Google current information

Google current information

When researching with Google it's best to steer away from all the old "scary" information and research current topics.

To do this; (1) type your search word and click enter, (2) select <Tools>, (3) click <Any time>, (4) select a more current time like <Past year>, <Past month>, <Past week>, <Past 24 hours>, or <Past hour>.

In the world of CLL, things are changing rapidly so it's best to have the most current information.

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  • Good advice. Thanks.

    Peggy

  • Or even better dont Google!

    The thing with the internet is this

    A- 99% Is not real fact or dated fact

    B- If your on there because you are worried about something and thinking bad things then you will always find someone to confirm your right, when actually your not.

    Your far better in places like this where you might find some more sensible and current information. I work with a fella that can Google a sprained wrist at 9am and by lunch hes diagnosed himself a brain tumour.

  • Thank God! I'd been led to believe that the British had voted for Brexit, and the Americans for Trump...!

  • Thanks so much for this Richard. It will help keep google from putting the most popular posts first and or the posts which have been created by someone who pays google. As far as Grizzlebear saying not to google for info because 99% is false, that is not true. Otherwise we wouldn't have found this blog!

    Look at the source of your articles. If the information is coming from a medical journal that is peer reviewed you are more likely to have factual information. If the information is coming from the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Mayo Clinic or other reputable sources you have more reason to trust it.

    On the other hand, if you are reading an article which has an ad for some kind of natural remedy at the bottom beware. If the author wants you to purchase something they are telling you will heal you, beware. If the author wants you to buy their newsletter, beware. Even some true medical articles are written by doctors who are paid by drug companies. They usually reveal it so you know there could be a conflict of interest in their opinions. Every piece of research has a degree of bias either intended or not, even the most pure scientific experiment can be compromised but when research consistently gives us the same result it can probably be believed.

    Since this disease is not as common as other cancers it is good to get information that you can ask your doctor about. The doctor may not have time to read all of the latest on CLL. Hence, the tip from Richard_Tx will be helpful to search the latest information, i.e. most recent data.

  • I also try to stick to the articles in Google Scholar

  • I always steer new patients and caregivers away from Google. CLLSociety.org has a list of links to reliable CLL specific resources (including this one). Once you understand the basics a bit Google can be an effective tool for finding specific information. Thanks for the tips, Richard. If will make searching easier.

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