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MedlinePlus http://www.medlineplus.gov
Stellar source for bibliographic coverage of the biomedical literature.
MEDLINEplus Health Information, National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
This is a great place from which to start a search. Links include: choose a topic by category; dictionaries; doctors/dentists; hospitals/organizations; databases; publications/news; libraries and selected new sites.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (COCH) http://www.cochrane.org/index0.htm
To search the abstracts of Cochrane Systematic Reviews free-of-charge, click on Abstracts & Access Link on left side of page and proceed with search.
The Cochrane Collaboration http://www.cochrane.org
Goal is to prepare, maintain and promote the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of health care interventions. Links include: general information, guidelines, manuals & software and site index.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) http://www.nih.gov
Links include: health information; news and events; grants and funding opportunities; scientific resources; and institutes and offices.
ClinicalTrials.gov http://www.clinicaltrials.gov
Provides current information about clinical research studies. Links include: search for clinical trials; browse by condition; browse by sponsor; healthfinder; NIH health information index; understanding clinical trials.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov
Links include: data and statistics; research programs; new and noteworthy and general information.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) http://www.nci.nih.gov
Links include: cancer information; resources for scientists; about NCI; news; press releases and partnerships.
CancerNet http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov
Links include: types of cancer; treatment options; clinical trials; genetics, causes, risk factors, prevention; testing for cancer; coping with cancer; support and resources; and cancer literature.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov
Links include: what's new; bioengineered food; index, FAQs; dockets; international; human drugs; foods; biologics; toxicology research; MedWatch; field operations; animal drugs; medical devices/radiological health and cosmetics.
World Health Organization http://www.who.int/inf
Links include: press releases; multimedia; latest press and latest facts.
Tufts University Nutrition Navigator http://www.navigator.tufts.edu
Links include: general nutrition; parents; women; kids; hot topics; special dietary needs; health professionals and journalists.
American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org
Links include: what's your risk; heart and stroke A-Z guide; your heart; American Stroke Association; science and professional; and show your support.
United States Medical Licensing Examination http://www.usmle.org
Links include: news; testing schedule; USMLE FAQ; CTB practice session and general information.
International Society of Travel Medicine http://www.istm.org/
Links include: North American charter for travel health, consensus statement on providing travel health advice and conference information.
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene http://www.astmh.org
Links include: travel clinic directory; clinical site links and abstracts from the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
U.S. State Department http://www.state.gov
The U. S. State Department is the lead federal agency responsible for U.S. foreign affairs.