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Should you do health checks online?

Browsing the net when you're experiencing some or other symptom is something that almost all patients do. Here's what health experts have to say about it.

Google says you might die soon...from a sore throat

While the value of being able to find out more about your health is one of the great gifts of the digital age, there is such a confusing abundance of information out there that we run the risk of becoming e-hypochondriacs. Dr Owen Wiese weighs in.

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E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know

E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places.

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Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives

A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.