What You Need to Know About Body Temperature and Fever

What You Need to Know About Body Temperature and Fever

08:59 30th July 2018 | General Health Care

A fever temporarily increases your temperature and it is your body’s way of telling you something may be wrong. The body’s normal temperature is between 36.5°C and 37.2°C, and it is usually only cause for concern when the temperature increase reaches 38°C and above.

One’s normal body temperature varies throughout the day by about 0.6°C and is affected by factors such as eating, sleeping, and exercise. The potential increase in body ...

Are You a Cyberchondriac? Find Out Why it’s Risky to Self-Diagnose

Are You a Cyberchondriac? Find Out Why it’s Risky to Self-Diagnose

03:52 1st February 2017 | General Health Care

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In this new era of the “Connected Patient”, it is easy to understand why a growing number of individuals rely on the internet for medical advice. The option is incredibly convenient and more importantly, free. However, there are a number of compelling reasons why it can be dangerous to use the internet to self self-diagnose troubling symptoms.

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