Get Trusted Health Information On Your Mobile Phone

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 General News J E 4
• Is there anything I can do to recover quickly from jet lag when I go on holiday? • I’ve had unprotected sex and think I may have “caught” something but I’m embarrassed to talk about it. Where can I get reliable down-to-earth information before I visit my doctor? • My child takes ages to get to sleep and wakes up two or three times in the night. Is there anything I can do which will help? • The cream I’ve bought for acne isn’t any help. What treatments really work? Questions like these can now be answered instantly as the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Group makes its award-winning health information available through mobile phones. From acne to warts the latest on more than 80 common medical conditions can now be accessed from a mobile phone allowing people to view trusted health information wherever and whenever they need it and in complete privacy. BMJ BestTreatments is produced by the BMJ Group and is designed to give the public access to information on which treatments work and which don’t based on the best and most up-to-date research. “This is a unique service” says Editor Cherrill Hicks. “Although people are increasingly using their mobile phone to receive information this is the first time people will be able to view high quality trustworthy health content at their own convenience and where they feel most comfortable.” She adds: “Evidence shows that more and more people are using their mobile phone to access the internet so this service may also help to address health inequalities – a key government commitment - by providing equal access to those who don’t have the internet but who may have a mobile phone.”


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