Doctor Reacts To WILD BuzzFeed Medical Videos

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Over the years the team at Buzzfeed has dipped their toes into the world of creating some medical videos. I have actually appeared in some of them, but today I wanted to take a look at what videos they’ve put out and see how accurate they are. A lot of their interviews with med students and nurses yield some very true stories and experiences of what it’s like to study medicine! Some of their other videos, such as how to fight off a cold… not so much. Today we’re debunking miracle cures like Apple Cider Vinegar, the value of a good nasal spray, how much coffee med students drink, and some nightmares that actual nurses have had to endure.

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  1. mora morlock

    mora morlock

    Tunti sitten

    Parietal is not "the sides"

  2. Lavenderrose73


    15 tuntia sitten

    I kid you not, I never would have guessed that English was your second language, honestly you talk like you've been here all your life!

  3. Dallas Wood

    Dallas Wood

    21 tunti sitten

    I’ve never understood studying all night it’s like pretending laws of diminishing returns doesn’t exist studying for hours on end usually isn’t that good for information retention then you add extreme sleep deprivation on top of that then go try and take a test completely exhausted. Better to study as much as you can and be rested.

  4. Stefanie gebara

    Stefanie gebara

    Päivä sitten

    Can you invest in my lavender oil company?

  5. Isabella Saluri

    Isabella Saluri

    2 päivää sitten

    8:03 i've heard that before, but why can't you give honey to kids under a year old?

    • Julie Kök

      Julie Kök

      2 päivää sitten

      Infant botulism. And he said under 2, but you’re right with it being 1 now.

  6. Zvane100


    3 päivää sitten

    Biochem = Krebs cycle = PTSD

  7. BowTie 8 Bit

    BowTie 8 Bit

    3 päivää sitten

    Shout out to MC Napkins for his song all about the Sphygmomanometer.

  8. BJ Robertson

    BJ Robertson

    3 päivää sitten

    The fever one with cold socks, I actually take the opposite path. I drink Fire Tonic and Green Ginger Wine (ginger makes my blood boil and the alcohol makes you sleep), then I wrap myself up (cocoon) in the thickest doona/blankets and sleep through the night while dripping in sweat. Fever and virus should be gone by morning.

  9. bomber9912


    3 päivää sitten

    Putting on wet socks is absolutely a solution in summer though in order to reduce your body temperature during tropic night climate when there is a lot of humidity in the air and it is hot as well. The amount of people dying in summer has been going through the roof in the past years and little tricks like that can absolutely save lifes.

  10. Electric Spider

    Electric Spider

    4 päivää sitten

    Bee vomit

  11. Diamond Prisca

    Diamond Prisca

    4 päivää sitten

    I suffered from choledocholithiasis for 3 years and during 2 pregnancies, I didn't get a cholecystectomy until my second child turned 1.

  12. Freya Burgess

    Freya Burgess

    4 päivää sitten

    You should react to 5 minute crafts

  13. City of the ShadowSeas

    City of the ShadowSeas

    5 päivää sitten

    Yo doctor mike buzzfeed is a massive dumpster fire in the giant city of YT

  14. Rose of Evil

    Rose of Evil

    6 päivää sitten

    does it help, when you have a flu or a cold to wrap cold towels around your shins? my mom always does this to me and it helps me not feeling so hot on the outside

  15. Android Gamers

    Android Gamers

    9 päivää sitten

    2500s dont you guys think they have more lifetime than 100years 🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲 and also he cant die he is the 👉👉reclaimer👈👈

  16. Sister Tara

    Sister Tara

    9 päivää sitten

    Tea and honey have been my go to since I was a teenager. My lupus was flaring at the time and I was always sick.

  17. JessicaLarsenHair


    10 päivää sitten

    I had Choledocholithiasis.... and then gall my gall bladder removed lol

  18. Bailey Carter

    Bailey Carter

    10 päivää sitten

    When you have a fever, don't try to stop it. Your body is making itself an oven so it can burn alive the bacteria/virus.

    • Bailey Carter

      Bailey Carter

      10 päivää sitten

      @Bob Bobber That is true.

    • Bob Bobber

      Bob Bobber

      10 päivää sitten

      Except if go too high. Because sometime, your body temperature DO go too high. And if heat can kill bacteria and viruses, it can also kill your cells.

  19. Heather M

    Heather M

    11 päivää sitten

    For sinus dryness I use a nasal rinse, suggested by my ENT. It's just distilled water and purified salt that they give you in little packets.

  20. Sarah Shields

    Sarah Shields

    11 päivää sitten

    I stumped my doctor once. I fell on my arm and knee when I was about 24-25, pretty hard fall. He took an xray of my arm and had to send my to a orthopedic surgeon. I curved my bone like only children should be able to and all my bones are thickly calcified.

  21. Kendlick Lama

    Kendlick Lama

    11 päivää sitten

    Watch out with nose spray, lots of people are physically addicted to it and its very easy to get ADDICTED to it And some day the health of the nose is so bad that it smells so horrific you cant be in a room with anyone else (in Germany we call it "stinke nase") because of the extrem disgusting smell (hitler had this condition😂) and your social life ends mostly there….very sad storys for an over the counter medicine Thats why i as an addict of various substances (4 months clean exept weed once a week) stay away from nose spray Its not even worth it! there isnt even a slight high aside that your breathing improves a bit I hope my English is good enough for people to understand this text and it makes sense😂

  22. Masked One 1316

    Masked One 1316

    12 päivää sitten

    8:01 why not??

    • Bob Bobber

      Bob Bobber

      10 päivää sitten

      Honey can induce botulism in babies and young kids. This is rare but if there is spore in it, it will start to grow inside the infant intestinal tract and will release toxin. When a kid reach 1 and above, the body had developed enough defense to protect itself from that kid of stuff, this is why it is not dangerous for those above 1 year old.

  23. Yoshua is not OK!!

    Yoshua is not OK!!

    14 päivää sitten

    Dude I am a sophomore in high school and I pull at least one nighter whenever I have finals. Imagine med school.

  24. Ch S.

    Ch S.

    15 päivää sitten

    What is the correct way to treat insolation at home?

  25. Stefanie gebara

    Stefanie gebara

    16 päivää sitten

    I hate you

  26. Stefanie gebara

    Stefanie gebara

    16 päivää sitten


  27. projektaquarius


    17 päivää sitten

    Doctor Mike, at least in my university, bio chem was a wall class for premed and a bunch of other majors dealing with biology

  28. tinaj sews

    tinaj sews

    17 päivää sitten

    repent , Jesus christ is coming back . repent am let him into your heart , jesus loves you,:

  29. Fat_Thigh


    18 päivää sitten

    You look and sound like Ben Feldman

  30. Sanjay Gaikwad

    Sanjay Gaikwad

    18 päivää sitten

    0:37 “ if any of them say they haven’t I don’t buy it. 0:40 Continues to buy it

  31. msguineapigsrus


    19 päivää sitten

    LOL my probability and stats prof in undergrad loved me for some reason (had him for 2 semesters) and i felt soooo bad. Probability was a 9 am and i sat in the front row and i fell asleep sooo many times. It had nothing to do with his class or his lecturing. I was a double stem major, double performing arts minor that did even more performing arts on top of that. Some nights were brutal... 9 am classes were just brutal to stay awake for, even a 10:30 class was rough.

  32. KrasnySoldat'_ 332

    KrasnySoldat'_ 332

    20 päivää sitten

    Что за черт ?? Я не знал ты русский А у тебя есть фантастический английский. Можешь снимать видео на русском? ))))))

  33. Thanasis Nantsios

    Thanasis Nantsios

    21 päivä sitten

    The problem with pronouncing medical term is that is Greek. It is very is for us to pronounce and understand the meaning

  34. Asia Sanchez

    Asia Sanchez

    22 päivää sitten

    i was shoveling rice into my mouth when she started talking about maggots 🤢

  35. Aishath Janna Jameel

    Aishath Janna Jameel

    23 päivää sitten

    I successfully diagnosed myself with hormonal imbalance 😂

  36. Deepu Thapa

    Deepu Thapa

    24 päivää sitten

    Now step 1 is much easier.

  37. Liliya Makhotina

    Liliya Makhotina

    25 päivää sitten

    Each video I watch from your account, I feel like I get smarter like- *aggressive smart brain energy*

  38. Isaac Fournier

    Isaac Fournier

    26 päivää sitten

    Whoever gets info from buzzfeed is the true bottom of the barrel

  39. Jess Basta

    Jess Basta

    26 päivää sitten

    I need dr.mike right now im in the hospital and the doctors cant figure out what's wrong with me I feel like he'd get to the bottom of it

    • Mike Varshavski

      Mike Varshavski

      19 päivää sitten

      Hello ❤️

  40. Your Lordship

    Your Lordship

    26 päivää sitten

    I remember Sphygmomanometer was a question on one of my tests lol

  41. John Koniszewski

    John Koniszewski

    26 päivää sitten

    Have you checked out the Try Guys videos of Zach, who has AS? He just posted a video about chronic pain.

  42. Scarlet


    26 päivää sitten

    When ever i have a cough my mum give me honey and pepper. It doesn’t taste bad, the only problem is that i am not allowed to drink water after that

  43. Stefanie gebara

    Stefanie gebara

    26 päivää sitten

    I just took a nap and you were in it 🤷‍♀️🌍🦄🦋🦊😊👁🇮🇱🐠🍎🇵🇸👽🦆❤️

  44. Victor rubio hurtado

    Victor rubio hurtado

    26 päivää sitten

    Es lo que tiene el inglés... Que está mal hecho. En el español todo se pronuncia por como lo dictan sus letras. No hay reglas de pronunciación más allá de la sílaba tónica.

  45. troberts1


    27 päivää sitten

    Yeah, the honey. My mother's doctor recommended three teaspoons of honey a day to help with her cough instead of the OTC stuff she was taking daily and spending a lot on. She's hesitant to really do it three times a day because "the sugar!" but I'm like...your doctor recommended it! So she tries to remember, but at least she usually gets honey in the morning.

  46. gris186


    27 päivää sitten

    I went through college by stressing out at unseen levels and decided never to do that again. Went through university by studying for no more than 6 hours every day. Never failed an exam and scored above average. The key for me was not to stress and I think I gained more from those 6 hours than I would do if I stressed for 10, 12 or 15 hours.

  47. Tanya Benedict

    Tanya Benedict

    27 päivää sitten

    I have AS

  48. Stefanie gebara

    Stefanie gebara

    28 päivää sitten

    From your*** / freudian slip

  49. Stefanie gebara

    Stefanie gebara

    28 päivää sitten

    So how much have you made from you channel so far Dr? I went to NYIT too, funny. What a coincidence

  50. LatashaTrueHeart


    28 päivää sitten

    What? There's an ad within the video. Why are there still ad interruptions?

  51. Ruth Harper

    Ruth Harper

    28 päivää sitten

    Yes, you want to let it cough during the day. But it gets frustrating when you are coughing so much you can't sleep. And sleep is important for your immune system, right? So isn't it okay to suppress the cough at night so you can sleep? I guess there are maybe some people who can sleep with a cough. But I'm a light sleeper who is kept awake by just about everything. If I'm coughing, I won't be able to sleep.

  52. The Emo Slender

    The Emo Slender

    28 päivää sitten

    I mean... it is Buzzfeed, what did you expect? 😂😂

  53. Tammy B

    Tammy B

    28 päivää sitten

    My mom always tell me to take magnesium to stop my knees from popping. Does that really work? Doesn’t make sense to me

  54. Dalton Brennan

    Dalton Brennan

    29 päivää sitten

    Has someone who also enjoys those seaweed snacks the one major problem with them is all of the packaging that is going to last longer than the United States has been a country...

  55. Ali Tahrei Sh.

    Ali Tahrei Sh.

    29 päivää sitten

    I have a question How can I quit my addiction to Dr. Mike videos?

  56. Sad_Bunny


    29 päivää sitten

    I know that you probably won’t see this but can you react to the video that gorgenotfound uploaded,it’s about being in a ice tub I think he could of got hypothermia and possibly worse Anyway have a nice day

  57. RoyaleRxsalie


    Uukausi sitten

    Plot twist : Dilshad actually pronounced “Sphygmomanometer” Right and dr Mike pronounced it wrong the whole time

  58. FBI


    Uukausi sitten


  59. the artwoolf

    the artwoolf

    Uukausi sitten

    3 herbal remedies for people to know tea and honey more honey, more cough drop effect helps with cough and a sour throat strong or extra strong mint teas works well for a stuffy nose in combo with the steam avoid honey if you're trying to use a strong mint tea for clearing your nose a bit sap from trees sticky sap that's hard to remove after a good wash on a wound can, in fact, avoid infection just remember to make sure the sap is clean before use it will seal the wound and go away after a long period of time this is useful on a hike or in a remote area where you need to cover the wound before your able to get a bandaid, be sure that the sap is fresh as well

  60. Fake Youtube Channel Name

    Fake Youtube Channel Name

    Uukausi sitten

    Doctor Mike, can you use your influence with Thrive Market to convince them to have a low sodium category? This would be huge for me as I try to get my blood pressure under control with diet and exercise. Thrive Market seems great, but I've found they fail in areas where it would give someone over age 50 a bit of grief. I totally understand the want and need to market to the younger demographic, but they could be really great if they would just consider that a lot of older individuals have more disposable income and a greater need to eat healthier.

  61. Suela Qaouji

    Suela Qaouji

    Uukausi sitten

    7:11 to 7:12

  62. ANNE RO-ANN Gonzales

    ANNE RO-ANN Gonzales

    Uukausi sitten

    I love medical terms 😁reading it in medical chart sounds like it is a tongue twister. 🤣🤣🤣

    • Mike Varshavski

      Mike Varshavski

      19 päivää sitten

      Hello ❤️

  63. Sandi M

    Sandi M

    Uukausi sitten

    How to eat with gastritis

  64. Sandi M

    Sandi M

    Uukausi sitten


  65. Sandi M

    Sandi M

    Uukausi sitten

    How to eat with gastritis

  66. bluerosegurl


    Uukausi sitten

    Doctor Mike! That kind of seaweed is at LEAST 90% of the time from S. Korea where slavery is not regulated/checked! People with Intellectual Disabilities are kidnapped and used as slaves on the seaweed and salt farms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get the draw, not saying you're a bad guy-spreading the news so we can all be more conscious of what we consume is all!

  67. Happy Me

    Happy Me

    Uukausi sitten

    So why can’t you give honey to children under 2 years old ?

  68. Loke chickne Hahaha

    Loke chickne Hahaha

    Uukausi sitten

    Say pnumenoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniosis

  69. Noelle Kellicker

    Noelle Kellicker

    Uukausi sitten

    *** it’s no honey under the age of one.

  70. equi Ana

    equi Ana

    Uukausi sitten

    How have I been watching you and didn't know you were Russian 😅 but ofc you are 🤦‍♀️ having 2 languages does help in med :) especially in a varied population town. I've had several Russian and polish patients it puts them at ease immediately if you can speak to them properly

  71. Ariana Vail

    Ariana Vail

    Uukausi sitten

    Oh hey I had choledocholithiasis - I actually had stones, sludge, polyps, and a corkscrew shaped duct as well. I swear my body loves to do things in the extremes 🙃😅

    • Ariana Vail

      Ariana Vail

      Uukausi sitten

      Actually the stone may not have reached my common bile duct - but it was heading there because it was in one of the parts of my gallbladder’s ducts

  72. sasha skatchkov

    sasha skatchkov

    Uukausi sitten


    • Bob Bobber

      Bob Bobber

      Uukausi sitten

      He is born in Russia but move to the USA when he was 5 years old.

  73. Ismaeel Barry

    Ismaeel Barry

    Uukausi sitten


  74. Cody Osborne

    Cody Osborne

    Uukausi sitten

    Dr. Mike. As a 28 year old with a BS in Biology and Chemistry, is it too late for me to go to Med School? I'll have to re-take Organic 2 first lol

  75. telfordguy34uk


    Uukausi sitten

    We still use maggots to treat antibiotic resistant infections in the UK. It works.

  76. KandiGram


    Uukausi sitten

    To be fair, it took me 3 days to remember how to pronounce or spell Ankylosing Spondylitis after I got my diagnosis. 😂

  77. Saborise


    Uukausi sitten

    I never knew you were russian

  78. kendall hallett

    kendall hallett

    Uukausi sitten

    it feels like i ankylost something. can i get a refund on my spine

  79. Missy Gardiner

    Missy Gardiner

    Uukausi sitten

    I always butcher sphygmomanometer 😂 Can say it in my head, then it comes out like gibberish. Also, I always fall asleep in class.

  80. Broxalax


    Uukausi sitten

    Buzzfeed is just pure trash

  81. Nalha Ndlela

    Nalha Ndlela

    Uukausi sitten


  82. Super Potter Fan

    Super Potter Fan

    Uukausi sitten

    One of my teachers had a spray bottle that he’d spray water at you if you fell asleep in his class. Or he’d come over and scream in your ear 😂 whatever he was feeling like that day.

  83. Sanish Kumar

    Sanish Kumar

    Uukausi sitten

    He had us in the thumbnail ngl.

  84. Sasuke S.

    Sasuke S.

    Uukausi sitten

    I had no idea he was a native Russian speaker! I thought his name was just Russian. Like, dang, sir, you make me jealous. Language learning goals af.

    • Sasuke S.

      Sasuke S.

      Uukausi sitten

      @Bob Bobber oh yeah that makes sense!

    • Bob Bobber

      Bob Bobber

      Uukausi sitten

      He got to the US at 5 years old. So that was old enough to learn Russian right but also young enough to make him learn english pretty much with no accent.

  85. Troy Davenport

    Troy Davenport

    Uukausi sitten

    8:15 Dark chocolate 80%+ helps as a cough suppressant.

  86. ♡MissPlague♡


    Uukausi sitten

    This video broke my tablet for a minute XD

  87. Sarah Moyer

    Sarah Moyer

    Uukausi sitten

    Dr Mike you kind of look like a glossier model, your eye look is on point

  88. Tinkerbell


    Uukausi sitten

    Cause biochemestry is an absolute beast that needs to be burned with fire

  89. Wishing upon A Star

    Wishing upon A Star

    Uukausi sitten

    I noticed that Dr. Mark didn’t respond to the question if he experimented with drugs. Hmmmm makes you wonder🤣🤣💛

  90. Allen Lau

    Allen Lau

    Uukausi sitten

    Buzzfeed is so shitty now, doing anything to get views

  91. Paxton Chavez

    Paxton Chavez

    Uukausi sitten

    when you know ankylosing spondylitis bc Zack from the try guys has it

  92. Derf565


    Uukausi sitten

    Milk and honey is always a good combo

  93. Tunabreath


    Uukausi sitten

    My grandma would always force her CRAZY "solutions" onto me whenever I was sick! The most memorable was her laying me in bed and she insisted that she put my hands and feet in 4 bowls of very warm water, it was actually SUPER soothing and comfy. She put eucalyptus leaves in the water too and had a steaming cloth soaked in eucalyptus water and put that over my eyes and forehead... I started to drift off to sleep finally, after being so restless and achey, I felt so amazingly warm and great..... I was drifting into sleep when my grandma says "Okay, I'm going to put more hot water, okay?" and I'm veryyyyyy sleepy and sinking into a deep sleep and mumble "Okay..." zSssSSHSHZHhshzhssSSssS COLD SHOCK RUNS UP THROUGH MY BONES AND I JUMP UP AND SCREAM and look fast and she's PUTTING MY FEET INTO WATER WITH ICE CUBES and I'm like "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!" And she says "You need to put cold water!! It helps your circulation! It makes your blood JUMP" (she has "okay" English) I just ran out of there and didn't trust her after that. Another time, like last year I had a sore throat and she gave me a shot of tumeric and orange juice... It tasted like a Mexican candy actually so I liked it and it DID help right away, but crazy stuff lol. Another thing that was helpful though and stuck with me was having a lemon cut in half and putting honey on it and eating into it with a spoon. It's so delicious and reminds me of childhood.

  94. Madison Kupsky

    Madison Kupsky

    Uukausi sitten

    I’ve got chronic migraines so I take an insane amount of magnesium everyday as a migraine preventative. I take 500mg of magnesium 2X everyday.

    • Bob Bobber

      Bob Bobber

      Uukausi sitten

      @Madison Kupsky That's good. I wish you good luck with that.

    • Madison Kupsky

      Madison Kupsky

      Uukausi sitten

      @Bob Bobber I am working with a doctor for my migraines. I see a neurologist about every 8-12 months, and he was the one who prescribed that amount of magnesium to me.

    • Bob Bobber

      Bob Bobber

      Uukausi sitten

      I hope you are followed by a doctor because that can be really dangerous.... you can get side effects like: irregular heartbeat, unsafe low blood pressure, slowed breathing, coma

  95. Bella Shoemaker

    Bella Shoemaker

    Uukausi sitten

    How do you get ride of athletes feet?

  96. Quinntus79


    Uukausi sitten

    "English isn't my first language." Aren't most of these names either Greek or Latin?

    • Dale Harden

      Dale Harden

      Päivä sitten

      Yeah, but other languages still say them differently. English is largely Greek and Latin roots, after all.

  97. Elivia-Kyrie McDermott

    Elivia-Kyrie McDermott

    Uukausi sitten

    I’m not even an ER nurse but the worst thing I’ve ever seen was when I worked on stroke, a guy had a stroke while having eye surgery and come to us to be thrombolysed, I wasn’t warned before going in the room what the situation was because we were just told to run down, he had blood shooting out of his eyes, it was like something out of a horror movie, made me rethink being a nurse that day, but the man came up onto the ward after and he was lovely and made a big joke about coming in for a surgery that was supposed to last an hour and ending up staying in hospital for weeks

    • Mike Varshavski

      Mike Varshavski

      19 päivää sitten

      Hello ❤️

  98. mr player

    mr player

    Uukausi sitten

    Wait what you are Rússian????????

    • Bob Bobber

      Bob Bobber

      Uukausi sitten

      He got to the US when he was like... 5 years old I think.

  99. Robert Oswalt

    Robert Oswalt

    Uukausi sitten

    I remember, when I was a kid, Jose Feliciano was on a talk show and he was asked what he did when he would get a cold. He said that he would eat spicy foods. I looked it up and found out that foods like jalapeño peppers contained a decongestant type chemical. Now when I start to get congested, I will get some jalapeños added to a pizza.

  100. Ruth Gilmer

    Ruth Gilmer

    Uukausi sitten

    The weird diagnosis is meeeee!!! The ER doc was excited 😂 luckily it was with my gallbladder so it was quickly removed! 😅