According to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 80% of Internet users are searching for health information online. Popular topics include symptoms, treatments, food and drug safety and pregnancy. Women are more likely to look for health information online, as are those with some college education. New topics included in the survey include searching for food safety or recalls (29%), drug safety or recalls (24%). Survey results indicate that 59% of all American adults are looking for health information online.
For more information: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/HealthTopics.aspx.