A healthy t-r-ech:

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - LIVING -

It has been a good year for health en­thu­si­asts who’re also tech-savvy – the num­ber of health apps for all sorts of ‘smart’ de­vices has seen an un­prece­dented boom.

How­ever, many ex­perts have warned that though cer­tain apps can be bril­liant, where health is con­cerned, you should be re­al­is­tic. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the New Eng­land Cen­tre for In­ves­tiga­tive Re­port­ing found that out of 1,500 health apps, more than one in five claimed to cure or treat med­i­cal prob­lems.

Go for well-known health brands (such as the NHS, Red Cross, etc) when us­ing apps. Diet apps pro­duced by es­tab­lished weight loss com­pa­nies are of­ten good. Oth­er­wise, check who the au­thors are, how of­ten it is up­dated, and if it is ref­er­enced. — Filepic

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