SITES FOR THE MONTH - April 2000
For this month I have selected a few sites that might interest you.
The Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients. The goal of the Virtual Hospital digital library is to make the Internet a useful medical reference and health promotion tool for health care providers and patients. The Virtual Hospital digital library contains hundreds of books and brochures for health care providers and patients.
The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was founded in 1973 by two families who lost children to brain tumors. They vowed to find answers through research. Today, ABTA is a global organization making major strides by funding brain tumor research and providing the information patients need to make educated decisions about their healthcare. Examples of what one can find here includes
Extensive text and diagrams about the diagnosis, treatment, and effects of the many types of brain tumors
Definitions as well as pronunciations
Search clinical trial databases to learn about the newest research treatments
Offers online access to neuro-oncology and cancer journals.
Cancer information from National Cancer Institute ( http://www.nci.nih.gov/ ) Check out the PDQ site. PDQ, NCI's comprehensive cancer database, contains peer-reviewed summaries on cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive care; a registry of approximately 1,800 open and 10,300 closed cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of physicians, professionals who provide genetics services, and organizations that provide cancer care.
Has undergone extensive renovation and provides links among others to
- MEDLINE - References and abstracts from 4300 biomedical journals
- MEDLINEplus - Find answers to your health questions
- ClinicalTrials.gov - Provides information for patients about clinical research studies
- HIV/AIDS facts, tutorials, clinical trials, etc. provided by Specialized Information Services
- BioethicsLine for ethics and related public policy issues in health care and biomedical research
U.S Food and Drug Administrative site.
Please note "Matters described in FDA warning letters may have been subject to subsequent interaction between FDA and the recipient of the letter that may have changed the regulatory status of the issues discussed in the letter."
Thinking of buying prescription or over-the-counter drugs online? Is it safe? How can you tell if a Website that sells medical products is legitimate? What is FDA doing to stop sites that are breaking the law? What should you do before you buy medical products online?
The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), assures that safe and effective drugs are available to the American people.
The Journal as the name suggest is on Emerging infectious disease. An interesting article "Rumors of Disease in the Global Village: Outbreak Verification" by Thomas W. Grein, et al. ( http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol6no2/grein.htm ) is worth reading.
A must visit site for serious clinical researchers.
If you want the news on your desktop and not on your desk!
This is a directory of museums, galleries and memorials in Malaysia. Never thought someone would take the trouble to collate all the information and place it on the web. Gives you contact numbers, addresses, opening time, etc..
Hoax warnings are typically scare alerts started by malicious people - and passed on by innocent users who think they are helping the community by spreading the warning. Check this site when you get your next questionable email before forwarding it. Another site for information is "Don't spread that hoax!" ( http://www.nonprofit.net/hoax/ )
With that I let your "mouse" or your "keyboard" do the "talking".
Till next month, "Happy Surfing".
Cyberdoc ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
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