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  • Should you ever rely on Doctor Google?
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Be Your Own Doctor: explore the world of digital health

The number of people Googling symptoms and diagnosing themselves has reached worrying proportions, with 20% of Brits now turning to the web rather than visiting a GP. Be Your Own Doctor is a new programme from Channel 4 that wants to help viewers navigate this potentially confusing world.

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The number of people Googling and diagnosing their own symptoms has reached worrying proportions, with 47% of British patients using the web to investigate their condition before seeing a GP, and a fifth turning to the internet rather than visiting their doctor. [1][2] Be Your Own Doctor is a new TV show from Channel 4 designed to help viewers navigate this sometimes confusing world.

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