Almost 90% of people between 18 and 24 years old say that they participate in activities of Health through the social networks , such as Facebook or Twitter, according to the Pew Research Center .
Apparently the social networks can be a double-edged sword, on the one hand they can be used to improve or potentiate the education of patients on the topics of Health , it states C. Lee Ventola , medical researcher in an article published by the journal Pharmacy and Therapeutics .
On the other hand, social networks They can also expose patients and health professionals to information about poor quality . This is because the authors are generally unknown or identified in a limited way, and the interactive nature of these magnifies the problem.
Fortunately, there are institutions that care about and work to regulate the contents exposed in the social networks . Users on their part should consult those that have credibility in matters of Health , in addition to going to your doctor before making decisions.