Know Your Numbers

We put a lot of faith in GPs, specialists and reception staff when we’re given test results. Most of the time, however, all we’re told is whether something is ‘normal’ or ‘abnormal’, and either given a prescription, told to make a certain lifestyle/diet change, or sent on our way. I’ve found over time, however, that…

Rise Of The Cyberchondriacs

I came across an article recently on the Daily Mail about ‘cyberchondriacs’. It’s lovingly titled : “‘Cyberchondriacs’ clogging up A&E after googling their symptoms and worrying that they’re seriously ill”. Read the full Daily Mail article here. The article suggests that 16 million Brits go online each month to Google their symptoms and self-diagnose. It’s…

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