Mobile phone apps 'increasingly useful for health issues'
An increasing number of mobile phone users are turning to their handset when it comes to getting advice and information regarding their health.
A new study by Pew Research Center has found 17 per cent of people have searched for medical details via a smartphone, while this figure rises to 29 per cent in the case of those aged between 18 and 29.
Nine per cent of people even have special apps downloaded to their phone with specific health data that helps them track and manage the state of their body.
The research firm revealed iPhone users alone have access to 250,000 apps, while owners of BlackBerry and Android models also have a significant choice, with tools available on each to count calories, assess nutritional information and calculate body mass index.
People who take their health seriously may even wish to trade-in a mobile in favour of a product that allows them to access such apps.
In these cases, among the most desirable models could be the Nokia N8 and HTC Desire HD, both of which will be on the shelves by the end of this month.
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Posted by Ryan White
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