ABOUT BURTON PAUL
Burton Paul has been featured as an expert in health information online on BBC Radio, Al Jazeera, aNews, That’s TV, Men’s Radio Station, Glastonbury FM, and has written for The Guardian, Yahoo News, Time & Leisure, Optimum Nutrition, Mr & Mrs 50 Plus, Stylist Magazine, Wired, Digital Trends, and much more.
He wrote his book “Is it Serious?”, when he realised following years of research at Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, that the everyday person struggled in their search for credible and reliable health information on the internet. He set out to write this book as an easy-to-follow guide to help people understand what is credible and what isn’t, where some of the best and most reliable sources of health information are, how not to panic, where the different platforms of social media fit in, and how to present your search results to your doctor. His 2nd edition places an additional focus on credible global websites best for information in a Pandemic, and reliable and up-to-date Mental Health support online.
There are over 4.57 billion active internet users worldwide, and on average 70% of those users search for health information online from once a day to several times a week. It is essential that there be a guide to help people navigate through the complexities and hurdles of health information online, and use it for the betterment of their health, and those of their loved ones. This is the must-have guide, and the first book to be published in this specialised area.