Take heart, not all health apps are deadbeats

Despite their bad rap, a new Aussie study shows health apps can be helpful

Health apps, despite their proliferation, have copped a hiding from researchers in recent years, with little reliable evidence that they work. But a new study might change that view.

The Australian study looked at medication adherence among patients with coronary heart disease using two apps — ‘My heart, my life’ and ‘Medisafe’.