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Study: Mobile Access to Health Data Rose 125 Percent in 2011

On January 16, 2012, a comScore Data Gem blog post announced that the number of people using their mobile phones to access health-related information has grown by 125 percent in 2011.

However, the report also found that certain sectors of the population are driving these statistics. In fact, it states that three out of the five mobile users who were accessing health data via their mobile devices were under the age of 35. This demonstrates that young people are driving this movement towards mHealth usage, a fact that is not surprising when compared to the 2010 statistic that confirmed that 96 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 own a mobile phone.

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Mobile Phones Don’t Elevate Cancer Risk, Says Danish Study

According to a Danish study of mobile phone users, mobile phones are being falsely accused of increasing the chance of developing cancers of the nervous system.

In recent years, concerns have been raised that mobile phone use might be linked to certain types of cancer. With more than 5 billion people using mobile phones worldwide for both personal and professional use, this has become a topic of great alarm. However, a recent Danish study, which was published in October 20, 2011’s British Medical Journal, does not support these claims.

The study looked at reports from Denmark’s centralized cancer registry in addition to mobile phone subscriber records. By focusing on Danes over the age of 30, the study utilized 358,403 records from 1990 to 2007. In a comparison between adult cell phone users and nonusers, the study found that there was no higher incidence of any type of cancer in those who used mobile phones.

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Report: More Than a Quarter of US Adults Use Their Mobile Phone for Health Information

On Monday we covered a new comprehensive report out from Manhattan Research that explores how consumers are managing their health using digital and mobile technology, in which it was found that some 56M people in the US have accessed their personal health information via Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Today, the research firm published new findings from the same report that show that more than a quarter of U.S. adults have used their mobile phones to access health information and tools in the past 12 months, more than double that of 2010 where roughly 12% reported accessing health information via mobile devices.

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