Health Diagnosis Over the Internet?


Can you really diagnose your own health problems with help from the Internet?

Two doctors from Australia wanted to find out, so they chose 26 diseases that were difficult to diagnose.

They typed a few of the symptoms into Google, and looked to see if they could come up with the correct diagnosis.

Google was correct 58 percent of the time.

The doctors admitted their expertise helped with the experiment.

They say patients might not have as much luck using an online search to diagnose medical problems.


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