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How often do you use Wikipedia to look up medical information? New research says you may want to avoid using the popular site for health advice. How often do you use Wikipedia to look up medical information? New research says you may want to avoid using the popular site for health advice.
How often do you use Wikipedia to look up medical information? New research says you may want to avoid using the popular site for health advice.

In a study just published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, researchers tested the reliability of the crowd-sourced entries on Wikipedia. Researchers looked at the 10 most costly medical conditions.

After examining the conditions, researchers discovered Wikipedia entries contradict medical research for peer-reviewed journals 90% of the time. Information on nine out of the 10 entries had errors.

Researchers also discovered that 47-70% of physicians and medical students use Wikipedia as a reference.

At the end of the study, researchers concluded that you should use caution when using any website for medical information.
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