US internet users seek health info

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More Americans surfing the Internet look for medical information
than for sport scores, stock quotes or online shopping bargains, a
group studying how...

More Americans surfing the Internet look for medical information than for sport scores, stock quotes or online shopping bargains, a group studying how the Internet affects people's lives announced this week, Reuters reports. An estimated 52 million Americans have used the Internet to gainknowledge about diseases and treatment, investigate how to participate in clinical trials and find low-fat recipes, the report continued. The report was compiled by The Pew Internet and American Life Project. Findings were based on surveys of more that 12,000 people and revealed that most are looking for guidance about fighting against a specific disease that afflicts themselves or someone they know. About 55 percent of all Internet users said they had sought health information.

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