As reported by the PEW Foundation, eight in ten Internet users have researched health related information online. The areas most often researched include diet, fitness, drugs, health insurance, experimental treatments and evaluation of specific doctors and hospitals. Certain types of Internet users are the most likely to seek health care related information on line. These include women, college graduates, those with broadband access and those with more online experience.
According to Internet World Stats, over 225 million persons in the United States used the Internet in 2005. Growth in Internet use from 2000 to 2005 has been in access of 100%. This means that more than 180 million persons researched health care online last year and this number is expected to grow.
With these staggering numbers in mind, this on line publishing resource brings together a variety of health care related topics. These topics include beauty and fitness, drug therapies, serious medical conditions, eye care and many others. For those Internet users who do not find a website related to your specific area of interest, please visit the websites of the Food and Drug Administration or WebMD. While visiting those sites, use the convenient search tool to find information about your specific topic of interest.
The Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery, a website providing comprehensive information on breast enhancement procedures such as breast augmentation with implants, breast lift and breast reduction; facelift, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, weight loss surgery and more.
Mediafact is an informational resource about specific diseases and their causes, including Stevens Johnson Syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, primary pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary arterial hypertension and malignant mesothelioma.
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a serious medical condition commonly caused by an allergic reaction to drugs. Information on Stevens-Johnson Syndrome symptoms, SJS causes, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN).
Learn about malignant mesothelioma, including information about mesothelioma treatment, causes and symptoms, as well as types of mesothelioma such as sarcomatoid mesothelioma, pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma. Also, learn about asbestosis and asbestos lung cancer.
Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a rare type of bone disease affecting the maxillofacial region of the body. While osteonecrosis has been linked with a number of causes, osteonecrosis of the jaw has predominantly been linked with use of a type of bisphosphonate drug called Fosamax (alendronate). If a case of Osteonecrosis of the jaw goes untreated, it can result in the death of bone tissue and eventual bone collapse.
Benzene is a type of hazardous inorganic chemical compound that is primarily used as an intermediary in the production of various plastics and chemicals. Benzene has commonly been used as an industrial solvent, though use of the compound is now monitored because of benzene toxicity concerns. Benzene exposure has been linked with the development of a number of disease including acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and aplastic anemia.
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