How Google is flagging up the adverse side-effects of drugs BEFORE doctors and drug companies

How our Google search results can flag up adverse side-effects of medicines BEFORE doctors and drug companies Bad reactions to medicines often flagged up after drug is widely available But analysing internet searches could identify problems much earlierResearchers found many were searching for side-effect of taking two drugs The harmful interaction between the two was later confirmed by doctors By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:59 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:03 GMT, 7 March 2013 Internet users can play a pivotal role in flagging up new side-effects of drugs after they go on sale, a study has found.

How quarter of British women misdiagnose illnesses by looking up symptoms on the internet

The dangers of Doctor Google: How a quarter of British women misdiagnose illness by looking up symptoms on the internet | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 11 August 2012 We’ve all done it: faced with vaguely worrying medical symptoms, an internet search is often simpler, and quicker, than waiting for a doctor’s appointment.

Be careful what you Google for: Parents warned half of baby health advice online is wrong

Be careful what you Google for: Parents warned half of baby health advice online is wrong Experts analysed the results from the top 100 websites for 13 popular search terms about child sleep safety | UPDATED: 16:45 GMT, 3 August 2012 Parents who search for baby health advice should be warned – nearly half of the information they find may be inaccurate.

Keep an eye on the skies for saucers during the Olympics Games, warns former MoD UFO expert

Keep an eye on the skies for saucers during the Olympics Games, warns former MoD UFO expert UFO expert Nick Pope says massive summer events like the Olympics would be a prime time for an alien encounterMinistry of Defence “has planned for the worst outcomes – attack and invasion””We should be prepared for even the most seemingly unfathomable” | UPDATED: 15:13 GMT, 7 June 2012 One of the UK”s top UFO experts has given his views on the likelihood of aliens suddenly appearing in our skies – and how the international community would respond.

Facebook appeals for living kidney donors are surprisingly successful

How transplant patients are turning to Facebook to appeal for organ donors One appeal site for a young child encouraged more than 600 people to be tested as potential donorsOnly 5 per cent of appeal sites mention medical risks | UPDATED: 11:14 GMT, 24 May 2012 Transplant patients are turning to social networks in ever greater numbers in their desperate search for organs – and appear to be getting results.

Steve Carter, 35, discovers he was kidnapped by mother when he was a baby while searching online

“I got chills when I saw it was me”: Man, 35, discovers he was kidnapped by mother as a baby while searching missing persons website