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Old 26 November 2008, 01:49 AM
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Icon22 Microsoft Examines Causes of ‘Cyberchondria’

If that headache plaguing you this morning led you first to a Web search and then to the conclusion that you must have a brain tumor, you may instead be suffering from cyberchondria.

Microsoft researchers have published the results of a study of health-related Web searches on popular search engines as well as a survey of the company’s employees.

The study suggests that self-diagnosis by search engine frequently leads Web searchers to conclude the worst about what ails them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/25/te...5symptoms.html
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