Reference

Comprehensive Health Sites

Sites

* The Cochrane Library
A collection of evidence-based healthcare databases,that can help clinicians and consumers make decisions about appropriate and effective health care. The Library brings together in one place research which looks at the effectiveness of different health care treatments and interventions.
* 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.
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* 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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* 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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* 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).
* adam Health Illustrated Encyclopedia
includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. From MedLinePlus
* Best Health
Written by the authors of the British Medical Journal, Best Treatments provides basic information and treatment advice on common health conditions.
* Better Health Channel
Health and medical information for consumers, quality assured by the Victorian government (Australia).
* Community & Public Health Christchurch
Fact sheets and overviews on a number of health topics and issues.
* drkoop.com
Features health news, health resources, fitness, mental health, nutrition, first aid, and prevention information. Access medical and pediatric encyclopedias. Symptom information includes common causes, home care, call your health provider if..., and what to expect at your health care provider's office. Site "based on the vision of Dr. C. Everett Koop, the former U.S. Surgeon General."
* Everybody
Written for New Zealanders, Everybody 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.
* Family Doctor
Written by New Zealand health professionals, Family Doctor contains patient's guides, overviews and links for a wide range of health topics.
* Healthwise - Ask Alice
Ask Alice about relationships, nutrition and diet, drugs, sex, alcohol, stress, etc. Questions are submitted anonymously and answered
* Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic's interactive way of providing reliable information to help you manage your health, fitness, nutrition and stress. You'll find a broad range of information on specific diseases and conditions.
* The Merck Manuals
"the world's most widely used general medical text". Source: Merck & Co., Inc.
* The Merck Manual of Medical Information - Home Edition
This edition uses everyday language to present information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Source: Merck & Co., Inc.
* New Zealand Health
Links to New Zealand health information resources