Bitter Pill For Cyberchondriacs

The net is having a profound effect on medicine, as in all fields, not least because researchers in medical labs can share research with colleagues around the world. The net is providing many with what they want, and this is creating a growing breed of so-called cyberchondriacs. However, self-diagnosis over the net can be a real minefield. The information can cause confusion and unnecessary alarm. More worryingly, surfers could also be left out of pocket

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