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Cover Image: Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them

Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them

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Kieran B, Reviewer

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review from #Netgalley.

This is a great read for anyone who is endlessly frustrated by the continuous social media scroll of the medical memes and claims your great-aunt constantly posts on Facebook. Author, Seema Yasmin, goes through many of the popular (non-Covid related) dubious medical claims found online and daytime TV and explains not only why they are not accurate, but where these false beliefs may stem from.

The topics are varied, thoroughly researched, and well-sourced so if you need to confirm the information you are able to do so yourself. The author takes great care to not ridicule or shame those who may be misled and explains some complex medical situations in terms that are fairly understandable for the average reader.
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