Eye doctors find that WebMD symptom checker was wrong more than half the time

Enlarge / Giving online symptom checkers the hairy eyeball. (credit: Carol Munro / Flickr) In 2015, The BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) did a thorough audit of online symptom checkers. It found that, on average, the sites listed the correct diagnosis first only about a third of the time. Carl Shen, an ophthalmology resident at […]

Trump’s ‘withdrawal symptom’ & itch for ‘better deals’ destabilizes global order

By scrapping the crucial Cold War era nuclear agreement Trump is destabilizing global security, even if his ultimate goal is to negotiate a ‘better deal’ and to include other parties like China, geopolitical experts have told RT. “The United States would rather pull out because of China. Right now it cannot develop new intermediate-range missiles […]

Bloated stomach: How do you know if abdominal bloating is a symptom of coeliac disease?

Stomach bloating is usually caused by eating food which is gassy or difficult to digest. This can include stodgy food like fast food, or vegetables like beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and onions. Having a bloated stomach can be painful and uncomfortable, but isn’t usually a sign of anything serious. However, if stomach bloating occurs after […]

Diabetes type 2 warning – the one ‘unusual’ symptom you should never ignore

Diabetes has been diagnosed in about 3.7 million people in the UK. There are mainly two types of diabetes, and around 90 per cent of all cases are caused by type 2. Common diabetes symptoms include unexplained weight loss, blurred vision, and frequent infections. But, you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you have […]