Your GP on Your Mobile

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) Group has made its award-winning health information available via 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, 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 dont, based on the best and most up-to-date research. The BMJ says the site, produced by Jar Developments, will answer common questions such as:
Is there anything I can do to recover quickly from jet lag when I go on holiday?
Ive had unprotected sex and think I may have caught something, but Im 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?
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. 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 dont have the internet but who may have a mobile phone.
To access BMJ BestTreatments on a WAP-enabled mobile, UK users text BMJMYHEALTH to 60300 at a cost of 3, and are sent a link to the BestTreatments WAP site. Alternatively users can key bmj.myhealth.com into their phones browser.
The BMJ Groups flagship journal is the weekly British Medical Journal (BMJ). The BMJ is rated as one of the worlds top five general medical journals. About 1.2 million people download 6.5 million pages a month from bmj.com and more than 100,000 doctors in the UK and 14,800 internationally receive the weekly print BMJ.

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