Tag Archives: Online

Online information about probiotics often misleading

As probiotics grow in popularity, a recent study investigates the reliability of online information. They find that the majority of “top” websites provide information that lacks scientific evidence. As scientists have become increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria, so have the public. In parallel with the microbiome’s rise to fame, probiotics have grown… Read More »

These buzzy online retailers are now Instagrammable in real life

Web-based brands have a hot new idea for you this holiday season: stores. As the decade comes to a close, e-commerce companies — selling everything from sleek disposable razors to eco-friendly cleaning products to gender-specific vitamins — have come back around on traditional brick-and-mortar shops. The reason? They want customers to experience and interact with… Read More »

Half of patients use online self-scheduling after hours at Benefis Health System

Benefis Health System, a nonprofit, independent health system based in Great Falls, Montana, serves a 38,000 square mile region with many very rural communities. This means the health system has many patients looking to access care. Further, the health system has nearly 300 employed providers, so scheduling patients with providers across multiple locations can be… Read More »

Nine-year-olds caught in terrifying online 'Momo challenge'

My nine-year-old daughter went to school camp to learn about the great outdoors and came home with a valuable lesson in cyber bullying. The kids at her camp were talking about “Momo”, an evil-looking Manga-like character with contorted bird-like features who is said to have supernatural powers to possess and even kill children. Momo (a… Read More »

Beware of buying a pet online

Increasingly, people are looking for and finding their new pets online, using a range of different websites. It’s important to know what to look for when searching for a pet on the internet, especially when it comes to the tell-tale signs of unethical breeders. A good first port of call is to read the RSPCA’s… Read More »