously challenged and defended. Isn't this one way to ensure that we are getting to the facts?
     
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    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    You forgot coffee :emoji_coffee:
     
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    Amw66 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    How could anyone forget coffee? :)
     
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