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Which? says self-testing health kits could mislead customers

Self-test health kits could do more harm than good, consumer group Which? has warned.

Which? asked medical experts to examine six kits testing for early signs of diseases like prostate cancer.

It claims the tests, sold online or at chemists, could be a useful tool but may cause unnecessary worry or give false reassurance.

Helen Fawkes reports.

  • 31 Mar 2011