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# self diagnosis

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# self diagnosis
43% of mothers use the internet to diagnose their children’s symptoms when sick
A survey of 1,800 mothers in Ireland found that four in ten mothers see the internet as the first place for advice when dealing with a sick child rather than going to a GP or the pharmacist.