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A New Pew Survey Finds Many Americans Rely On Medical Diagnosis From The Internet
2013-01-15 14:58:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it´s serving as a reference tool for clear-eyed amateur diagnosticians or gasoline on the fire for crazed hypochondriacs, WebMD and other online medical resources are fairly popular with Americans, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. A telephone survey of more than 3,000 people showed that about 35 percent of the U.S. uses the internet to learn about their medical condition, real or imagined. Within...

2011-04-12 00:00:27

With integrated online and mobile apps that cover hundreds of health conditions, MedHelp is leading the health space with data-rich and comprehensive personal health records San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 MedHelp, the world's largest health social network, today announced that since the launch of its extensive suite of online and mobile tools and trackers in 2008, the site has secured 1 million health application users, making MedHelp the largest database of self-reported medical...

2011-02-08 23:13:33

Researchers make recommendations for improving sites, provide safety tips for users Nearly one-half of U.S. adults who use the Internet participate in social networks. While these increasingly include health-focused networks, not much is known about their quality and safety. In one of the first formal studies of social networking websites targeting patients, researchers in the Children's Hospital Boston Informatics Program performed an in-depth evaluation of ten diabetes websites. Their...

2008-09-23 06:00:11

Wellsphere, the fastest-growing top 10 health website, just launched its groundbreaking solution for finding expert health knowledge and personal support. The new Wellsphere introduces "WellPages," comprehensive, personalized webpages that connect people with the best health knowledge from more than 1,400 experts, doctors, patients and healthy living professionals -- providing immediate answers to their specific health questions. Every WellPage is powered by Wellsphere's cutting edge,...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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