Google may be bad for your health

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Just picked this up from Boing Boing (Cory Doctorow on the case). Australian medical researchers are suggesting that doctors may be well-advised to consult search engines such as Google when coming up with a diagnosis for a patient’s illness. The content revealed by search engines is increasingly informative and coupled with the expert knowledge of clinical physicians may prove to be a winning solution for tricky assessements. Somehow though, it just doesn’t seem right, paying a doctor fifty quid or so to do a Google search on your behalf… source: Boing Boing

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