What The Study Did: Online postings seeking information on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the social media website Reddit were analyzed to see how often requests were made for a crowd-diagnosis and whether the requested diagnosis was for a second opinion after seeing a health care professional.
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Authors: John W. Ayers, Ph.D., M.A., of the University of California, San Diego, is the corresponding author.
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