Before listing any information resources, there’s first advertisements. Immediately after the advertisements: Wikipedia!
So EVERYTHING “above the fold” on many screens is commercial or completely irresponsible to recommend to consumers.
But wait- there’s more!
After some fairly harmless images returned by the search, at the top of the “Best of Health” section, the first search result is for a commercial site selling homeopathic “medicine” for UC!
Of course, after the advertisements, Wikipedia and junk-science medicine, they finally get to MEDLINE Plus.
I appreciate the refinement and exploration tools Righthealth.com offers and I’d love to see them applied to quality content- but with loads of advertisements and links to health information that isn’t trustworthy, RightHealth.com goes well past “not useful” and straight on into “potentially harmful.” It is hard enough for the layperson to find high-quality health information online without this sort of site making it actually harder. Really, it is appallingly bad.
The first commenter to explain the title of this post wins a genuine no-prize.