We hear a lot about “fake news” in general, and to assist the public this week is European Media Literacy Week. There is an associated campaign “Be Media Smart” which aims to help us become aware of the reliability of information particularly on the internet.
An area of concern to doctors is health literacy. We very much try in general practice to make sense of information when discussing health with you. The internet is a very valuable source of health information but some websites are more reliable than others. An example of a reliable source of information on many conditions is patient.info
We’re always happy to discuss issues arising from consulting Dr. Google. They’re not always good for your health!