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Medical Matters: Is the internet bad for your health?

I'll just Google it! has become the standard response for unanswered questions in life.

30th March, 2014
Dr Sinead Beirne is a GP in Dublin and the resident doctor on TV3's Ireland AM.

I'll just Google it! has become the standard response for unanswered questions in life. As a GP I have learned to embrace the fact that many of my patients have already searched the internet before they've decided to pay me a visit. Health information is one of the most frequently searched topics on the internet.

In my experience, a patient will typically search the net to try to manage their own medical problem in order...

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