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YouTube videos about prostate cancer putting patients at risk – study

YouTube videos about prostate cancer putting patients at risk – study

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YouTube videos about prostate cancer are putting patients at risk of harm because of misleading medical information, a team of researchers has claimed. Scientists from the NYU School of Medicine analysed the 150 most-viewed YouTube videos on the disease and reported that 77% had factual errors or biased content in either the video or the comments section.Their work, published in the journal European Urology, found that while 75% of the videos fully described the benefits of different treatments, only 53% warned of their side effects.According to the team, 19% of the videos also recommended alternative and unproven medicines - some of which could directly harm patients.One video promoted "injecting herbs" into the prostate to treat cancer.The researchers said the audiences f...
Move over Kim K! YouTube babe Holly Boon flaunts curves in holiday snaps

Move over Kim K! YouTube babe Holly Boon flaunts curves in holiday snaps

Entertainment
After starting a makeup dedicated YouTube channel, Holly Boon has become a fan favourite across a number of platforms.With her fans rooting for her to succeed, her followers obsess over her wild looks and killer snaps.But while her make up is what drew fans in, her followers couldn’t help but notice the similarity she has to the Kardashian clan.Holly has picked up on this herself, having recreated a number of Kim Kardashian’s infamous looks – but the babe continued to outdo herself in the makeup industry. Related Articles The 24-year-old vlogger has over half a million subscribers on YouTube who obsess over her looks – but her 387k Instagram followers gush over more than just her talent.Alongside her day job of beauty vlogging, Holly has...
Facebook takes on YouTube and Netflix with launch of Watch

Facebook takes on YouTube and Netflix with launch of Watch

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Facebook has rolled out its on-demand video service worldwide following a trial run in the US. Facebook Watch is set to challenge YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime by offering a range of shows that viewers can choose from.Facebook has said it expects to spend up to $ 2bn (£1.55bn) to produce content for Facebook Watch.In comparison, Netflix expects to spend $ 8bn (£6.21bn) on producing original content in 2018, while Amazon Prime spent $ 4.5bn (£3.49bn) in 2017. The roll-out of Watch comes as Facebook is developing a talent show feature for its app, which would allow users to pick a pop song and submit a recording for review.Although the company has not commented on whether the services will be integrated, a music competition based on Facebook could be among ...
KSI v Logan Paul: YouTube stars take beef into boxing ring

KSI v Logan Paul: YouTube stars take beef into boxing ring

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Two of the world's biggest YouTube stars - 25-year-old KSI and 23-year-old Logan Paul - will be taking their fighting talk into the boxing ring on Saturday evening, to settle an ongoing online beef. Former US state wrestler, Logan Paul, who is known mostly for his prank videos online, made his name first on Vine before moving on to YouTube in 2015.He now has over 18 million followers subscribed to his channel and has racked up more than 3.9 billion video views.However, Logan Paul's videos have not always proved popular. Earlier this year he apologised after he was criticised for filming a dead body at a suicide hotspot in Japan. Image: Logan Paul said he has been training six days a week His rival, ...
KSI vs Logan Paul: YouTube heavyweights ready for boxing showdown

KSI vs Logan Paul: YouTube heavyweights ready for boxing showdown

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KSI and Logan Paul, YouTube stars with 37 million subscribers between them, will take their beef into the boxing ring on Saturday for a fight billed as "the biggest event in internet history".KSI or Logan Paul?YouTube fans around the world have chosen whose side they are on, and will be watching when the pair of social media heavyweights step into the ring at Manchester Arena.Both are wildly popular, both are massively divisive, both have highly controversial pasts.Who are KSI and Logan Paul? KSI is the brash 25-year-old British gamer, comedy vlogger and rapper whose videos have racked up 4.4 billion views despite heavy criticism for lewd comments towards women in some of his clips.Logan Paul is ...