Online Health: Untangling the Web

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.

http://www.bupa.com/mediacentre/healthpulse/healthandwellbeing
Only 1 in 4 people check the reliability of online health advice
The Bupa Health Pulse 2010 international healthcare survey looks at how people use the internet and social media for health purposes, and how this is likely to change in the future.A Bupa-commisioned report by the London School of Economics (LSE) analyses the findings from Bupa Health Pulse 2010. The report finds that there is increasingly more health information available online and more ways of accessing it than ever before however very few people check the quality of the information they are using.

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