Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pokemon Goes Lab

The new game Pokémon Go is certainly a popular craze, but is it good for your health?

Pokémon Go involves the use of a smartphone app in a virtual scavenger hunt for cartoon characters, but in real locations. Glasgow general practitioner and BMJ columnist Dr Margaret McCartney believes the game's health benefits may outweigh its well-documented risks.

"Most health apps that promote physical activity tend to get users who want to be healthy. Pokémon Go isn't marketed as a health app, but players still end up doing a lot of walking,"

Read more:
Do the Health Benefits of Pokemon Go Outweigh the Risks?

Source: Medscape

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