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Stats Reveal More Than 100Million Health Searches Made Through Google As GP Waiting Times Increase

Press Release
August 2019

• Over 100million health-related Google searches were made in just 12 months
• Mental health is the UK’s biggest health concern
• Sexual health is the second biggest concern

With figures suggesting one in four Brits are currently on a waiting list for a GP appointment*, patient consulted Dr. Google more than 100 million times about issues including Anxiety, Schizophrenia and sexually transmitted infections in just 12 months, according to new research.

The data compiled by UK health and wellbeing provider, Benenden Health, analysed more than 8,000 unique health related phrases and questions around the most common ailments and diseases. The findings revealed that Brits made more than 100 million health-related searches over the course of a year.

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