What Medical Conditions Did Americans Search For Most in 2016?

New WebMD data reveals the most searched for medical terms of 2016.

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We just can’t stop ourselves from Googling.

We’ve been warned about the danger of googling our medical maladies — with a web search, a common cold can become just about anything.

However, most of us can’t resist, and with 2016 coming to a close, WebMD recently released the most searched health terms throughout the year. Based on data from their 72 million monthly visitors, Americans were most interested in the following topics: Zika, heartburn drugs and dementia, EpiPens and their increasing costs, food recalls, opioid abuse, and cupping.

Read more on TIME.

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