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Internet Resources

Stellar source for bibliographic coverage of the biomedical literature.
MEDLINEplus Health Information, National Library of Medicine
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)
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
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)
Links include: health information; news and events; grants and funding opportunities; scientific resources; and institutes and offices.
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)
Links include: data and statistics; research programs; new and noteworthy and general information.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Links include: cancer information; resources for scientists; about NCI; news; press releases and partnerships.
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)
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
Links include: press releases; multimedia; latest press and latest facts.
Tufts University Nutrition Navigator
Links include: general nutrition; parents; women; kids; hot topics; special dietary needs; health professionals and journalists.
American Heart Association
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
Links include: news; testing schedule; USMLE FAQ; CTB practice session and general information.
International Society of Travel Medicine
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
Links include: travel clinic directory; clinical site links and abstracts from the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
U.S. State Department
The U. S. State Department is the lead federal agency responsible for U.S. foreign affairs.