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Scientists compared Wikipedia entries with peer-reviewed medical research

Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, contains errors in nine out of 10 of its health entries, and should be treated with caution, a study has said.

 

Scientists in the US compared entries about conditions such as heart disease, lung cancer, depression and diabetes with peer-reviewed medical research.

 

They said most articles in Wikipedia contained „many errors“.

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