Slick, misleading YouTube clips pose health threat

Parents should be advised to avoid YouTube for medical information because it is packed with slickly produced but ultimately misleading video clips, child health researchers warn.

UK paediatricians who reviewed 400 patient-uploaded clips of children with croup or dehydration found just 15 provided good clinical examples.

Worryingly, misleading clips were often more technically accomplished than reputable ones.

Even paediatricians find it laborious to track down good-quality child health videos on YouTube, the authors say, and it is