Study suggests that researching your symptoms online almost always delivers inaccurate diagnoses and medical advice

A new study published in The Medical Journal of Australia suggests that online symptom checkers only provide accurate diagnoses 1/3 of the time. A team of researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) evaluated the accuracy of 36 different symptom checkers, inputting symptoms of 48 different “patients.” They pulled clinical information…

Here are 5 practical steps seniors can take to protect their physical and mental health amid spread of COVID-19

People ages 65 and older are more prone to contracting severe illnesses, especially diseases that are new to the population, such as COVID-19. With the uncertainty that surrounds such a new development in the medical landscape, it’s important that those most vulnerable are taking every precaution to stay physically healthy,…

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