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Web matters
  1. Sri Perecherla
  1. Sri Perecherla, Adamson Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, UK; s.perecherla{at}

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For even the most Luddite among you, it must now be clear that there is more to the Internet than email. The World Wide Web has become not only one of the best available resources for health information but also a virtual couch for E-therapy. The total number of Internet users in the world has grown beyond a record number of 1.4 billion in 2008 and the usage of the Internet has seen a growth of over 300% in just 8 years from 2000.1

Public and private health care agencies, academic institutions, voluntary organisations and members of the public are increasingly making health information …

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