Reference

Health

The evaluated web sites listed below are part of the range of health information resources we have for you. To view the full range check out Health Information Resources.

Categories

* Comprehensive Health Sites
* Alcohol and Drugs
* Alternative Medicine
* Anatomy
* Children's Health
* Diet and Nutrition
* Diseases and Conditions
* Evaluating Health Web Sites
* Health News
* Health Professionals
* Hospitals
* Māori Health
* Magazines and Journals
* Medical Dictionaries
* Medicines
* Men's Health
* Mental Health
* New Zealand Health
* Occupational Health
* Older Persons' Health
* Sports and Fitness
* Support Groups
* Travel Health
* Women's Health

Sites

* AED Locations: Locate your Nearest Automated External Defibrillator
AED Locations is a community-orientated volunteer project designed to make people aware of how many AEDs (automated external defibrillators) there are in New Zealand.
* Consumer Health Complete
Access content on all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Health and Wellness Resource Center
Research diseases and conditions, alternative medicine, drug and herbal remedies, medical dictionaries and articles from magazines, journals and newspapers. Note: intended for informational purposes only.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Health Reference Center Academic
Articles from nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, newsletters and full-text reference work on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, and more. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Health Source Consumer & Nursing/Academic Editions
Collection of general health, nutrition and professional health care publications with over 800 full text. Includes Clinical Pharmacology database.
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* Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Comprehensive nursing and allied health information aimed at health professionals. This resource provides answers to questions about the specialised care, treatment and management of patients. Provided for information purposes only.
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* Psychology Collection
Full journal articles on the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes. This collection explores what makes people 'tick', from childhood to death. It gives students, psychologists, counsellors, behavioral scientists, and other researchers relevant information about the study of the mind, emotions and behavior. Library customers will have instant access to over 300 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
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* Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience. Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe. 2nd ed. Gale, 2002.
From The Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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* Health @ Te Puna Web Directory
Links to New Zealand health information resources and health related organisations.
* MedlinePlus
Contains extensive information on diseases and conditions, prescription and non-prescription drugs and health news. This is an excellent site linking you to evaluated health information, run by the National Library of Medicine (U.S.A).
* PubMed
An index to over 11 million MEDLINE citations.
* Choosing Wisely
"Choosing Wisely is focused on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary, and in some instances can cause harm."
* Community & Public Health Christchurch
Fact sheets and overviews on a number of health topics and issues.
* Family Doctor
Written by New Zealand health professionals, Family Doctor contains patient's guides, overviews and links for a wide range of health topics.
* Health Navigator New Zealand
Written for New Zealanders, Health Navigator NZ provides fact-sheets on health topics, diseases and conditions. Articles are written by medical writers and reviewed by consumer health organisations and health professionals. Contains listings of support groups and an over-the-counter medicines guide. Formerly known as Everybody.
* Health Unlocked
Health Unlocked provides a place where people can create communities around specific conditions where each community is moderated by experts. There are also tools where you can track your progress and communities for GPs.
* HealthEd
Directory of health resources that can be ordered from the Ministry of Health.
* Healthline
Provides a comprehensive overview of thousands of health conditions and offers a variety of free educational tools.
* My Family Health Portrait
Create a personalized family health history report from any computer with an Internet connection and an up-to-date Web browser. From the US Surgeon General
* The NNT
Quick summaries of evidence-based medicine. A physician developed framework and rating system to evaluate therapies based on their patient-important benefits and harms as well as a system to evaluate diagnostics by patient sign, symptom, lab test or study.
* PatientsLikeMe
PatientsLikeMe allows you to network with other people around the world who have the same condition(s) as you and helps you to track your condition(s) and treatment. It also offers useful resources such as a Doctor Visit Sheet.
* The World Health Organization (WHO)
The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. A specialized agency within the United Nations system.