NHS Choices Launches New Food Allergy Symptom Checker

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 General News J E 4
LONDON, February 12 NHS Choices (, theonline 'front door' to the NHS, launches a new interactive tool aimed to helppeople better understand the difference between food allergies andintolerances.

Based on NHS accredited information, the food allergy symptom checker( enables users to find out inseconds whether they have either a food allergy or intolerance, and providesthem with clinically approved guidance to help them improve their health.This interactive tool is the latest addition to the NHS Choices' extensivetool library.

"This interactive tool has been created with users in mind and is avaluable addition to the health resources being made available to the publicby the NHS Choices," said a spokesman. "It puts patients in the driving seatby giving them exactly the sort of reliable and dependable information theyneed to take control of their health at the click of a mouse."

Notes for Editors:

NHS Choices ( is the online information service of theNHS that gives ordinary people the tools to make better, more informedchoices about their treatments, health and wellbeing. It includes more than80,000 pages of content, including video, interactive tools, a daily newsservice and lifestyle features. Users can also check and compare hospital anddoctor's profiles and performance on-line.For further information, please contact NHS Choices on: +44(0)207-972-1812.



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