Internet advice on link between headache and brain tumors often “vague and even misleading”

Online information about the association between headaches and brain tumors is potentially misleading, and can lead to unnecessary anxiety and inappropriate health care use, researchers have suggested

At the SNO 2020 virtual conference, Dr Merja Kallio from the Docrates Cancer Center in Helsinki, Finland, presented the findings of a review of internet information available to adults with a headache who are worried about having a brain tumor (and who might perform a search such as “headache and brain tumor”).

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