"THE practice of "Googling" for a diagnosis could help doctors and patients accurately identify their ailments, research suggests. A study has found that putting symptoms into the Google internet search engine produced the right diagnosis in the majority of cases. But experts warned that relying on the internet could be dangerous to patients and the web should be used with caution. It is thought that doctors carry two million facts in their heads to help them diagnose illnesses, but with medical knowledge expanding rapidly, even this may not be enough. "
From Scotsman News