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Being on Facebook not a medical qualification, idiots told

October 12, 2018 11:10 AM
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The British Medical Association said having a social media profile is not the same as six years of medical school, however confident you feel about diagnosing ill people.

GP Tom Booker said: “We’re asking the public not to leap in with bullshit medical advice whenever a friend is unwell, such as telling them eating lots of cheese is good for migraines.

“On Facebook people constantly ask for advice and tell you their intimate medical problems, so we can see how users could become confused about not actually being a doctor.

“We’d also ask them to refrain from scaring people shitless, for example by convincing someone with a perfectly ordinary cold they’ve got Lassa fever.”


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