SUMMARY: DigitalHealth.com, a British website, had a fascinating look at the use of health apps during the pandemic. Among their findings:

  • Downloads of apps supporting consumers with mental health needs increased by nearly 200% from summer 2019 to summer 2020
  • Downloads of those supporting consumers with diets and weight loss rose by a massive 1294% from mid-2019 to mid-2020.

Some may see this as a good sign but we need to proceed with caution.

Digital health exploding but dangers persist