Open Access Research Article

Online Consumer Health Information: Awareness, Utilization and The Path to Self Medication

Parivash Badar* and Syed Mikhail Zaidi

Ziauddin University, Pakistan

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 27, 2019;  Published Date: May 29, 2019


According to the World Health Organization, health has been defined as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” [1]. Health websites are an internet-based source providing information regarding all aspects of medicine. In recent years, with increasing numbers of people using the Internet, health websites have gained tremendous popularity. An article published in 2009 says, 51% of adults in the ages of 18-64 in the US had used the Internet to look up health information [2].

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