Reliable Links on Health

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Sleeping Well in the Digital Age is an online resource from the Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies.

Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries.

12 Milestones In Medical History from Anthony Nolan, a blood cancer charity, is a cool infographic that explores some of the greatest ‘firsts’ in medical history.

CHOP Health Information from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers comprehensive information on diseases, conditions, tests, procedures, injury prevention, and vaccines. Their Vaccine Education Center even provides a free mobile app with vaccine info for busy parents on the go.

Independent Drug Information Service (IDIS) has all kinds of information for physicians and patients on medications.

NIAID: Food Allergy explains food allergy, NIAID’s role in food allergy research, and provides a summary of the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States.

U.S. Department of Agriculture describes the federal laws requiring that all food ingredients be listed on the food label.

Sense About Science — This UK charitable organization's mission is to equip people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion.

National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) provides up-to-date, science-based information to healthcare professionals, the media, and the public: everyone who needs to know the facts about vaccines and immunization.

Foundations of VirologyThe Foundations of Virology: Discoverers and Discoveries, Inventors and Inventions, Developers and Technologies, a new, free eBook by internationally acclaimed virologist Frederick Murphy, D.V.M., Ph.D., describes the history of virology, from ancient accounts of viral diseases such as rabies through the age of molecular virology. Dr. Murphy's site at the University of Texas Medical Branch has many other resources as well, including images of viruses and PowerPoint presentations on various topics in virology.

Persons Living with an HIV Diagnosis — AIDS continues to be a significant health problem in the world. Lest we forget, AIDS is also a health issue in the US with an estimated one in five HIV carriers in the US not diagnosed. This interactive map illustrates the distribution of AIDS throughout the US.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS) spans the entire spectrum of life sciences featuring more than 4,300 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles. It is a valuable resource for teaching. The articles within ELS are written by leaders in the field to provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of this subject area and are aimed at researchers, students and teachers alike. Not really for non-scientists, but for those who are scientists and physicians, go for it.

Medline Plus is a medical encyclopedia that will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. This is suitable for both professionals and non-medical professionals.

University of Maryland Medical Encyclopedia provides another searchable resource for a broad spectrum of medical issues, disease and conditions. This is suitable for both professionals and non-medical professionals.

E!science News is a search engine that gather and report important science news on the web. This is suitable for both professionals and non-medical professionals.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. It is part of Mayo Clinic's mission to serve as a reliable source of health information. And their web site is an excellent source of information. This is suitable for both professionals and non-medical professionals. is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.

Next Generation Science Registry is a digital compendium of science and technology resources. Every site submitted is evaluated for content and quality prior to registry inclusion. As a companion site of Next Generation Science, the registry provides useful and engaging links focused on the intersection of science, technology and information. With its select, curated content, the Next Generation Science Registry is a valuable resource for readers who are searching for emerging technologies and tomorrow's science. — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the FDA, as many as half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug each month, with more than 3 billion drugs prescribed annually. Unfortunately, many medications intended to help a patient can cause harmful and debilitating side effects. The latest drug alert at has to do with Yaz birth control. Visit the Yaz Lawsuit page on to find out more information about the potentially-fatal side effects of this medication.

Healthfinder — A gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government.

Infoseek - The Health Channel — A wide range of links and information on consumer health.

Royal Society of Medicine — The Royal Society of Medicine is an independent, apolitical organization, founded nearly 200 years ago.