The Internet has forever changed the way we access and obtain health information. In 2006, the Pew Internet & American Life Project estimated that almost 80% of Internet users had searched for online health information, with medical diseases, health problems, medical treatment, and nutrition being the most popular topics. Yet, for almost 2 decades, ever since Tim Berners-Lee introduced the World Wide Web to the public, there has continued to be an underlying concern about the quality of health information available online.
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