Why You Should Consult Your Doctor, Not Facebook, On Medical Issues
A controversial (read: insane) alternative multiple sclerosis treatment has gained a popular following in Canada via social media, wrongly influencing research priorities. The truth needs its own social-media PR campaign, and doctors might just be ready to wage it.
How does that quote go? 'Those who were dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music'?
"When patient groups are using social media to advocate and mobilize, scientists must employ similarly effective tools to communicate," conclude the study authors, pointing out that today's public is "no longer deferential to experts."
My question in this regard is what about the doctors who have posted here at TIMS? Do we discount their contributions because they have been in favor of this insane theory?