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43% of people have wrongly convinced themselves they had a serious disease after Googling their symptoms

According to a new survey, 43% of people admit they’ve convinced themselves they had a serious disease after Googling their symptoms, when it turned out they actually had something much more minor.  Three out of four people who’ve diagnosed themselves online said it made them worry more, not less, about what was wrong with them.

So do we ever get our self-diagnosis right?  The survey found it can happen… but we get it right less than 40% of the time.

Daily Mail