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9 out of 10 health entries on Wikipedia are inaccurate, study finds

Millions of people around the world immediately go to the Web for information after feeling a mysterious ache, pain, rash, or bump. This often results in either a panic attack or a false sense of calm. Doctors have warned against this practice since the days of Netscape, and now a new report puts some science behind their fears.

Kosmix launches RightHealth, generating comprehensive health info on the fly

Health-information sites are popping up across the Web like mushrooms, but the sad fact is that most of them aren’t really very good. Search sites like Healia mostly seem to want to displace Google as a “first stop” for health-minded users — a relatively unlikely prospect. Places like Healthline that aim to offer a more comprehensive look at diseases, symptoms and treatments still generally present their information in a disjointed fashion, dividing it up among separate tabs and forcing users to click through different interfaces to find what they’re looking for.