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Does googling our medical symptoms make us sicker – and is software ‘cheating the world’?

“The web has the potential to increase anxieties of people who have little or no medical training,” White and Horvitz concluded, “especially when web search is employed as a diagnostic procedure.” Now, seven years later, even Google admits that “health content on the web can be difficult to navigate, and tends to lead people from mild symptoms to scary and unlikely conditions, which can cause unnecessary anxiety and stress.””

Googling our medical symptoms is making us sicker
https://qz.com/773031/googling-our-medical-symptoms-is-making-us-sicker/
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