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Assessing the value of the internet in health improvement

The internet provides easier access to health information than ever before, but is it enabling us to lead healthier lives? It has been estimated that it took 30 years for people to get used to the idea of radio, approximately 13 years to be gripped by television and yet the internet has been accepted in about five years (Adams, 2000). The internet seems to be everywhere and everything appears to be on it.

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