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Data Gem Jan. 16, 2012 | Share

Mobile Health Information Audience Jumps 125 Percent in the Past Year

Accessed Health information via Mobile Device

The audience accessing health information content on their mobile device is on the rise in the U.S., quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing content categories. Read more

Blog Aug. 15, 2011 | Share

Despite Reports of Decline, Health Websites Retain Popularity

Are online health websites really experiencing a slowdown in visitation? Contrary to recent survey findings reporting a decline, comScore shows that overall visitation to health websites has never been stronger. Ever since consumers gained unprecedented access to a wealth of information on the Internet, the demand for health and pharmaceutical information... Read more

Data Gem Aug. 15, 2011 | Share

Health Sites Reach 2 in 3 Americans Monthly

Trend US Unique Visitors to Online Health Sites

Over the past three years, Health sites have seen a significant increase in visitation in the U.S. that outpaces even the growth of the Internet. In June 2011, 139.1 million unique visitors went to Health sites - up 60 percent from 86.9 million visitors three years ago. In contrast, visitation to the Internet has only grown 13 percent for the U.S. online... Read more

Whitepaper Aug. 3, 2009 | Share

comScore Case Study: Medline Plus - National Library of Medicine, NIH

MedlinePlus reached out to comScore for specialized reports on their website’s visitation metrics, user engagement, market sizing, and health categories and other therapeutic areas, as compared to private sector and other public sector organizations in the online health information space. Read more

Press Release Sep. 9, 2008 | Share

Online Health Information Category Grows At Rate Four Times Faster Than Total Internet

RESTON, VA, September 9, 2008 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) today released results of a study showing that the health information site category has grown 21 percent during the past year – more than four times the growth rate of the total U.S. Internet population. Read more

Press Release Apr. 10, 2008 | Share

Pregnancy and Cancer Top the List of the Most Commonly Searched Health Conditions

RESTON, VA, April 10, 2008 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) today released a listing of the 20 most commonly searched health conditions as well as the 15 most commonly searched prescription brands in February 2008. The results, from comScore’s custom search capability, revealed that the terms “pregnancy” and “cancer” were the two most frequently... Read more

Press Release May. 21, 2007 | Share

Online Health Information Category Grows 12 Percent in Q1 2007

RESTON, VA, May 21, 2007 – comScore today released the results of a study on consumer usage of online health information resources. During the first quarter of 2007, the health information category reached an average of 55.3 million monthly U.S. visitors (31 percent of the total U.S. Internet audience), an increase of 12 percent versus the same... Read more

Press Release Dec. 6, 2006 | Share

Thirty-Three Million Consumers Researched Prescription Medication Using the Internet

RESTON, Va., December 6, 2006 – comScore Pharmaceutical Solutions today released an analysis of consumers’ use of the Internet as a resource for researching prescription medication information. According to the study, 33 million Internet users visited a prescription medication site in Q3 2006, an increase of 13 percent over Q3 2005. Read more

Press Release Oct. 16, 2006 | Share

Cancer Sufferers and Caregivers Take Their Fight Against Cancer Online

RESTON, VA, October 16, 2006 – comScore Pharmaceutical Solutions today released the results of an analysis of the behavior and intentions of people who seek cancer-related information online. According to the study, people who research cancer online turn to the Internet predominantly for information on treatment options, which they subsequently validate... Read more

Press Release Sep. 14, 2006 | Share

Sixty Percent of Consumers Researching Weight Loss Use the Internet, Seeking Information on Weight Loss Programs, Diets and Medications

RESTON, VA, September 14, 2006 – comScore Pharmaceutical Solutions today released an analysis of consumers’ use of the Internet as a resource for researching weight loss information. According to the study, 60 percent of weight loss researchers now utilize the Internet to find condition-specific information, including options for healthy eating/... Read more