The internet has put a galaxy of information at our finger tips, but it can also be dangerous — especially when it comes to checking on our own health.
Millions of websites are ready and waiting to diagnose you with the click of a mouse.
And every second Australian is jumping on the self-diagnosis bandwagon, breeding what doctors call cyberchondriacs.
But how can you navigate through this mine field of health information?
— Check the quality of the site: It is endorsed by a health authority?
— Check the date: Is it current?
— Check the origin: Is it relevant to where you are?