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The Risks of Self-Diagnosis and Online Symptom Checking

The Risks of Self-Diagnosis and Online Symptom Checking

Virtual healthcare was being adopted more widely during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many people accessing healthcare providers remotely. However, easy and convenient access to technology means some people may choose to bypass health care and see Dr. Google directly, with online self-diagnosis. Here’s a common scenario: imagine someone sitting at home, when suddenly their head …

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Electronic cigarettes: the risks of these gadgets popular with young people - BBC News BBC Homepage

Electronic cigarettes: the risks of these gadgets popular with young people – BBC News BBC Homepage

52 minutes ago Photo credit, Getty Images They were promoted on the grounds that they would be less harmful to health and would serve as a treatment for people who wanted to quit smoking. However, electronic cigarettes are not only as addictive as tobacco, they are also making more and more teenagers addicted to tobacco. …

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Coffee and Cholesterol: Risks and Benefits

Studies have identified a risk of increased serum cholesterol levels from coffee, although this may depend on the method of brewing. Unfiltered coffee and espresso can raise cholesterol levels, while instant coffee and filter coffee are less likely to affect it. The risk of increased serum cholesterol levels also depends on the amount of coffee …

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Fragile balance of risks in Europe as the ECB gives its first turn of the screw

Fragile balance of risks in Europe as the ECB gives its first turn of the screw

The high level of inflation forced the ECB to raise its interest rates by 50bp, despite a context of political instability, weak growth and an energy crisis far from being resolved. Key points Even though this rate hike cycle is off to a stronger start than we previously thought, we still expect the deposit rate …

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This is why vitamin supplements are a waste of money for the vast majority of those who use them

Indiscriminately taking vitamins or dietary supplements is at best useless, at worst dangerous, according to a new study. ©JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP Food supplements According to the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), there is “no evidence” that taking dietary supplements and vitamins can help prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer in healthy adults. Atlantico: In …

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