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Womenshealth.govA project of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The goal of the office is to improve the health of American women. This website provides health information regarding women's issues.
Global Demography of AgingThis website, an initiative of the Department of Population and International Health at Harvard, is a research portal on important themes related to global aging and health, with an emphasis on issues in the developing world.
World Food SituationContains information on the world food situation including commodities, food situation indicators and reports on short and long term market issues.
Mayo ClinicFind health information on hundreds of conditions. Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world.
History of VaccinesMultimedia site including timelines, activities, articles, and a gallery of primary documents.
Foodborne Illness Outbreak DatabaseA searchable database of illness outbreaks caused by food and water contamination, exposure to animals and people already infected. Contains information on outbreaks since 1984. Search by keyword, food type, organization, or date.
Comparing Health Care Quality: A National DirectoryProvides access to publicly available, free reports with information about the process of delivering care (for example, did patients get all the recommended care?), actual outcome for patients (for example, did patients die or have to return to the hospital?), what patients said in surveys about their experience with physicians or hospitals, and/or cost.
The Medical Heritage LibraryA digital collection of medical rare books (10,000+ so far) compiled collaboratively by some of the world's leading medical libraries.
Nursing, History and Health CareThis site serves as a source of historical background information on issues regarding the nursing profession and the provision of nursing care. It addresses a wide range of topics critical to comprehending and broadening our understanding of health care and nursing concerns, including the role of professional nurses, nurse shortages, workplace problems and public health issues.