Online Sexual Partners Calculator

According to new research released by Lloydspharmacy, the typical British adult has slept indirectly with 2,811,024 people.

The leading community pharmacy chain has developed an online calculator which allows people to work out the number of indirect sexual partners they have had.

The sexual partners calculator has been developed to help people understand the risks of unprotected sex. According to the Health Protection Agency, cases of sexually transmitted infections rose last year by 0.5%, to 399,738 and cases of Chlamydia increased by eight per cent between 2006 and 2008.

The average British man claims to have had nine sexual partners while the average women claims 6.3 partners, giving an overall average of 7.65. However, as the new calculator demonstrates, they are potentially exposed to the sexually transmitted diseases of hundreds of thousands of others.

The calculator, which uses data collected from more than 6,000 UK adults, is called Sex Degrees of Separation, a reference to the famous theory first proposed by Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy which states that no one person is more than six steps removed from another.

When people enter the age range of each partner, the calculator raids its database to work out how many previous sexual partners people within that age range have had on average. It then repeats this process for five further ‘generations’ of partner. This is added together to give a Sex Degrees of Separation total.

The launch of the calculator coincides with the introduction of Lloydspharmacy’s Relationship Screen, an online postal service which allows people and their partners to have a Chlamydia test – the most common STI in the UK – Gonorrhoea test and HIV test before committing to full intimacy.

Clare Kerr, head of sexual health at Lloydspharmacy said: “When we sleep with someone, we are, in effect, not only sleeping with them, but also their previous partners and their partners’ previous partners, and so on. It’s important that people understand how exposed they are to STIs and take appropriate precautions including using condoms and getting themselves checked out where appropriate.

“A simple sexual health test will give both partners in a relationship peace of mind. The majority of STIs are easy to rectify, but if left untreated, the long term implications can be very serious.”

The Sex Degrees of Separation calculator, and more information about Lloydpharmacy’s sexual health services, can be found at online.

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Clearwater Aesthetic Medicine Has A Full Aesthetic Line To Offer Patients Safer & Less Expensive Options To Surgery

Clearwater Aesthetic Medicine has a full aesthetic line to offer patients safer & less expensive options to surgery. This is no spa! Clearwater Aesthetic Medicine is a fully operational medical facility. Patients are under the care of Jayam K Iyer M.D, medical staff or an esthetician. Patients who might have otherwise considered liposuction, a full body lift, or a surgical facelift, can now get similar results using the increasingly popular Velashape or skin enhancing laser.

The Velashape is the first FDA cleared device approved for circumferential reduction and the treatment of cellulite. Reduce any body part. Dramatically reduce or remove unsightly cellulite. Lose weight, take off inches without enduring painfull, expensive plastic surgery. With basic aftercare, results from Velashape can be life long.

Residents from Clearwater, Bellair, Clearwater Beach, Palm Harbor, Seminole, Indian Rocks, Largo, and St Petersburg who are battling the signs of aging can also take advantage of procedures like Botox injections, Dermal Fillers, Mesotherapy, Deep cleaning facials, enzyme peels & more. The facility is using familiar top of the line products like Botox Rx, Radiesse, Juve’derm, & Latisse.

For more lasting results, patients may consider laser skin treatments. Clearwater Aesthetic medicine has one of the latest versitile lasers on the market made by Syneron. This multi-functional laser provides skin tightening, color correction, treats wrinkles, spider veins, age spots, sun damage, and permanent hair removal from all skin types.

If you’ve been bothered by inadequate or thinning eye lashes, also known as hypotrichosis, Dr Iyer can prescribe the new Latisse solution. Latisse is a treatment used to grow eyelashes. Making them longer, thicker and darker.

Are you tired of dieting , only to watch the weight come off your face, neck, and upper body? The HCG diet is a rapid weight loss program which targets areas of fat which are virtually impossible to lose using standard dieting & exercise methods. By using the hormone HCG , the body is able to burn off that abnormal fat around the belly and thighs. When under a physicians supervision and followed correctly, patients can lose an astounding amount of weight in just one month. If you are not a candidate for the HCG diet, Dr Jayam Iyer has other weight loss programs to accomodate each patient and meet your particular needs.

The facility also hosts one of the largest pain management practices in the area. Dr. Jayam Krishna Iyer is a Board Certified Aethesiologist and a veteran pain management specialist. The Creative Health Center and Dr Iyer has been treating the residents of Pinellas County for the past 25 years. By providing pain relieving injections, steroid epidurals, radio frequency lesioning, medication and numerous alternative techniques, chronic pain patients are able to enjoy relief from debilatating and distractive pain.

Clearwater Aesthetic Medicine is offering up to 50% discounts on many procedures. If you have been considering a lifestyle change, now is the time to get a great deal while improving your appearance and more importantly….. your health!

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GlassesUSA Offers Customers Generous Discount On Prescription Glasses During Sale

GlassesUSA is keeping prescription eyeglasses affordable. Staying in line with their philosophy of ensuring eyeglasses are an affordable necessity and not an expensive luxury, GlassesUSA recently launched a new marketing campaign for their customers. The newest campaign is aimed at selling a selected portion of their most popular, fashionable eyeglass frames at a discount to their customers.

Unlike many retailers who keep their sales under wraps and hidden in the dark corners of their websites with special landing pages in hopes that customers will not use the discount, GlassesUSA launched their “Autumn Sale 2009” campaign first via email to customers who signed up for their seasonal newsletter. After the successful email campaign was launched, GlassesUSA launched the promotion on their website – inviting customers to take 10% off any of the selected eyeglasses.

The final steps in the promotional campaign launch was reaching out to bloggers and affiliates in order to get the word out about the 10% discount. The campaign was well-received among bloggers and those running coupon and discount sites.

GlassesUSA, a company that endured many changes recently including moving their shipping outfit to St. Joseph, Michigan, is an international cooperative group with offices in New Jersey as well as Tel Aviv, Israel. The company believes that vision care should be within arms reach and that high-quality eyeglasses should not cost a fortune. In conjunction with their business philosophy, GlassesUSA established efforts for their customers to not only recycle broken glasses but to donate old and used eyeglasses in order to ensure that those around the globe who cannot afford eyeglasses will receive them free of cost.

Since launching as a company, GlassesUSA transformed into an organization committed to philanthropy as well as consumer education. Their customers have a blog available to find the best ways to keep themselves informed on anything new in the vision world. GlassesUSA also reaches out to its customers with creative and innovative ways to save money – such as their Autumn Sale 2009.

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International Masters Publishers, Inc., On Behalf Of Its Collection Of Health And Well-Being Products Has Made A Donation To Rocking The Road For A Cure, Inc.

International Masters Publishers, Inc., on behalf of its collection of Health and Well-being products has made a donation to “Rocking the Road for a Cure, Inc.” — a non-profit organization founded to provide free education and support services for women and men going through the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Reflecting their strong commitment to providing valuable health information, International Masters Publishers, Inc. (IMP) recently announced its continuing support for breast cancer research and wellness programs through its contribution to the community-based non-profit organization “Rocking the Road for a Cure, Inc.”

Founded by Dawn Frey after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, “Rocking the Road for a Cure, Inc” provides free support services aimed to enhance the coping skills of those in treatment, and expand the support networks that have proven so essential to their quality of life. These services include:

• Homebound Yoga, Reiki and massage
• Medical case management assistance
• Homebound Recreational Therapy
• Beauty consultations
• Nutrition advice and services

“We are proud to support the great work done by Rocking on the Road for a Cure, Inc.”, says Dilenia Chireno, IMP Spokesperson, “their programs use many of the same approaches to self-empowerment we cover in our collections, so it’s really an excellent fit for us. We are so proud to be part of this important and worthwhile cause.”

In addition to its generous corporate donation, IMP will also offer some customers of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Enhancing Your Mind Body Spirit the opportunity to make an additional donation by contributing a portion of the proceeds it receives from these two products to this great cause.

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The First Cookery And Nutrition Academy In Europe

New You Boot Camp launch Cookery & Nutrition Academy breaks as a lifestyle extension to the successful New You Boot Camp programme. If you are passionate about cooking and healthy eating without compromising on the taste then the New You Boot Camp Cookery & Nutrition Academy break might be perfect for you.

The Cookery & Nutrition Academy puts you on the path to discovering how to prepare delicious and healthy food which is quick and easy to prepare.

The aim of the break is to teach you about the nutritional value of food as well as a healthier way of cooking that can empower you to transfer all the skills that you have learnt into your lives at home.

The three day breaks teach you how to cook quick fix meals, family favourites, and even prepare for dinner party’s. Not only that you New You Boot Camp have put together a glossy booklet filled with all the delicious recipes that you that you tried throughout the break for you to take home.

The New You Boot Camp Cookery & Nutrition Academy concept has been designed so that each course’s dates theme will change ensuring that when you come back to visit again you will learn how to cook something new.

The New You Boot Camp Cookery and Nutrition Academy is based at a beautiful property located in the wonderful Dorset Countryside in the village of Thornicombe near Blandford.

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More Healthcare press releases – Free Directory of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers

Free services offered by websites such as are becoming more and more useful as a growing number of people struggle with an addiction problem. In fact, overdose rates for people addicted to prescription medication are now higher than those associated with the abuse of heroin and cocaine.

Although there has been a lot of media coverage in recent years surrounding celebrity deaths caused by drug overdoses, the problem is more far-reaching, affecting people from all types of backgrounds across the country.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are approximately 20,000 deaths a year related to drugs in the United States – the leading cause of fatal overdoses being drugs prescribed by a physician.

Connecting addicts and their families with the help they need – be it Alcohol Treatment or treatment for drug addiction – is the most important step in healing the thousands of people suffering with an addiction problem. In many cases it can be difficult or almost impossible for people to find the right treatment program.

This is why the service provided by is an effective solution for finding a good program, and linking treatment facilities in need of an affordable online marketing campaign with effective and innovative advertising solutions.

The website specializes in helping addiction treatment organizations market their programs and increase visibility on the Internet. The site provides Internet marketing consulting in addition to advertising products and services on the site’s treatment directory.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, call Treatment Centers at 1-877-335-4673 or visit was founded by Bernie Grohsman, an eight-year veteran in the Internet marketing field of behavioral healthcare. As the owner and creator of Treatment Centers, he has put his years of experience and expertise to good use. A recovering addict himself who lost his only brother to addiction, Grohsman wants to help addicts find the treatment they need to achieve a full recovery. The website is the best place to find an appropriate Alcohol Treatment CenterAlcohol Rehabilitation Center, drug rehab program, or addiction treatment facility.

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Optical Express Has Performed LASIK Surgery On Olympic Champion Rower Pete Reed

Optical Express, the number one provider of laser eye surgery in the world, has revealed it has performed LASIK surgery on Olympic champion rower Pete Reed, as he looks to improve his chances of competing at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Surgeon Rodney Blumenfield performed the LASIK surgery using Wavefront and Intralase technologies. Mr Blumenfield is an experienced ophthalmologist who has performed more than 22,000 procedures.

Reed expressed enthusiasm about the results of his procedure. The Olympic champion said: “I am absolutely delighted with my new and perfect vision from Optical Express. It’s not just the brand new feeling of being able to see better than 20/20, but the convenience of not having to use contacts or glasses for my training and racing.”

Beyond mere results, however, Reed was impressed with the quality of care and customer service offered by Optical Express, as well as, “the swift procedure, the short recovery time and the aftercare. In fact, every step from booking to clarity of vision has been a breeze.”

As an athlete who relies on his sight for his performance, Reed is eager to encourage others not to hesitate in moving forward with laser eye surgery. He said: “I wish I’d had it done sooner. Don’t be worried – just go for it.”

About Optical Express
The Optical Express Group was founded in 1991 and is now a global leader of selected healthcare services, specialising in opticians services.

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Dr. Julia Neuls Receives Prestigious Fellowship From Academy General Dentistry

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is pleased to announce that Julia Neuls, of Fort Lauderdale, FL., received the prestigious Fellowship Award during the AGD’s Convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD member’s commitment to excellence in dental education. Held at the AGD’s Annual Meeting & Exhibits on July 19 in Orlando, FL., Dr. Neuls accepted this award along with more than 240 other recipients.

The Fellowship Award is presented to dentists looking to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. In order to receive this award, Dr. Neuls completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam and fulfilled three years of continuingmembership with the AGD. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Neuls has joined an elite group of more than 14,000 members of dental community who understand that great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements. The Fellowship Award symbolizes excellence in the dental profession and a commitment to providing exceptional patient care. Dr. Neuls graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 1997 and currently practices dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to the AGD, Dr. Neuls is a member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Broward County Dental Association, Ft. Lauderdale Dental Study Club and the Atlantic Coast Dental Association. Dr. Neuls is married to Kenneth and has two children, Piper and Skyler.

The AGD is a professional association of more than 35,000 dentists dedicated to staying up-to- date in the profession through continuing education. Founded in 1952, the AGD

has grown to become the world’s second largest dental association, which is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists.

More than 786,000 people are employed directly in the field of dentistry. A general dentist is the primary care provider for patients of all ages and is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients oral health needs.

Dr. Julia Neuls is a Fort Lauderdale Cosmetic Dentist offering her patients exciting new options in smile makeover, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, crown & bridge as well as traditional general dentistry services in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area.

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HCG Hormone Study Reveals Secret To Long-Term Weight Loss, a pioneer of online HCG mixing supplies and instruction, is proud to be on the forefront of the HCG weight loss revolution by offering quality HCG-related products and accessories. Although many are just now learning what it can do for their bodies, HCG has been recognized by scientists for decades as an effective way to lose weight, control appetite and manage weight loss.

HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a natural hormone produced during pregnancy and is used medically for the treatment of certain conditions. Research, such as the Asher-Harper study, has shown that people using daily HCG injections, along with a very low calorie diet, can lose a pound per day of body fat as well as experience a marked decrease in hunger.

“There’s been a lot written lately about HCG dieting so we urge dieters to learn the truth from unbiased studies like the Asher-Harper Study, “said Jim Sparks, marketing director, “Dr. Simeons’ Pounds and Inches is also a wonderful source of information on the HCG Diet Protocol.”

About was founded as a one stop shop for those looking for the latest HCG weight loss products and instruction. Since its conception, has strived to give intelligent people struggling with weight loss the products and mental edge to get control of their weight and their lives. While does not sell HCG, it does offer such HCG related products as mixing kits, syringes, vials, and mixing solvents, as well as other weight loss tools such as Miracle Noodles and B12 injections. In addition to HCG related products, also offers mixing instructions on HCG injections, dosage charts, how-to instruction on Dr. Simeon’s Diet, and more. products can be ordered online or over the phone and can be shipped anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit

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More Healthcare press releases – Natural Heath Science Web-Site For Physical-Mental-Emotional Wellbeing Anubhooti Wellness for Physical-Mental-Emotional Wellbeing is online for more than a year. The website has become more and more popular since its launch. Easy to follow result-oriented and time-tested oriental wisdom of Acupressure & Yoga-Manoyoga is gaining more popularity all over the world today. By an estimate, approx. 45% Americans and 60% others acknowledge alternative medicine remedies for a variety of health conditions over traditional medicines.

In Acupressure, pressure with thumb or finger is applied on certian acupoints on the surface of the skin on the body and on palms & feet. Neurochemicals called endorphins released with the pressure relieve pain and set right the health conditions by balancing positive & negative energies in the body. Acupressure is so simple that it can be used safely by anyone without any side-effects and almost free. Most routines can be used without help for self-care and instant relief. The Efficacy of YOGA originated in India, is well known NOW and for Mental-Emotional health conditions Manoyoga: Yoga for the Mind is a handy and effective tool.

The number of visitors to has been growing steadily since its start in June 2008. uses effective, convenient and simple way to present useful information and healing techniques to the visitors.

Visitors can easily find the natural healing ways or the information they are looking for. It is just a click away from the main page. Visitors can feel confident using all natural remedies/methods and the healthy information available on the web-site.

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Luxury Alcohol Rehabs Are Not All Equal

Cliffside Malibu, an elegant alcohol rehab facility on the Malibu coast, has long been a leading light in the California treatment community. Now, the center is pleased to announce its renewed commitment to helping clients win the fight against alcoholism under their own power.

Alcohol recovery is and must be a personal process. The most successful alcohol rehab programs are those driven by the active efforts of alcohol rehab patients, and the most successful alcohol rehabs are those which empower their clients. In the end, there’s no better way to cultivate meaningful and lasting sobriety.

Those principles, in turn, comprise the core of Cliffside Malibu’s alcohol rehab philosophy.

With its expert caregivers and posh amenities, Cliffside Malibu is a world-class institution. The center has always catered to an elite clientele. Now Cliffside is expanding its mission, with the goal of delivering the most empowering alcohol rehab on the planet to those individuals who need it. At Cliffside Malibu, nothing less than excellence will ever be acceptable.

“Alcohol rehab can’t be a passive experience,” said Cliffside Malibu Clinical Director Patricia Freeberry. “Our clients have to play an active role in their own recoveries, which is why our alcohol rehab programs are specially designed to promote personal strength and self-esteem. We believe that our record of success proves the soundness of our methods.”

Cliffside’s competitors, meanwhile, can hardly speak as glowingly about their own treatment efforts.

It’s easy for an alcohol rehab facility to talk about empowering its clients. It’s harder for that facility to put its principles into practice. The truth is that many of the most high-priced alcohol rehab clinics in Los Angeles treat their residents like babies, by stripping them of control and command during the healing process. More often than not, those institutions fall short of the promises they make in their advertising brochures. According to Cliffside administrators, that sort of failure is unacceptable.

Cliffside Malibu is a luxury drug and alcohol rehab center located in Malibu, California. For further details about Cliffside’s treatment methods, amenities, or other general information about alcohol rehabilitation, please call 1-800-501-1988 or visit our Web site at

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Environment Is A Key Factor In Effectively Treating People Suffering From Drug Addiction

Mountainside, known for its unique and highly effective individual drug addiction and alcoholism treatment approach, has evidenced a direct link between the environment in which someone receives their treatment and successful outcomes.

Mountainside Drug Rehab, a leading alcohol and drug addiction treatment center located in Connecticut offers a secluded environment for people suffering from drug addiction and alcoholism. Nestled on 33 Acres at the base of a mountain in the foothills of the Berkshires, Mountainside Drug Rehab provides progressive therapies in an ideal setting for those seeking to recover from their drug addiction or alcoholism. What began 11 years ago as the thesis of accomplished professionals in the drug treatment field has developed into one of the most successful treatment centers – providing quality and effective treatment in an ideal environment for thousands of people.

Mountainside Drug Rehab is guided by its commitment to provide the highest quality care to the leagues of people suffering from addiction. It does this through its compassionate and fully integrated individualized drug addiction treatment program.

Located at the base of their own mountain in Canaan Connecticut, complete with mountain streams, hiking trails to the summit and multiple waterfalls – Mountainside Drug Rehab offers its clients an opportunity to connect with nature and be immersed in the serenity that the beautiful surroundings provide.

An invitation by the White House in 2005 brought this center into the national spotlight, as Drug Czar John Walters announced his curiosity as to how Mountainside Drug Rehab was capable of providing so much to so many. Mountainside cited that the compassionate and individualized approach which it applies to each client that enters its facilities for treatment is strongly complimented by its serene surroundings. By incorporating the natural and expansive surroundings into its daily treatment offerings, Mountainside Drug Rehab offers its clients new ways to relax, connect and focus on issues and teaches them to use treatment tools to build strong and long lasting recoveries.

Mountainside Drug Rehab Center’s focus and commitment over the years has been to the quality of it’s drug rehabilitation and alcoholism treatment program. Mountainside’s unique drug rehab program includes Individual and Group Counseling; Therapeutic Challenge; Addressing Nicotine Addiction; 12-Step Education and Meetings; Spiritual Enhancement including Guided Meditation, Yoga, Hypnosis, a Native American Stone Peoples Lodge; Family Counseling; Work Therapy; Adventure-Based Counseling; Writing, Art and Music Workshops.

If you or someone you know is suffering from drug addiction or alcohol addiction please call to get help now. Mountainside Treatment Center can be reached 24 hours a day at: 1-800-762-5433 or visit us on the web at:

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More Healthcare press releases – Finding The The Right Health Insurance Policy For You

When it comes to purchasing health insurance, you generally have three options: group, state, or individual. Individual insurance can be a bit misleading because it covers not only you, the policyholder, but also your spouse and any dependents you may have. The best way to find optimum health insurance is to go online and compare health insurance quotes.

The pros of individual health insurance include the ability to claim tax benefits and the ability to keep it as long as you pay your premiums. According to the article recently published on, “Generally, an individual health insurance policy is more costly than a group health insurance policy, since the policyholder is responsible for all premium payments.”

However, group insurance has its own benefits. “The most preferred type of health insurance is typically group health insurance,” the article continues. “Most commonly this means employer-sponsored group health insurance. Through a person’s job, he or she can receive health benefits for themselves as well as their entire family.”

Possibly the most attractive attribute of group health insurance is that it is generally cheaper than an individual policy. This is because your employer pays a portion of the premium and it also provides a greater variety of coverage. However, if you are unemployed or if your employer does not offer health benefits then your only option is individual.

Visit for expert articles and insurance quotes from up to five local agents.

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Co-operative Pharmacy Offers Free Hearing Tests

The Co-Operative Pharmacy has pledged to provide free hearing tests at a number of their branches throughout the UK. The proposal is a part of a new audiology service being trialled in selected branches in the UK as an effort to help those with hearing problems get the treatment they need.

Many UK patients do not notice any deterioration in their hearing and it is hoped that by having these sessions made available that the Co-Operative Pharmacy can help identify who may need a hearing aid.

If after taking part in the free hearing test that the patient is identified as having hearing difficulties then they will then be offered advice on purchasing a hearing aid, either privately or being referred to a GP if they wish to get one via the National Health Service.

For patients opting to purchase privately they will be able to have their hearing aid fitted within 3 weeks and free follow up appointments to make sure everything is fine at their pharmacy.

The Co-Operative aims to have the service in 80 of its branches nationwide with fully qualified audiologists available twice a month for consultations by September 2009.

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Swine Flu Could Trigger Boom In Remote Diagnosis

Lloydspharmacy has revealed a new report that suggests the government’s use of the internet and call centres to deal with the swine flu pandemic could pave the way for a rapid growth in remote diagnosis and prescriptions. This was just one of the conclusions found in the report by the Future Foundation.

Judith Kleine Holthause, the report’s lead author, said:”Despite its clinical shortcomings, the use of the internet and call centres for diagnosing swine flu and distributing medication demonstrates that remote diagnosis can be an efficient way of dealing with certain conditions.”

The Future Foundation forecasts that 37% of people will be using the web for medical information by 2020 (up from 14% in 2009) and that a variety of social and economic factors will lead to a substantial market for online diagnosis and prescriptions in the future.

The report, commissioned by Lloydspharmacy, coincides with the roll-out of ‘virtual GPs’ into 300 of the chain’s pharmacies. Lloydspharmacy has pioneered online diagnosis and prescription.

Now the chain has innovated again by allowing customers to walk into a pharmacy, consult with a doctor from a computer terminal and walk out with their prescriptions a few minutes later.

Andy Murdock, pharmacy relations and governance director of Lloydspharmacy, said: “The face to face consultation will remain at the heart of primary care, but for an increasing array of conditions, remote services provide a viable alternative.

“Right now these include lifestyle conditions such as impotence and hair loss, embarrassing conditions such as STIs, contraception and certain minor ailments such as cystitis. But the list could expand considerably in the future.”

However the report’s authors warn that regulation will be critical if privately run diagnosis and prescription services are to grow. At present only one online doctor service is registered with the Care Quality Commission explicitly to manage patients remotely. That service, Dr Thom, also provides the GP component of the Lloydspharmacy service.

There is no question that consumers are receptive to the concept. Forty eight per cent of respondents to a poll conducted for the Future Foundation said they were interested in online diagnosis and 56% said they were interested in online prescriptions.

Holthaus added: “In certain areas consumers welcome regulation. Concerns about counterfeit medicines, bogus doctors and commercial motivations will inevitably act as a brake on consumer confidence in remote diagnosis services. We believe that more regulation, monitoring and control will be crucial to the further development of this market.

“There are strong arguments for why the NHS might embrace remote diagnosis as a complementary method to ensure sufficient delivery of satisfactory health care in the future. If regulated and monitored appropriately remote diagnoses and prescriptions could benefit the healthcare system in similar ways as remote services have helped the banking system.”

The Lloydspharmacy Online Doctor service is run in conjunction with online health experts Dr Thom, who adhere to the General Medical Council’s guidelines on remote prescribing. Patients log on for an online questionnaire-based consultation with a GP. If clinically appropriate the GP writes a prescription and the treatment is dispensed by post for next day delivery.

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Take The Stress Out Of Finding The Right Drug Addiction Treatment Center

Addiction treatments are only as successful as the treatment centers that administer them. That sounds obvious, but the truth is that too many prospective rehab patients assume that every facility must be more or less the same. This simply isn’t the case. In fact, only those rehab centers which properly recognize and cater to their clients’ needs can ever be expected to affect meaningful long-term healing.

The practical implication here is that you have to do your research before making a rehabilitation decision. It isn’t enough to simply pick a treatment center based on price or convenience; if you’re going to get better, it’s going to be because you find a place that can meet each and every one of your unique individual needs. Given the stakes in the fight against drug addiction, it’s hard to imagine how you could ever settle for any sort of inferior option. is a site devoted to finding you the best addiction treatment center possible. If you’d like more information on addiction recovery programs, please call 1-877-771-6160, visit our website at, or contact us at

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