Digital Media briefs: January 2014

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Wii Fit Plus
Wii Fit Plus

Type 2 diabetics who used Nintendo's Wii Fit Plus for 12 weeks had an increase in glucose-level control and a reduction in weight compared to the control group, German researchers showed. The study appeared in open-access journal BMC Endocrine Disorders.

Consumer-facing site Pain.com, owned by the San Antonio CME company Dannemiller, got a refresh. The new look includes a 3-D human body visitors can use to show where they feel pain. New site features also include recipes and a daily health tip.

The Leapfrog Group and the accreditation organization URAC announced 11 Hospital Website Transparency Awards in 2013 and three awards with distinction. Winners included Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, and Texas Children's Hospital.

Risk management firm Appthority has issues with the iPharmacy prescription app. Among the consumer-exposing problems reported by PCMag: iPharmacy sends user information, such as phone numbers, geo-location and the drugs users search for. This is in addition to failing to encrypt information, including user information.

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