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Future of Brands: Media as medicine in the age of well-being

Health and well-being is redefining the choices people are making in their lives: no longer a nice to have, health is becoming a real commercial driver. Consumers are often actively seeking new ways to embrace a more holistic lifestyle, choosing brands that help them better connect their mind, body and soul.

Brands are going to have to get on board and fully bake wellness into all of their products, services and experience. Especially when one considers that globally the market for health and wellness is expected to reach nearly £700bn by 2021.

Emerging values around health and well-being arrived along with Millennials but the next generation, Generation Z, are building…

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 Future of Brands: Media as medicine in the age of well-being

Think how disruptive it would be to think of your media as medicine. To set out to make every interaction you have with a customer, make them feel less stressed, less anxious, and less overwhelmed. It can be done. It just takes a different mindset. A healthier mindset. A mindset that envisions media to be a contributing factor to a person’s health and well-being. Something for which people in the future will be willing to pay more.

8 bad science and health ideas that should die in 2018

To start the year off right, a housecleaning is in order. Let’s let these eight myths and misconceptions die as we move into 2018.


Healthline Networks offers the easiest way for consumers to quickly and easily find consistently excellent health information on the Web. By utilizing its robust search and navigation platform, Healthline is focused on becoming the global leader in intelligent health information services, enabling consumers to make more confident, informed decisions about their health.

Healthy But Smart

HealthyButSmart is a team of academics and health care professionals who examine popular health claims according to current research, then translate their findings into language that’s easy to understand, and easy to act on.

Health is produced by editors and journalists dedicated to delivering accurate, trusted, up-to-date health and medical information, for consumers. We focus on problem-solving content to help you make decisions during complicated, stressful times. We write in plain English, using real-life examples.

Health in Hand

Get your Health in Hand. Imagine waking up feeling energetic, clear headed and lively; Imagine feeling motivated to exercise and feeling even more energised afterwards; Imagine dealing with the stressful events in your life and bouncing straight back to top form; and imagine how all this could impact on your family and friends.

Health on the Net

Health On the Net Foundation is the leading organization promoting and guiding the deployment of useful and reliable online medical and health information, and its appropriate and efficient use. Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.


Our site covers a wide range of topics, such as in-depth information on common medical conditions, diet, fitness, pregnancy, parenting, men's and women's health.


Dealing with a medical condition is often difficult. Connecting with others who are going through the same thing can make a world of difference. is where you can make those connections.


The HealthCentral Network, Inc. has a collection of owned and operated Web sites and multimedia affiliate properties providing timely, in-depth, trusted medical information, personalized tools and resources, and connections to a vast community of leading experts and patients for people seeking to manage and improve their health.


HealthDay is a division of ScoutNews, LLC, a Norwalk, Conn.-based news and information company. HealthDay is in the news syndication business. The news produced by HealthDay's journalists and editors is licensed to media companies, hospitals, clinics, group practices, managed care organizations, publishers, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Since 1997, has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,500 health-related organizations.


Health made entertaining We won’t wrist-slap or lecture you into eating your five a day. We think being healthy should be fun and never feel like a chore or anything to feel guilty about.


At Health Mad, we seek to give you the most accurate information and facts available. How you feel everyday affects all parts of your life. Your health is the most important thing that you have, and you need the right information to stay healthy. We are committed to becoming your most trusted ally in helping you pursue a healthier, happier life.

Current and Breaking News for Professionals, Consumers and Media. is a website dedicated to improving the accuracy of news stories about medical treatments, tests, products and procedures and in helping consumers evaluate the evidence for and against new ideas in health care.

Healthtalkonline is the award-winning website of the DIPEx charity. Healthtalkonline and its sister website, Youthhealthtalk, let you share in more than 2,000 people's experiences of over 60 health-related conditions and illnesses.

Healthy But Smart

We believe that the best health decisions are made when they’re based on the highest quality, most up to date scientific evidence.

Healthy Debate

Unbiased facts. Informed opinions. Our mission is to provide accurate, accessible information about health care to the public, practitioners, journalists, students, managers and policy makers; to be a forum for thoughtful deliberation about Canada’s health care systems; and to increase the frequency with which health system leaders use evidence and informed public input when making policy and management decisions.

HealthWorld Online is your 24-hour health resource center--a virtual health village where you can access information, products, and services to help create your wellness-based lifestyle.


Because healthy should still be delicious. A site from Bon Appétit.

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to: Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors. Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions. Measure the impact of prevention activities.


Healthyroads is your online partner for wellness and health. We're committed to providing you with the very best online information, products and resources to support your healthy lifestyle.


MobiHealthNews, founded in 2008, has quickly become the leading provider of news, commentary, online events and research for the global mobile health community. Our team works hard to deliver one of the best curated and most insightful publications focused on digital health today.


We provide more than 9 million members every month with news, patient information, interactive tools, and more.


Understanding and tracking health data is the first step to achieving your wellness goals. From basic vitals to physical activity and nutrition, stayhealthy helps you play an active role in your personal health and wellness.

The Health Site is India's largest health site with more than 40 lakh unique visitors per month. We focus on fitness, beauty, health, pregnancy and more.

True Health

Our vision is a world where all people live long and healthy lives, free of preventable chronic disease. Our mission is to create a culture free of preventable chronic disease by demonstrating and disseminating the global consensus on the fundamental, evidence-based truths of lifestyle as medicine.


At VoxHealth™, our goal is to improve online medical information and empower individuals to learn more about their health. We analyze millions of medical records and make our results commercially available for syndication.

What The Health

What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it., is a private commercial website dedicated to providing health information and products to both the general public and health professional.

Yes Health

Yes Health encourages a healthy lifestyle and prevents chronic conditions, including diabetes and obesity, empowering people everywhere to take charge of their health—and have fun doing it.


We want you to think of YooHealth as your go-to website for all your fitness tips, nutrition recommendations, and healthy lifestyle information.


A weekly lifestyle publication, curated by Gwyneth Paltrow, offering exclusive collaborations, recipes, travel notes, wellness tips and more.


NetWellness provides the highest quality health information and education services created and evaluated by faculty of our partner universities.

Positive Health Wellness

This site is for those of us who look for the information they need to live a more positive, healthier and happier life. Whether you’re seeking healthy eating options, belly fat problems, trying to stick to a diet, struggling with eating healthy when you go out or dealing with the stress and depression which comes with losing weight Positive Health Wellness is always there to help you out.


Each person is unique. Your health, your There are ups and downs. Highs and lows. Start getting what you need to make the most of it: -A true assessment of your body's age. -Guidance and insight from top health associations, systems and experts. Programs to get you to your goals. Sharecare. Get your health here.

Smart Patients

An online community where patients and their families learn from each other.

The Chalkboard

THE CHALKBOARD IS A STUDY IN LIVING WELL. Our mission is simple: Encourage you to thrive in every aspect of your daily life. We’re passionate about creating a conversation about health, wellness, fitness, beauty, nutrition, philanthropy and other issues. There is no limit to the wisdom we can share with each other. Everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn. Consider this your classroom. Welcome to The Chalkboard.

The Doctor Weighs In

We fill the gap between technical medical information intended for physicians, and superficial, pseudoscientific consumer websites. The Doctor Weighs In provides the general public with credible, up-to-date, and engaging content of the highest quality for anyone looking for specific topics of health information.

Verywell Health

We are dedicated to empowering you with the best answers to your most pressing questions, from understanding infectious diseases to managing a new diagnosis and everything in between.


Healthy living doesn't happen at the doctor's office. The road to better health is paved with the small decisions we make every day. It's about the choices we make when we buy groceries, drive our cars and hang out with our kids. Join columnist Tara Parker-Pope as she sifts through medical research and expert opinions for practical advice to help readers take control of their health and live well every day.


From the beginning, Well+Good launched as the premier lifestyle and news publication devoted to the wellness scene—and its chic lifestyle components. Created by two journalists—and joined by many more—Well+Good is known for its impeccable reporting and trend-spotting on the healthy living beat. Well+Good has become the leading source of intel on boutique fitness and the juice industry, plus cutting-edge nutrition, natural beauty, and more. Well+Good is your healthiest relationship.


WellBeing is the authoritative resource on natural health and living for clever, compassionate, curious people who’re seeking an authentic and soulful way of life. Through its informative, practical articles on ethical living, wholefood cooking, environmental affairs, alternative therapies, natural health and yoga...

Wellness is the place to learn more about achieving health and happiness while meeting like-minded people, new friends, and experts who can enhance our lives.

Alliance for Natural Health

The Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA)*, is part of an international organization dedicated to promoting sustainable health and freedom of choice in healthcare through good science and good law. We protect the right of natural-health practitioners to practice and the right of consumers to choose the healthcare options they prefer.

American Council on Science and Health

The American Council on Science and Health is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health.

Berkeley Wellness

The leading online resource for evidence-based wellness information, is a collaboration between the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, and a national team of writers and editors. It features articles from the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter as well as original content and updates.

Best Life

The sophisticated guide to culture, lifestyle, and living your Best Life.

Better Life Index

There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life. is a credible and trusted resource for African Americans to get healthy lifestyle information. A "WebMD" for Black consumers is a good way of looking at us. Our aim is to build a comprehensive database of accurate, relevant information and to be the first point of call whenever African Americans need medical/dental information or a referral to a qualified Black doctor.

Carrots 'N' Cake

A healthy lifestyle blog that quick workouts, macro-recipes, tasty treats, and adventures as a mompreneur.

Citizens for Health

Citizens for Health is the national nonprofit consumer advocacy group working to broaden health care options, create an integrative health system based on wellness, and advance the freedom to make health choices.

Critical Health News

Critical Health News brings together select alternative health voices, whose perspective and expertise offer evidence of the bodies natural ability to heal its self. Our goal is to create and gather the most meaningful health related information together as a service to give our readers the tools to empower themselves.

Daily Burn

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eMedicineHealth is a consumer health information site that was launched in May 2003. The site contains over 900 health and medical articles written by physicians for patients and consumers.

Everyday Health is a leading provider of online health information. We're here to help you manage your own and your family's conditions and overall well-being through personalized advice, tools, and communities.

Evidently Cochrane

Evidently Cochrane aims to make Cochrane evidence really accessible, and to encourage discussion about it, through blogs which usually feature new or updated Cochrane reviews on a health topic. Sometimes we have a special week with multiple blogs on one topic. It is for everyone who is interested in finding and using the best quality evidence to inform decisions about health.

The team has a passion to help the community at large by improving their bodies, minds, and spirits. was formed to create a network of like minded people to start a revolution of empowerment. We’re In This Together… On a mission to change the world,one person at a time

Future of Personal Health

From tips on improving your sleep cycle to nutritious recipes that don’t taste like cardboard, we want to help you think about health in a healthier way.

Harvard Health Letter

It's important to keep up with the medical news that affects your health and well-being. It's even better when the facts come directly from the more than 8,000 doctors and researchers at Harvard Medical School. There is no more trustworthy source of medical research articles and advice than the Harvard Health Letter.


We offer health resources, interactive tools, and community support to enable individual's to take control of their illness and start the healing process.

Health Action Network Society

HANS provides information on preventive medicine and natural therapeutics through our website, a reference library, Health Action magazine, the HANS e-News, and regular educational and networking events. Our members are like-minded people of all backgrounds, lay and professional, who share an interest in a natural approach to health care.


Find a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European and international level. The main objective of this thematic Portal is to provide European citizens with easy access to comprehensive information on Public Health initiatives and programmes at EU level.


This site is a resource designed for patients and doctors who would like to make a difference in the way healthcare is given and received.


Sophisticated, science-based blood analytics, tailored just for you. Get your personalized nutrition and lifestyle recommendations now.


Inspire builds online health and wellness communities for patients and caregivers, in partnership with national patient advocacy organizations, and helps life science organizations connect with these highly engaged populations.

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To help health care workers and patients understand about the effects of the internet on the practice of Medicine and Healthcare in the world, and to update new developments that are constantly occurring in this field of Internet Medicine. is Ireland's independent health website, designed to offer users a comprehensive yet easy to use online source of medical and healthcare information and up-to-the-minute health news.

Kris Carr

Welcome to my digital Queendom. I’m Kris Carr, New York Times and #1 Amazon best-selling author, wellness activist and cancer thriver. And I am passionate about… YOU. This is my soul space where I share my experiences and reflections through blogs and videos about plant-passionate living, health, happiness, spirituality, compassion and all things Crazy Sexy. Whether you’re a patient or someone who’s interested in better well—being—mind, body and spirit—all are welcome to the sacred party.


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We at are constantly striving to enhance the experience of our visitors and are dedicated to providing the most complete and accurate information in an easily-accessible website.

Mark's Daily Apple

Primal living in the modern world.


Launched in 1995 and now visited by millions of people a month, this award-winning consumer Web site offers health information, self-improvement and disease management tools to empower people to manage their health.


Long before WebMD or even Yahoo, MedHelp pioneered the field of consumer health information on the Internet.

Medical Daily

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MedicineNet and are online, healthcare media publishing companies. We provide easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website. Since 1996, has had a highly accomplished, uniquely experienced team of qualified executives in the fields of medicine, healthcare, Internet technology, and business to bring you the most comprehensive, sought-after healthcare information anyw


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Medindia is Asia's premier health portal providing a range of services to both healthcare consumers and the medical professionals.


MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.


It is my hope to leverage all the past ten years of work on into this new site to provide you and the rest of the world with a treasure trove of knowledge and health wisdom that will allow you to avoid the drug and surgery model. Hopefully you will join me on this mission by participating at this new site when we release it in the fall.

MyDr is an Australian healthcare website dedicated to providing Australian consumers with the most comprehensive and relevant health information resource in Australia.

National Center for Health Research

The National Center for Health Research analyzes and explains the latest research-based information that patients, policy makers, and the public can use to improve their own health and to develop better health programs and policies. The U.S. has the most expensive healthcare in the world, but we don’t live as long as men and women in Europe, Australia, or Canada.

Natural Society

It is impossible to keep up with all of the latest health news that actually matters. That’s why we created Natural Society, your source for useful organic living tips, news, and life hacks that can take your health to the next level.

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Find out what choice means in the 21st-century NHS and learn how you can take control of your health and treatment.


NIH is the nation''s medical research agency - making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.

Patient is one of the most trusted medical resources in the UK, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals. is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality health information on the internet. It is our vision to one day use preventive education as an essential tool in primary healthcare worldwide to achieve better health and prevent disease.


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Your source for the latest research news.


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TEDMED celebrates conversations that demonstrate the intersection and connections between all things medical and healthcare related: from personal health to public health, devices to design and Hollywood to the hospital. Together, this encompasses more than twenty percent of our GNP in America while touching everyone's life around the globe.


50+ Woman's Site for a Healthy Body, Mind, & Spirit Since 1997.


Manage your Health from Start to Finish. Improve your outcome with reminders, tracking & journaling.

Urban Naturale

Urban Naturale was developed to help inform and shape your path to living healthy, green and natural, by design — which, we know, is no easy task!

Wake Up World

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WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that our content is timely and credible.

What Doctors Don't Tell You

Since its launch all those years ago, What Doctors Don't Tell You has been acknowledged as one of the world's very best health newsletters by several commentators, including leading publisher and health campaigner Burton Goldberg, leading holistic healer Dr John Diamond and the Holistic Health Library.


Founded in 2009 by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, Whole9 is a community focused on health, fitness, balance and sanity, all built on a foundation of real food and healthy nutritional habits. We talk a lot about nutrition on our site and in our workshops, but that’s just one aspect of our program. The ‘9’ in Whole9 comes from these 9 factors, which we believe are all important for optimal health.

Your Disease Risk

Here, you can find out your risk of developing five of the most important diseases in the United States and get personalized tips for preventing them.

ABC News

Providing the latest breaking news on your health.

Buzzle is comprised of a dynamic network of authors and content contributors who we proudly refer to as our Intelligent Life on the Web. As subject experts, our authors and content contributors create an informative, yet comfortable place for finding information about everything from animals to tourism.

Comprehensive health section including comprehensive reference and special reports about diseases, conditions, drugs, and tests.

We are committed to providing information on a wide variety of health topics, disease conditions, and treatment options. Our intent is to provide consumers with a better understanding of healthcare issues and to present explanations of medical information that may help them become knowledgeable consumers of health care and actively participate in caring for their own health.

CBC News

Since the 1930s, CBC News services have kept Canadians at home and abroad informed about their communities, their country and the world. CBC/Radio-Canada is the country's largest news organization, employing more than 800 journalists in Canada and around the globe.


Chatelaine is Canada’s leading women’s media brand bringing together the very best of style, home, food, health and real life for women who want to look good, do good and feel great.


Bringing you health information from around the world.

Consumers Reports

Subscribe to and get the unbiased, independent information you need to take charge of your health. Whether you're concerned about a diagnosis, or looking for reliable advice to help you live healthier, longer, is your one-stop resource for trusted medical advice 24/7.

EurActiv brings together the skills of professionals with experience in EU affairs, journalism, information and communication as well as Internet technology. For its content, EurActiv relies not only on its own editorial team but also on numerous content partnerships, as well as links to the national press and the EU institutions.

Fox News

Comprehensive health news and information site.


We don't tell you what healthy means. Instead, we celebrate choosing whatever healthy means to you! We believe you deserve better than what's out there. That's why we're obsessed with writing the highest-quality articles on the Internet. And why we're as obsessed with making them friendly and actionable. Because that’s how health should be.


Health & Wellbeing is one of the featured topics in the Life & Style section of, the online version of the Guardian.

How Stuff Works

Covers all aspects of human anatomy, diseases, conditions and treatments. Also find answers to your nutrition, fitness and pregnancy questions.


Extensive listings on wellness.

Los Angeles Times

The extensive Health section from provides high quality health information.


At MSN Health & Fitness, we have two primary objectives to provide you with reliable, detailed information to answer your health and fitness questions both big and small, and to make this information easy to find and use. Through partnerships with award-winning content providers, MSN Health & Fitness seeks to provide to you high-quality content and tools.

The Atlantic

Health coverage from The Atlantic magazine and News, commentary, essays, and curiosities.

The Globe and Mail

Latest health and fitness news from Canada's national newspaper.

The New York Times

The New York Times features a health section consisting of late breaking news and other categories including a health guide.

The Wall Street Journal

Covering the healthcare industry.


Health news, stories and tips that inspire healthy diets, relationships and lives.

U.S. Preventive Medicine

U.S. Preventive Medicine has developed a suite of prevention, early detection and chronic condition management products and services that improve health outcomes while reducing health care costs. Every person at our company is working relentlessly to deliver the "ultimate prevention experience" to more people so we can one day give everyone more good years.

U.S.News & World Report

Extensive health information site as well as the U.S. News's "America's Best" which delivers recognized, authoritative information and clear, objective rankings that help readers plan for their life and ultimately, make the most of it.


Information on wellness, diet, fitness, weight loss, mental health, anti-aging, conditions & diseases, drugs & medications, and more.

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