How Dr Google spawned a new breed of health ‘experts’

Antivaccination campaigner Meryl Dorey is on record as saying that we should "do our own research" instead of accepting what the doctors and other qualified experts tell us.

Seasoned sceptics will be aware that 'do your own research' is a common response used by cranks and conspiracy theorists to those who dare to doubt their claims.

It is a convenient escape hatch they use when trying to win a debate without the bothersome burden of providing their own evidence.

Of course, what they mean by this exhortation is