0 Have your say A generation ago you couldn’t get Scots to see the local GP, however it now seems our first port of call for health-related queries is the internet. Instead of bravely soldiering on, with little more than a hot water water bottle and tartan travel rug for comfort, more and more people are diving head first into the search results believing what started out as a sore throat is now a life-threatening condition. Google has revealed the most commonly searched topics for 2017 with the simple question ‘What is Cancer?’ coming top of the pile. According to experts at Google Trends, other pressing health issues searched for online by Scots this year were diabetes, blood pressure and a condition called sepsis. While the so-called Dr Google was still being bothered with old favourites like – ‘Why am I always tired?’ and ‘Why do I feel sick?’ new questions have emerged during the year like ‘What is Lupus?’ This is linked to US singer and actress Selena Gomez who underwent a kidney transplant in September as result of contracting Systemic Lupus Erythematosus an autoimmune condition where a person’s antibodies start atttacking itself. The data, collected from January to… Read full this story
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