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Instagram and WhatsApp in Health and Healthcare: An Overview

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The Alexander Graham Bell Centre for Digital Health, University of the Highlands and Islands, Elgin IV30 1JJ, UK
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Diamond Health Care Centre, The UBC Biomedical Branch Library, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada
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Plymouth Institute of Education, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
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Academic Editor: Dino Giuli
Future Internet 2016, 8(3), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi8030037
Received: 2 May 2016 / Revised: 8 July 2016 / Accepted: 15 July 2016 / Published: 26 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue e-Health)
Instagram and WhatsApp are two social media and networking services introduced in 2010. They are currently subsidiaries of Facebook, Inc., California, USA. Using evidence from the published literature and case reports indexed in PubMed and other sources, we present an overview of the various applications of Instagram and WhatsApp in health and healthcare. We also briefly describe the main issues surrounding the uses of these two apps in health and medicine. View Full-Text
Keywords: social media; Instagram; WhatsApp; mHealth; teleconsultation; health; healthcare; medicine social media; Instagram; WhatsApp; mHealth; teleconsultation; health; healthcare; medicine
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Kamel Boulos, M.N.; Giustini, D.M.; Wheeler, S. Instagram and WhatsApp in Health and Healthcare: An Overview. Future Internet 2016, 8, 37.

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