Patient.info in the news

We want everyone to access the knowledge that can make them healthier. We won’t keep it to ourselves; our articles, campaigns and spokespeople are frequently cited in the media.

Patient.info’s expertise has recently been called upon by titles such as The Sun, The Express and The Independent on topics as diverse as binge-watching and babymoons to more run-of-the-mill health queries.

If you’re a journalist seeking comment from a trusted medical expert for your health story, visit our press page for contact info. And don’t worry, even the most embarrassing topics won’t make us squirm.

Some of our recent mentions


Is your beard making you sick? Facial hair is ‘riddled with nasty bacteria that can trigger infections’

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Scientists recently swabbed men's beards for germs and found a whopping 47 per cent of them contained faecal matter. A horrifying study. But our clinical director Dr Sarah Jarvis provided The Sun Online and their readers with some reassuring words.


A head injury could cost a footballer more than the World Cup

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The Conversation cited our football injury campaign during the World Cup season. The publication called for Patient.info’s knowledge of concussion - a condition that describes impaired brain function due to head injury.


The most notable injuries in World Cup history

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We collaborated with the Football Ramble podcast, asking for their views on some of the most notable injuries in World Cup history, combined with comment from sports medicine specialists.


UK Coffee Week 2018: Brits now drinking 95 million cups of coffee a day

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Wondering if being a caffeine fiend is helping or hindering your lifestyle? Patient.info’s clinical director Dr Sarah Jarvis was interviewed about the health benefits of coffee.


More than half of Brits feel down after binge watching TV, study finds

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The i covered our survey of over 2,000 Brits which revealed that 30% of people have skipped 2.5 or more hours of sleep due to binge-watching TV. A third also admit to experiencing mental health issues including depression, anxiety and loneliness after finishing a TV series.


Binge-watching Game of Thrones can leave you anxious, restless and empty

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One for the Game of Thrones enthusiasts: Winter is Coming also featured our survey about what binge-watching television does to your health.


Diabetes type 2 - the BEST exercise to lower your blood sugar

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The Express consulted Dr Sarah Jarvis about the best exercises for people with type 2 diabetes. Hint: getting on your bike can help.


A happy, healthy marriage: meet the couple who have been cycling together for 64 years

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This heartwarming story about a couple who have been cycling together for over six decades included a patient.Info survey, which highlighted cycling as among the best exercises people can do to remain fit and healthy.


One in ten workers admit they've caught an STI from a colleague after Christmas party sex

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The Daily Mail covered a patient.info poll of 2,000 UK office workers, supported by the sexual health charity FPA to highlight the risk of STIs during the party season.