I've never been a big fan of Googling my symptoms . . . because no one posts online when their stomach pain just turns out to be indigestion, they post when it's a giant scorpion laying eggs in their bladder.
According to a new survey, people are putting WAY too much faith in the Internet to diagnose themselves. One out of FOUR people say they trust what they find when they Google their symptoms more than their DOCTOR'S diagnosis.
And that's not a good idea. In a study earlier this year, researchers Googled people's symptoms then compared the results to the people's actual illnesses. The web results were only right 58% of the time.
Another study found that 11% of medical websites give incorrect health advice.