You may look for information about your health on the internet. This could be to: find out more; find alternatives; get a second opinion; find support or to resolve conflicting information. You might also use the internet to look for information for other people.
Looking for online health information can be helpful or unhelpful. Online searching may make you feel:
There are good and bad things about health information found on the internet. It could lead to things like smoking less, finding social support and decreased anxiety. However, some people have been harmed as a result of reading bad advice.
The best advice for using the internet is:
Visit the Better Health Channel website for Health information and health products online
Read the CareSearch blog: How do consumers assess trustworthiness of online health information?
Visit the CareSearch website for D2L/What about our digital world
Last updated 02 August 2021