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Contributor: Bernadett M. Varga

Bernadett Varga ESMH ContributorBernadett Varga is a freelance public health professional, former Scientific Collaborator of the Brussels-based Université Catholique de Louvain and co-author of a Springer publication titled Access to Primary Care and Preventative Health Services of Migrants (2018). She started her early career as a health advocate, holds a BSc degree in Communications from the University of Szeged, Hungary, studied Medicine at the Semmelweis University before earning her MSc degree in European Public Health at the University of Maastricht and holds a certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School – Executive Education. She is an expert on EU public health policies, has worked for the Council of Europe, has collaborated with the World Health Organization and the United Nations OHCHR on formulating health policy recommendations targeting vulnerable groups. Her research focuses on health disparities in Europe as well as on the access to healthcare services for disadvantaged groups, such as the Roma and migrant populations. Bernadett resides in Brussels, Belgium.

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Social media platforms have taken a leading role in our everyday lives and have changed the way we obtain health information online. The most recent topic fuelling disinformation is the novel Coronavirus. However, it is not the only one.

Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson about false medical news

Interview with Dr. Skyler Johnson, Radiation oncologist, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Utah. In your opinion, why is it dangerous to spread false medical news on cancer? Skyler Johnson: Cancer patients often find themselves in a vulnerable, life-threatening situation. Fake medical news on cancer could possibly persuade these patients to make decisions that ...

Interview with Dr. James B. Yu about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. James B Yu about false medical news

Interview with Dr. James B Yu, Professor of Therapeutic Radiology; Medical Director, Smilow Radiation Oncology, Therapeutic Radiology; Director, Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Radiotherapy Program, Yale School of Medicine. In your opinion, why is it dangerous to spread false medical news on cancer? James B Yu: Fake medical news is dangerous especially for cancer because any ...

Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab, Professor of Virology at the University of Pécs; Vice-Dean for Science of the Faculty of Science; Scientific Director of the Szentágothai Research Centre; Head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology and Leader of the Virological Research Group / BSL-4 Laboratory. Why spreading false medical news is dangerous in ...