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  • Consulting Dr Google increases parental anxiety
  • Consulting Dr Google increases parental anxiety
    Brian Talbot (2006) ©

Consulting Dr Google increases parental anxiety

We don’t trust Dr Google’s health advice any more than a used car salesman’s, so why do so many of us continue to consult it? Information overload leads to increased anxiety, and an Australian poll has revealed that worries caused by frantic online searches are burdening the healthcare system.



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