Are we hard-wired to follow celebrity medical advice?

Dec 17, 2013 Full story: PhysOrg Weblog

A paper published in the Christmas edition of the BMJ asks why so many people follow medical advice from celebrities when so much of it is ill-informed and some of it is potentially harmful.

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Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Dec 17, 2013
Plopaganda from the Vaccine industry. Trying to discredit ANYONE who brings up vaccine safety.
ric99

Boston, UK

#2 Dec 18, 2013
So if the Winnipeg dummy read that some bimbo celebrity had claimed that Winnipeg had been invaded by Martians, would he believe it and run away to another city? If not, why does he believe the likes of Playboy bimbo Jenny McCarthy (who has no scientific qualifications) when she claims that her son had autism , but is now cured, and that it was caused by a vaccine?

People who believe in such things are only showing their lack of intelligence.
This Means

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Dec 18, 2013
ric99 wrote:
So if the Winnipeg dummy read that some bimbo celebrity had claimed that Winnipeg had been invaded by Martians, would he believe it and run away to another city? If not, why does he believe the likes of Playboy bimbo Jenny McCarthy (who has no scientific qualifications) when she claims that her son had autism , but is now cured, and that it was caused by a vaccine?
People who believe in such things are only showing their lack of intelligence.
Here's what a 13 year old has to say about a serious issue. Complete trash.

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