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Online research for personal medical issues may be a healthy practice.

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Online research for personal medical issues may be a healthy practice.

How Reliable Is Health Information Online? Pew Study Sheds Light

Looking up your health symptoms on the Internet can be a traumatizing experience. Some websites are riddled with incomplete or inaccurate guidance, leaving you feeling like death is around the corner. Meanwhile, drug companies pitch you with online ads for...

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About one-fifth of Americans registered to vote shared their political picks on social networks, according to a new study.

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About one-fifth of Americans registered to vote shared their political picks on social networks, according to a new study.

Many Americans Sharing Who They Voted for on Social Networks

By law, U.S. citizens have a right to privacy about who they vote for. In the era of social networking, many choose not to keep it a secret. According to a study published today by the Pew Research Center, 22...

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About four out of five people who check the Internet from their mobile phones report slow downloads of Web pages and e-mails.

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About four out of five people who check the Internet from their mobile phones report slow downloads of Web pages and e-mails.

Half of U.S. Smartphone Owners Find Mobile Data Often Slow, Study Says

Despite the impressive names cellular carriers have come up with for their wireless-data systems, such as 3G, 4G and 4G LTE, subscribers are still reporting issues. Most mobile-phone owners in the U.S. say they sometimes experience slow download speeds and...

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