Winter is one of the busiest periods of the year for us in terms of site visits as more people feel 'poorly' and turn to the internet. However, the holidays do draw people's attention away from health in the final two weeks of December. (Having said that, even last Christmas Day 2014 we received over 387,000 unique visitors!)
We thought we would take a look at some trending winter conditions. Do you want to know if coughs have beaten chilblains? Has the common cold come from nowhere to hit the number 1 spot? Well, look no further.
By comparing weekly views at the start of September, with weekly views last week, we can see which information pages have seen the most growth. Here are the top 25 trending conditions for last week:
The potential to use this trending information in a wider healthcare context is exciting. Watch this space for more about this in the future…!
Finally, if you do find yourself with a sniffle, you may find our infographic below useful. It can give you a pointer as to whether it's a common cold or the flu. Dr Sarah Jarvis also has some proactive advice on health weapons for winter ailments.