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Teenagers Seek Health Information Online, but Don’t Always Trust It
The New York Times

Four out of five teenagers turn to the Internet for health information, but they don’t always put much stock in what they find, according to a national survey released on Tuesday.

The source they really trust with questions about health? Surprise: their parents.

The new report, “Teens, Health and Technology,” is an expansive look at how teenagers use technology to learn about health by researchers at Northwestern University. The findings are based on a nationally representative sample of 1,156 adolescents aged 13 to 18.