Friday, January 11, 2008

Internet Searches Go Below The Belt

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – When it comes to the Internet searches, people are looking below the belt.

That’s the prescription from search engine, which calculated the most frequently typed-in topics in its “Top Five ‘Under Wraps’ Health Searches for 2007,” and found out that hot button, embarrassing entries like herpes and Viagra made the list of looked-for items.

Other health issues that sent people searching include how long marijuana stays in your system, depression, and early symptoms of pregnancy. spokesperson Laura Goldberg says getting the down-low info is nothing to be ashamed about.

She says, “These aren’t issues you’d necessarily talk about at the dinner table, but people definitely feel more secure going into a doctor’s office with a little more information.”

But being informed is only the first step in the prescription process.

She says, “A search engine should never replace going to see a medical professional.”

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