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NHS Choices Launches Medical News Guide to What Lies Behind the Headlines
Date:2/8/2008

LONDON, February 8 /PRNewswire/ -- NHS Choices (http://www.nhs.uk), the online 'front door' to the NHS, launches a daily health news service to help people make sense of the stories appearing in the news about medical research.

Behind the headlines, on NHS Choices (http://www.nhs.uk/News/Pages/NewsIndex.aspx), is an evidence-based analysis of health stories that make the news. The service explains the facts behind newspaper headlines and an understanding of the science. It also provides an authoritative resource for General Practitioners, which they can rely on when talking to patients, and a trusted resource for journalists.

"This service has been created with the public in mind and is a valuable addition to the health resources being made available to the public by NHS Choices," said a spokesman. "It puts patients in the driving seat by giving them the sort of reliable and dependable information they require."

Notes for Editors:

NHS Choices (http://www.nhs.uk) is the online information service of the NHS that gives ordinary people the tools to make better, more informed choices about their treatments, health and wellbeing. It includes more than 80,000 pages of content, including video, interactive tools, a daily news service and lifestyle features. Users can also check and compare hospital and doctor's profiles and performance on-line.

For further information, please contact NHS Choices on: +44(0)207-9721812


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