Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Is It Time to Worry About Oil Again? Advertisement DealBook Supported by June 14, 2019 Good Friday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) Oil tanker explosions set the world on edge Attacks on two oil vessels in the Gulf of Oman yesterday have escalated fears that the Middle East’s oil supply could become constrained — especially after the U.S. accused Iran of orchestrating the assaults. Oil prices have remained higher since the assault. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that American intelligence agencies had decided that Iran was involved in explosions that crippled the two ships, noting the types of weapons used and expertise needed to pull off the attacks. Later, the U.S. military released video that it said showed Iranian forces’ involvement. … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Is It Time to Worry About Oil Again?
A YouTube video promoting an herbal remedy for prostate cancer opens with a flashy infographic detailing the purported benefits of the treatment. Set against a colorful depiction of a cancerous prostate, a voiceover describes the treatment: Natural herbal extracts are injected into the prostate, eliminating cancerous cells and returning the gland to normal. The video, posted by a Chinese prostate clinic, has been viewed more than 340,000 times, placing it among the most-viewed prostate cancer-related videos on the social media website.But it is highly misinformative, according to Dr. Stacy Loeb, a urologist at New York University Langone Health. The procedure is neither a guideline-recommended treatment, nor are its proclaimed effects supported by scientific evidence. The video stands as a glowing example of the medical misinformation that permeates the internet and social media. To an untrained eye, such information can appear reputable, potentially sending an unwitting patient down a … [Read more...] about As medical misinformation infects the internet, doctors seek a cure