Navigation Links
Medical Misinformation Can Spread Quickly Via 'Tweets'
Date:4/2/2010

just what people are doing, said Bradford Hesse, chief of the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

While social networking sites, and the Internet in general, are making more health information available to the public than ever before, the "data smog" is making people more likely to turn to doctors for help with medical decisions, according to a survey in the March 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Even as more people research their conditions or seek out opinions about medications and treatment on the Internet, trust in the information has dropped, said Hesse, one of the NEJM study authors. "People are getting a little more cynical and a little more savvy about it."

At the same time, trust in physicians has risen, Hesse said. People are taking what they learned on the Internet with them to their doctors, looking to trained experts to help them interpret what they're reading.

"The Internet is not going to replace doctors, and we are not going to replace people with credible information," Hesse said. "Even though people rely on these technologies more than ever, they are also more frustrated with these technologies."

Launched in July 2006, Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that enables users to post updates of up to 140 characters either on the Web, instant message or text message via mobile phone, according to background information in the article.

Much of what is on Twitter is excruciatingly mundane, such as this example from the study: "Got more antibiotics from doc. Hope these ones finally get rid of this cough."

But Twitter has been used for more serious purposes, including by NASA to update the status of space shuttle flights.

Twitter reached 1 billion tweets in November 2008. It had an estimated 44.5 million visitors as of June 2008 with a median age of 31 years, accordi
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Medical Pay Solutions Introduces the Revenue Maximizer to the Healthcare Industry; The Solution to 'Ever Increasing Direct To Patient Pay Issues'
2. Askthedoctor.com Makes Medical Information More Accessible to the Public by Completing Phase 1 of US Expansion
3. Teaching medicine series covers the most important topics in medical education
4. Leading Orthopaedic Surgeon and Regenerative Medical Authority Dr. Thomas A. Einhorn Advances Adult Stem Cell Therapy To Eliminate Hip Replacement Surgery
5. UD team develops new method for producing proteins critical to medical research
6. Medical centers heart failure, stroke programs recertified by Joint Commission
7. Breast Cancer Survivor Tackles the Missing Link: Inspiring Event Offers Women Real Life Advice to Thrive After Medical Treatment Ends
8. Medical Transcription Services and Electronic Health Record Systems Provider, MxSecure, Relocates Headquarters to New, State-of-the-Art Facility
9. MMAR Medical Expands Wholesale Offering with Cybertech Distribution Deal
10. MEDPEDIA Adds Health and Medical Videos To Platform
11. Summit Medical Group Physicians Receive Patients' Choice Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Cancer researchers in Slovenia say genetic variations ... how patients respond to treatment with pemetrexed (Alimta), the ... the full story. Click here to read the ... of Ljubljana and the Ljubljana Institute of Oncology tested ... of polymorphisms. They found that patients with genetic variations ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) ... the type of material used to create a new ... game, say researchers presenting their work today at the ... Medicine ( AOSSM ). , “Our study ... (tissue harvested from a donor) fail more frequently than ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Woodland Hills permanent teeth in one day ... Institute in Woodland Hills and Oxnard, Calif., will speak next ... Rey, Calif. , The award-winning prosthodontist, international speaker and ... in one day dental procedure at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July ... 15 years ago, Dr. Jivraj said. Getting new teeth in ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 BellasDress, the experienced dressmaker ... popular online suppliers when it comes to beach ... new collection of beach wedding outfits in its online ... of elegant outfits. , BellasDress has been considered ... world. According to the company’s senior spokesman, BellasDress provides ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... The International Concussion Organization is ... Best Buy Theater in Times Square, New York ... growing concussion epidemic that is plaguing athletes in ... competition. , The Symposium gathers more than a ... professional athletes and legal scholars for engaging and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Research Finds Genetic Variables Impact Chemotherapy Response, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:ACL Reconstructions May Last Longer With Autografts 2Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 2Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 3Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 4Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 5Health News:BellasDress Emerges As Popular Online Supplier Of 2014 Beach Wedding Dresses 2Health News:The International Concussion Organization 501(c)(3) hosts its 1st Annual Concussion Symposium at the Best Buy Theater in Time Square, NYC, July 17th, 2014. 2
... statistically significant decline in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, ... issue of the Journal of the National Cancer ... was associated with a reduction in prostate cancer risk. ... examined the association between statins and PSA level. ...
... PAUL, Minn., Oct. 28 Dean Barkley,candidate for US Senate ... to fight HIV/AIDS in the US and around the world., ... candidates from,Minnesota will also agree to sign the pledge," said ... "The pledge helps,voters see who is prepared to take a ...
... (Nasdaq: AHII ) announced today that the Company ... quarter ended,September 30, 2008 on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. ... same day at 10:00 a.m.,Eastern Standard Time to discuss ... access the conference call by dialing (719) 785-1758.,Participants will ...
... drug delayed disease progression, researchers found , , WEDNESDAY, Oct. ... to treat erectile dysfunction, appears effective in treating pulmonary ... high blood pressure in the arteries that supply the ... can become tired, dizzy and short of breath, because ...
... INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 28 WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:,WLP) announced ... at the,following conferences:, -- Oppenheimer 19th Annual ... Eastern Standard Time ("EST"); and, -- 2008 ... at,9:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (11:30 a.m. EST)., ...
... Corporation,(NYSE: DHR ) announced that Executive Vice ... be presenting at the Goldman Sachs Global,Industrials Conference ... 2008 at,8:00 a.m. EST. The audio will be ... Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Professional,Instrumentation, Medical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Statin use associated with reduction in prostate specific antigen levels 2Health News:Senator Dean Barkley Pledges Action on HIV/AIDS Epidemic 2Health News:Cialis May Help Ease Pulmonary Hypertension 2Health News:WellPoint Announces Appearances at Upcoming Conferences 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Most osteoporosis patients ... to a recent online survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal ... the National Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed that ... medication that comes in a form other than a ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... N.J. , Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the "Company") ... has received commitments from institutional investors to purchase an ... stock in an at-the-market registered direct offering, led by ... entered into definitive purchase agreements with these investors pursuant ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors ... able to protect their most important business assets, ... ) Because of the highly-competitive ... remains one of the most litigious industry sectors ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2
... Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) today announced that ... BioMarin, will present a company update at the Citi Global ... 2011 at 8:00 a.m. ET.   Interested parties ... via the investor section of the BioMarin website, www.BMRN.com ...
... Mich., Feb. 22, 2011 Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: ... filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application for calcipotriene 0.005% ... Taclonex® Ointment. Another generic company is the first to ... Betamethasone) ointment is indicated for the topical treatment of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BioMarin to Present at the Citi Global Healthcare Conference 2Perrigo Confirms Filing for Generic Version of Taclonex® Ointment and Announcement of Lawsuit by Leo Pharma 2Perrigo Confirms Filing for Generic Version of Taclonex® Ointment and Announcement of Lawsuit by Leo Pharma 3
Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... Used for catheter ... endourology procedures. Increased inner ... coils allows utilization of ... mandril while maintaining tip ...
Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... access wire into the renal pelvis through a ... The mandril type shaft construction provides rigidity which ... (0.89 mm) diameter wire guide. The distal portion ... construction over the tapered mandril which provides tip ...
Medicine Products: