With an overwhelming amount of information readily available to the public, the internet can be a tricky place to navigate when looking for credible information. Turning to Google or YouTube for quick answers to medical questions may lead you down a rabbit hole of false facts.
A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found nearly one-third of 128 YouTube videos related to atopic dermatitis contained misleading information. Many of these videos were promoted by advertisers, and for-profit companies. The researchers found the other two-thirds of the YouTube videos did contain scientifically accurate information. But how do you know who to trust?!
Researchers and interviewed medical professionals recommend seeking out reputable information backed by universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and healthcare providers. These sources can be far more reliable than the average Joe publishing online or advertisers pushing their products.
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American Academy of Dermatology Association