Information Searches That Solve Problems
There are several major findings in this report. One is this: For help with a variety of common problems, more people turn to the internet than consult experts or family members to provide information and resources.
Boot Camp for Internet Addicts?
While South Korea has launched a boot camp for internet addicts, don’t expect any in the U.S. too soon.
Doctor-directed Health Resources
University of Wisconsin researchers have found that breast cancer patients seemed to benefit from being directed to doctor-approved health information online.
The Digital Health Revolution
If you really want to get into the topic of how the internet is changing health care, check out Fard Johnmar’s new show, The Digital Health Revolution.
E-patients With a Disability or Chronic Disease
Just half of adults with chronic conditions use the internet; but once online, they are avid consumers of health information.
Online Worlds and Screen Time
Social networks for younger kids – Are online communities and avatar-based social worlds encouraging obesity?
Internet Addiction in China
Internet addiction in China has been described as a “severe social problem that could threaten the nation’s future.”
How Gender Influences Health Searches
Now proven beyond a reasonable doubt: Women are more likely than men to look for health information online.
Dr. Google and Dr. Microsoft
Keeping an eye on the Dr. Google vs. Dr. Microsoft horserace.
Social Ties and Obesity
Loved ones not only influence your choice of school, car, or housing — they might influence your choices about smoking, exercise, and food, even if they live hundreds of miles away.