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cyberchondriacs

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  • n. Plural form of cyberchondriac.

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Examples

  • Although the number of "cyberchondriacs" - people who research health information online - is at an all-time high, those who are afflicted with chronic conditions are less likely to have Internet access, according to

    NYT > Home Page

  • I'm one of a new breed of what Dr. Goldberg calls cyberchondriacs -- I know I'm dying of a rare disease, but all the available treatments would be equally lethal!

    I have a cold! Or do I? Can I Google it?

  • People who rely too heavily on the internet for information are called cyberchondriacs, and

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • The 1,020 respondents, dubbed "cyberchondriacs" by Harris, went online fairly often to research health topics.

    Internet Becomes Primary Source of Medical Information | Impact Lab

  • In this week's health opinion column Scrubbing Up, medical law expert Dr Anthea Martin warns doctors against dismissing all web-wise patients as 'cyberchondriacs'.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • Half (51pc) of all "cyberchondriacs" say they have searched for health information online based on conversations they have previously had with their doctors.

    Silicon Republic - News

  • While Harris Interactive refers to those who surf the web for medical or health-related information as "cyberchondriacs", this is not exactly correct as the portmanteau derives from hypochondriasis, which is a morbid obsession with imaginary physical ailments whereas the adults surveyed in the poll merely admitted to looking online for health information.

    Silicon Republic - News

  • According to the poll, the number of "cyberchondriacs," as Harris calls them, or those who regularly go online to search for health information, has increased more than three-fold from 50 million people in 1998, when Harris first conducted its survey.

    CIO News

  • Cyberspace has spawned a new breed of hypochondriacs called "cyberchondriacs".

    News24 Top Stories

  • "cyberchondriacs" has risen from 154 million people in 2009 to 175 million people in 2010.

    Discussion Forum - TuDiabetes

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