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Evidence gap: What we don't know about health apps


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  • Website: Evidence-based Living
  • Resource type: Blog

Summary - The message of this resource is:

There is some evidence that mobile health apps lead to healthier behavior, but they may also cause people to feel unnecessary anxiety about their health. There is no evidence that shows mobile health apps can be harmful.


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smart phone, fitbit, calorie counting , step tracker, cell phone, application, device


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Rated on: 8/12/2016 4:18:36 PM

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