Harvard Health Letter

Some computer downloads for better health should be avoided

Health applications (apps) for mobile health are not yet regulated. That means there’s no way to know which apps are accurate and reliable and which are technological snake oil. Harvard experts warn against using cellphones to diagnose or treat any conditions. They recommend using health apps that act as a tracker or calculator. They also recommend checking to see who produces the app, how often the app is updated, and if it provides references for the information it offers.
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