Other Resources
Academy for Eating Disorders
http://www.aedweb.org/

The Academy for Eating Disorders, established in 1993, exists to foster effective treatment regimens, support and initiate research in the field, and advocate on behalf of patients and eating disorder professionals. The web site offers membership information, conference schedules, newsletters, and a members-only section.

All Allergy
http://allallergy.net/index.html

This Web site has been launched to respond to the need for rapid access to all allergy and intolerance resources on the World Wide Web

Allergy and Asthma Network
http://www.aanma.org/

AAN-MA is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to help families maintain control of asthma, allergies, and related conditions. This website provides information on symptoms, treatment, research, and more.

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/

The home page of the American Academy of Pediatrics includes information on the history of the Academy, its membership, research, advocacy and continuing education programs, publications, and services. The site also provides resources for families, such as educational brochures, immunization schedules, and a pediatrician referral service.

American Association for Cancer Research
http://www.aacr.org/

The home page of the American Association for Cancer Research presents information on organizational structure, meetings (including searchable abstracts), special conferences, newsletters, journals, awards, and fellowships. It also has a public education area that includes FAQs, research funding information, and action alerts.

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org/main/application/commercewf

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org/

The American Heart Association is made up of over 4 million volunteers in all 50 states working to fight cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Their efforts include research, public and professional education and community programs.

American Medical Association
http://www.ama-assn.org/

AMA maintains the development and promotion of standards in medical practice, research and education. Its main purpose is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

American Obesity Association
http://www.obesity.org/

Here you will find what we think is the most comprehensive site on obesity and overweight on the Internet.

American Pediatric Society - Society for Pediatric Research
http://www.aps-spr.org/

The joint web site of the American Pediatric Society - Society for Pediatric Research (ASP-SPR) features several resources for pediatricians and clinical researchers. Users will find tables of contents and abstracts from the journal Pediatric Research, links to regional societies, and public policy information. An extensive portion of the site is devoted to pediatric medical research, including investigator awards, the scientist development program, and the Multicenter Clinical Studies Program, which provides seed money in order to promote and expedite pediatric clinical research. Access to the members' and affiliated institutions' directories is restricted to members only.

American Public Health Association
http://www.apha.org/

The web site of the American Public Health Association presents organizational information as well as updates on the Association's advocacy and legislative activities. The site also contains news and information on membership, meetings, publications, and links to other public health resources on the Internet.

Association for the Study of Obesity
http://www.aso.org.uk/portal.asp

The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) was founded in 1967 and is the UK's foremost organisation dedicated to the understanding and treatment of obesity.

Bad Bug Book
http://www.fda.gov/food/foodsafety/foodborneillness/foodborneillnessfoodbornepathogensnaturaltoxins/badbugbook/default.htm

The Bad Bug Book is an online reference manual on foodborne illnesses, and includes the agents, associated foods, course of disease, susceptible populations, and history of recent outbreaks. This reference covers pathogenic bacteria, enterovirulent E. coli, parasitic protozoa and worms, viruses, natural toxins, and prions. References are given and links are provided to relevant Entrez abstracts and GenBank loci.

BIOME - Guide to Internet Resources in the Health and Life Sciences
http://biome.ac.uk/

Funded by the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) through the Resource Discovery Network, BIOME is a collection of gateways that provides access to evaluated, quality Internet resources in the health and life sciences. BIOME consists of several separate linked gateways covering different subjects: OMNI (Organizing Medical Networked Information), covering health and medicine; VetGate, covering animal health; BioResearch, covering the biological and biomedical sciences; Natural Selection, covering botany, zoology, paleontology, ecology, and environmental science; AgriFor, covering agriculture, food, and forestry; and NMAP, covering nursing, midwifery, and allied health professions. In addition, the Wellcome Library's psi-com, MedHist, and AHIS gateways, covering public engagement with science, medical history, and animal health information, respectively, are searchable through BIOME. Users can search these gateways individually or in combination. BIOME records include hyperlinked keywords, and resource annotations that clearly describe each site, its publisher, and its intended audience. The BIOME web site also includes tutorials on finding and making use of Internet resources in various subject areas, as well as guidelines used for selecting sites for inclusion in the BIOME collection. Its broad range of covered subjects, vast quantity of included resources, and intelligent writing and design elements, make BIOME one of the most useful science portal sites on the Internet.

BioMedNet
http://www.bmn.com/

BioMedNet is owned by Elsevier Science and is part of the Reed Elsevier group of companies. BioMedNet is the website for biological medical researchers.

Blonz Guide to Nutrition, Food & Health Resources
http://blonz.com/

This web site offers virtual libraries, compiled by a nutrition Ph.D., on nutrition, food, fitness, wellness, and academic departments of nutrition. The site also contains less complete and somewhat more idiosyncratic web resource lists for government agencies, sustainable agriculture sites, medical publications, and other periodicals. A web page with an extensive suite of search engine interfaces is also available. The site also provides a link to an ask-an-expert service by the author, with archives.

Body Mass Index (BMI)
http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

Your Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measurement used by doctors to determine if your weight is affecting your health and how much weight you need to lose.

British Diabetic Association
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/home.htm

BDA, founded in 1934, was the first medical self-help charity in Britain and aims to help and care for people with diabetes, to represent and campaign for their interests and to fund research into diabetes.

British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
http://www.bsped.org.uk/

The British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is dedicated to the promotion of research and the advancement of education in pediatric endocrinology and related subjects. The home page of the Society offers information on its history as well as an online version of its constitution. The site also features conference information and schedules; a bulletin board; patient information and fact sheets on pediatric metabolic disorders; the Society suggestion box; links to related online resources; treatment guidelines; and a syllabus and other information on training in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes. Members of the Society have access to additional sections of the site, including a membership list and minutes of meetings.

Cancer Statistics
http://www.bsped.org.uk/

The ACS tracks cancer occurrence, including the number of deaths, cases, and how long people survive after diagnosis. ACS also tracks data regarding behaviors that influence the risk of developing cancer and the use of screening tests.

CDC : Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/foodborne/index.htm

The Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch focuses on the control and prevention of bacterial foodborne and diarrheal diseases, to prevent illness, disability and death. The Branch does this by conducting surveillance, by investigating outbreaks, through applied research, and by consulting with state health departments, food safety regulatory agencies, and health authorities around the world.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/

This is the home page of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site presents information on the overall organization and the activities of its eleven centers, institutes, and offices. The site also features topical information (e.g., smallpox vaccination) that focuses on health issues of importance to the general public.

ChildStats.gov
http://www.childstats.gov/

ChildStats.gov is the official web site of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, an organization that collects and reports data gathered by a broad array of government agencies and offices. ChildStats.gov provides access to federal and state statistics on issues including children's economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. Users can download PDF versions of (or order) reports such as "America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being" and "Nurturing Fatherhood."

Clinical Trials.gov
http://clinicaltrials.gov/

The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.

ClinicalStudyResults.org
http://www.clinicalstudyresults.org/

The ClinicalStudyResults.org site is a central, widely accessible, web-based repository for clinical study results in a reader-friendly, standardized format.

Combined Health Information Database
http://chid.nih.gov/

CHID is a database produced by several health-related agencies of the Federal Government (US); covers health information and health education resources.

Euro growth
http://www.euro-growth.org

Interactive Internet version of program for monitoring the growth of children.

European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
http://www.espghan.org

ESPGHAN (European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) is a professional and scientific society which seeks to influence the standards of care for patients and their families wherever they work. They consolidate roles in setting standards for education, training and clinical excellence within Europe by building on friendship and collaboration to develop clinical and research networks, to strengthen links with basic science and adult and paediatric societies internationally. The website provides information on Key Activities of the Society, Scientific and Research information including Guidelines, information on Summer Schools and Young Investigator programmes, extensive award opportunities and membership information.

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
http://www.foodallergy.org/

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) was established in 1991. FAAN's membership now stands at more than 25,000 worldwide and includes families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff, representatives from government agencies, and the food and pharmaceutical industries. FAAN serves as the communication link between the patient and others.

Food Allergy (by Food Standards Agency)
http://www.foodstandards.gov.uk/healthiereating/allergyintol/

Find out about what causes food intolerance, including food allergy, the symptoms and treatment, and the work the Agency is doing in this area.

French Institute of Health and Medical Research - INSERM
http://www-inserm.u-strasbg.fr/servcom/servcom.nsf

The French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) is a public scientific and technological organization. Overseen jointly by the French Ministries of Research and Health, INSERM's vocation is to promote health for all.

GIN Health-Information-Net - Austria
http://gin.uibk.ac.at/

Health-Information-Net, based in Innsbruck, Austria, provides information about nutrition in general with emphasis on sports nutrition.

Health Canada Nutrition
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpfb-dgpsa/onpp-bppn/index_e.html

This site provides a comprehensive overview of Canada's national nutrition policies and resources.

Healthatoz - The Search Engine for Health and Medicine
http://www.healthatoz.com/

HealthAtoZ is a comprehensive, well-integrated health and medical resource developed by healthcare professionals. HealthAtoZ's aim is to partner with consumers so that every individual and family can better manage their health.

HealthWeb
http://healthweb.org/

HealthWeb is a collaborative project of the health sciences libraries of the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and those of the Committee for Institutional Cooperation. Currently there are over twenty actively participating member libraries.

Healthy People 2020
http://www.healthypeople.gov/

Initiated by the federal government, Healthy People 2020 is a preventive health agenda for the US that aims to reduce disparities in health among different population groups, increase years of healthy life, and achieve access to preventive health services. The web site provides an overview of the Healthy People project since 1979, press releases, a review of Healthy People 2000 (downloadable in PDF), issue briefs for local and state health officials, and information on public comments. The site also offers links to other web resources, including Healthy People 2000.

InfoAging.org
http://www.infoaging.org/

Lauched by AFAR in 2000 and supported by a generous educational grant from Pfizer Inc., Infoaging.org is dedicated to providing the knowledge we all need to live healthier, longer lives. The site delivers the latest research-based information on a wide range of age-related diseases, conditions, issues, features, and news.

International Obesity Task Force
http://www.iotf.org/

The International Obesity Task Force web site presents articles on the incidence, prevalence, co-morbidity, health consequences, and economic costs of obesity and the benefits of weight loss. An online newsletter, press releases, working group reports, and research news are also available. In addition, the site provides links to professional and patient-oriented web resources on obesity world wide.

International Pediatric Association
http://www.ipa-world.org

The home page of the International Pediatric Association features profiles of member societies as well as individual pediatricians. The site also provides organizational and structural information, upcoming meetings and other news, publications and contact information, and links to related web resources.

International Postgraduate Organization For Knowledge Transfer Research and Teaching Excellent Students (IPOKRaTES) Foundation.
http://www.ipokrates.info/

IPOKRaTES is an international, non profit, non governmental foundation. IPOKRaTES which strives to provide the best possible postgraduate education in the field of biomedical sciences in form of seminars, which are held by most distinguished experts in their field. IPOKRaTES seminars are offered mainly in the fields of pediatrics & neonatology, but also in adult medicine.

IPOKRaTES Cooperating Partners & Sponsors

IPOKRaTES Foundation Cooperating Partners include – Drager, Nestle Nutrition Institute (NNI), Heinen + Lowenstein and Elsevier

Ketogenic Diet
http://www.stanford.edu/group/ketodiet/

Ketogenic diet is a special method of treating epilepsy (seizure disorders). This Web Site was created by the Pediatric Neurology Division at Stanford University School of Medicine to facilitate communication between health care providers who are using the ketogenic diet to treat epilepsy.

Mayo Clinic Health
http://www.mayoclinic.com/index.cfm

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit institution with over 100 years of experience in patient care, medical research and education. This website outlines the purpose and history of Mayo Clinic, and provides health information.

MedicalConferences.com
http://www.medicalconferences.com/

MedicalConferences.com is a commercial web site with a database of more than 7000 medical conferences and CME events that offers free searching for healthcare professionals and free listings for conference organizers. The site is supported by advertisers in the fields of medical industry supply, pharmaceutical/healthcare, and travel/hospitality and is updated daily.

Medline Plus Health Information : Allergy
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/allergy.html

MEDLINEplus is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date.

Medline Plus Health Information : Antioxidants
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/antioxidants.html

Medline Plus Health Information : Cancer
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancergeneral.html

MEDLINEplus is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date.

Medline Plus Health Information : Cholesterol
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cholesterol.html

Medline Plus Health Information : Diabetes
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetes.html

MEDLINEplus is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date.

Medline Plus Health Information : Diarrheal
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diarrhea.html

MEDLINEplus is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date.

Medline Plus Health Information : Eating Disorders
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/eatingdisorders.html

Medline Plus Health Information : Obesity
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/obesity.html

MEDLINEplus is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date

Medline Plus Health Information : Rickets
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rickets.html

Medline Plus Helath Information : Food Allergy
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/foodallergy.html

MEDLINEplus is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up to date

MedWeb
http://www.medweb.emory.edu/MedWeb/

MedWeb is a catalog of biomedical and health related web sites maintained by the staff of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at Emory University. MedWeb's primary audience is the academic and research community at Emory.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy - Seventeenth Edition
http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual/

This free online version of the seventeenth edition of the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy contains 23 sections and more than 300 chapters on a comprehensive array of diseases, symptoms, and treatments. A search functions easily retrieves information, and internal links between chapters help connect related conditions.

Mini Nutritional Assessment
http://www.nestleclinicalnutrition.com/frameset_solutions_mna.html

The MNA® is an assessment tool that can identify geriatric patients at risk of malnutrition. Instead of resorting to blood tests to screen and monitor an elderly person's nutritional status, health professionals are resorting to a pen and paper - and now, a computer! Developed by the Nestlé Research Center, in collaboration with hospital clinicians, the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is comprised of 15 questions, and four anthropometric measures, that can quickly and effectively measure the malnutrition risk of an elderly patient. This innovative clinical evaluation has been validated in studies both in the United States and internationally.

MNA Elderly
http://www.mna-elderly.com

The MNA is an assessment tool for identification of geriatric patients at risk of malnutrition.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) web site provides weekly summaries of infectious and chronic disease statistics in the form of searchable tables, charts, and reports. All MMWR issues are also available in PDF format, and a search function allows users to research according to volume, issue, or date. The site offers fact sheets on topics ranging from asthma to school violence; reports on trends in disease morbidity and mortality; links to US departments of health; links to health bulletins from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America; and registration information about the MMWR continuing medical education program. Users may sign up to receive free MMWR e-mail notifications and order the comprehensive MMWR CD-ROM, which includes epidemiological software and the electronic print journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. The site also provides instructions on how to order print and electronic versions of MMWR.

Multilingual Glossary of technical and popular medical terms in nine European Languages
http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/welcome.html

This project was commissioned by The EuropeanCommission(DG III) and executed by Heymans Institute of Pharmacology and Mercator School, Department of applied Linguistics.

National Cancer Institute
http://cancer.gov/

The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/

The National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, under the auspices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seeks to prevent death and disability from chronic diseases and promote healthy personal behavior. The web site provides information and statistics for policy makers, researchers, and clinicians to use for the purposes of consumer education and report writing. The site also identifies the Center's programs and activities in the areas of education and prevention.

National Center for Environmental Health
http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/

The National Center for Environmental Health seeks to prevent illness, disability, and death caused by interactions with the environment. The web site includes information on the following topics: respiratory health, mental retardation, birth defects, developmental disabilities, bio-monitoring, lead poisoning, carbon monoxide poisoning, chemical agent exposure, sanitation, natural disaster safety, exposure to the elements, hearing loss and low vision, molds in the environment, and water quality.

National Center for Health Statistics
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

The National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the main vital and health statistics collection agency of the US government. NCHS's web site contains statistics on US births, marriages, deaths, and diseases, among other topics. Comprehensive reports are available to download via PDF, and an index of "FASTATS" offers quick statistical snapshots of events ranging from accidents to whooping cough. The site also features aging initiatives, research and development resources, and a Data Warehouse, which contains tabulated and micro-data on a variety of public health topics.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
http://www.guideline.gov/index.asp

The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC), created by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is a federal database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. Users may search the site or browse by disease or condition, treatment or intervention, and organization. A guideline comparison function enables visitors to view different organizations' recommendations side-by-side, and links to full-text guidelines are available for some topics. The web site also offers an electronic forum for discussing clinical practice guidelines, as well as annotated bibliographies regarding developmental methodology.

National Health Information Center (NHIC)
http://www.health.gov/nhic/

The National Health Information Center (NHIC) is a health information referral service established in 1979 by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) to help professionals and the general public locate health information.

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

The home page of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health, presents news and organizational information. The site features a searchable database of clinical trials being conducted at the NIH, as well as provides information on funding and employment opportunities and on NICHD research programs. In addition, the site offers other resources such as publications, contact information, and links to related web pages.

National Institute on Aging
http://www.nia.nih.gov/

The web site of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, presents information on this institute's biomedical, social, and behavioral research activities and public education initiatives pertaining to aging and the well-being of the elderly. The site includes news, press releases, and conference and workshop announcements; intra- and extramural research program information; NIA publications and other health information; and details of training, funding and employment opportunities. Additional resources on this searchable site include information on the National Advisory Council on Aging, online editions of the Work Group on Minority Aging newsletter, and numerous annotated links to relevant web sites.

National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov/

Comprising 24 separate institutes, centres and divisions, the NIH (National Institutes of Health) is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service which, in turn, is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institutes of Health : Health information
http://www.health.nih.gov/

The NIH Health Information page provides access to Institute and Center resources based on scientific investigation

National Institutes of Health : Obesity Research
http://obesityresearch.nih.gov/

This website presents information about NIH-supported research to facilitate progress towards obesity prevention and treatment. Through its research mission, the NIH seeks to identify genetic, behavioral, and environmental causes of obesity; to understand how obesity leads to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other serious health problems; and to build on basic and clinical research findings to develop and study innovative prevention and treatment strategies

National Institutes of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bones Diseases National Resource Center
http://www.osteo.org/

The National Resource Center, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health (NIH), provides patients, health professionals, and the public with an important link to resources and information on metabolic bone diseases, including osteoporosis, Paget's disease of the bone, osteogenesis imperfecta, and hyperparathyroidism.

National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

The National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health & Human Services, is the world's largest medical library, comprising some 5.8 million items. Items and services include databases; collections of old and rare medical works; research and development; grant programs; software; and outreach, current awareness, and telemedicine related programs.

National Network for Child Care
http://cyfernet.ces.ncsu.edu/cyfdb/browse_2pageAnncc.php?subcat=Nutrition+and+Diet&search=NNCC&searc

an Internet source of over 1000 publications and resources related to child care. Publications are research-based and reviewed.

Natural Health Food - Germany
http://www.naturkost.de/

Naturkost.de provides a wide range of information about diet, nutrition and healthy living with articles dealing with natural health food, healthy nutrition, ecological agriculture etc.

Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa
http://www.nnia.org/

Internet site of the Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa

Netherlands Nutrition Centre
http://www.voedingscentrum.nl/

An independent non-profit organisation created mainly for consumers and patients as a forum for questions on food and eating in relation to health, quality and safety.

New York Academy of Medicine
http://www.nyam.org/

The New York Academy of Medicine, founded in 1847, offers research, education, and advocacy toward the goal of enhancing the health of disadvantaged urban populations. The web site offers information about the academy's medical library -- one of the world's largest privately owned -- and links to fellowships, grants, publications, and events associated with the academy.

NIH Office of Research on Women's Health
http://www4.od.nih.gov/orwh/

Established in 1990 under the US National Institutes of Health, the Office of Research on Women's Health provides researchers and the general public with information pertaining to biomedical and behavioral research for women. ORWH's web site contains resources for women in biomedical careers, clinical trial information, indexed links for consumers and researchers, a publications order form, and archived videos of past ORWH seminar series. Researchers can download the "Outreach Notebook for the NIH Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical Research," a guide to NIH research policies.

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
http://www.naspghan.org/

The home page of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) presents position papers; disease information; and a patient/professional compendium, which offers a topical directory of organizations specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions. In addition, this searchable site has resources for professionals, including a members-only area, conference schedules, employment opportunities, and links to relevant gastroenterology web sites.

Nutripro Nestlé
http://www.nutripro.nestle.fr/

The importance of nutrition at all stages of life (in French only)

Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
http://www.mic.ki.se/Diseases/c18.html

This Website is maintained by Karolinska Institute, which is one of Europe's largest medical universities.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
http://www.osha.gov/

The web site of the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) presents a variety of resources, including organizational information, regulations, press releases, outreach activities, and event updates. It also offers categorized links to practical, technical information related to workplace safety and health issues, as well as to OSHA statistical and inspection data, manuals, directives, compliance assistance materials, and other publications. In addition, the site provides links to state plan information, training and employment opportunities, and a section on joint US-European Union cooperation in the area of occupational safety and health (with links to relevant EU counterpart information).

Oncolink
http://cancer.med.upenn.edu/

OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. Recent changes have been made to OncoLink to update the look and feel of our site.

PEDBASE - Pediatric Database
http://www.icondata.com/health/pedbase/

The Pediatric Database (PEDBASE) is an HTML database of more than 500 childhood diseases, synthesized from several sources in the medical literature, and browseable in alphabetical order only. Entries contain one or more of the following elements: definition of the condition or disorder, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, investigations, management, and related web sites. Each description indicates the relevant medical discipline (by a three-letter abbreviation) and date of last revision. A shareware version of the database also is available for downloading.

ProtAll
http://www.ifr.bbsrc.ac.uk/protall/

This database contains biochemical and clinical information about plant food allergens involved in classical IgE-induced hypersensitivity reactions about 77 allergens from 48 plant species. There are many foods for which a case history of an allergic reaction has been reported for which the allergens responsible have not been described. These are not included in the database.

Royal Society of Medicine
http://www.roysocmed.ac.uk/

The Royal Society of Medicine is a British professional academic organization for physicians, medical students, and allied health care professionals. RSM's web site offers membership information, links to related web resources, RSM employment opportunities, and information regarding RSM library procedures and continuing educational activities (meetings, courses, and conferences). There is also a link to the organization's official publication, The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Salt - Watch It
http://www.salt.gov.uk/

This site has been created by the Food Standards Agency to support its salt campaign. The aim of the campaign is to save lives, by reducing the amount of salt people eat. Too much salt can raise your blood pressure, which increases your chances of developing heart disease and stroke.

Supplement Information
http://www.mayoclinic.com/findinformation/druginformation/index.cfm

Look up herb, vitamin and other supplement information from Natural Standard.

TOXNET - Toxicology Data Network
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/

TOXNET, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is a cluster of databases containing a wide variety of information on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. Databases include factual toxicology information, bibliographic material, chemical structures, and toxic release inventories. Some of the many areas covered include human and animal toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, reproductive toxicology, and environmental toxicology.

US Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/

The US Department of Health and Human Services web site offers links to the numerous operating divisions it oversees and information on the more than 300 programs under its auspices. Populations and topics included are medical and social science research; infectious disease control; food and drug safety; health insurance for the elderly, indigenous peoples, and those with low incomes; child support enforcement; public health initiatives; and child abuse and domestic violence prevention.

US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/

The US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is responsible for ensuring that chemicals sold and used in the US do not pose adverse health or environmental risks. The OPPT web site organizes information offered into the following headings: concerned citizens, kids, databases and software, projects and programs, publications, and information resources. Children can access the Learn About Chemicals Around Your House interactive page, while their parents can learn about related home, family, and workplace issues. Publications are listed by type, subject, or user category, and the information resources include clearinghouses, hotlines, dockets, libraries, and links to EPA databases and software.

Virtual Encyclopedia : Health and Nutrition (RefDesk)
http://www.refdesk.com/health.html

Refdesk is about indexing quality Internet sites and assisting visitors in navigating these sites.

Virtual Public Health Center
http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/HSG/PHealth.html

This site is an extensive library collecting information and resources that relate to general and internal medicine. Among these resources are links to multimedia teaching files and tutorials, databases, multimedia case studies, movies, multimedia courses/textbooks, and reference works (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, and directories).

WHO/OMS - World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/en/

This is the official home page of the World Health Organization (WHO), an agency of the United Nations, which promotes and coordinates international efforts regarding health services, emergency aid, and the prevention and control of disease. The site contains reports, news, health topics, and general information about the organization.

WWW Virtual Library - Public Health
http://www.ldb.org/vl/

This Virtual Library offers a collection of links to web sites on public health. The links may be browsed by geography (continent and country) or by selected subject. The topical index contains 85 subject categories and close to 1,500 links. In addition, the site provides links to a broad range of related web sites, other Virtual Libraries, and access to the International Medical Libraries Web Ring, of which this site is a member.