|BioTech FYI Center - Resources
Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness
- Food Safety and Nutrition
This site from the International Food Information Council contains a wide
variety of information about
nutrition, food safety, additives, allergies, and food biotechnology.
The IFIC guides are written for laypersons, and while in the
main they are a source of good information, they take a definitely
pro-industry stance and tend to gloss
over areas of nutritional or food safety debate: for instance, they argue
that monosodium glutamate is a perfectly safe food additive.
- OnHealth -
This online newsletter provides an abundant amount of information on numerous
topics in medicine; the content is appropriate for both the layperson and the
health professional. Subscription is not required to view the online
- Health World Online -
The HealthWorld Online site is easy to use, and quite informational. This
information is provided in the fields of nutrition, fitness, medical self-care,
wellness, natural health and alternative and complementary medicine. Free
services include free Medline, Today's Healthy News (Daily health newsfeed),
global health calendar, professional referral network, discussion forums,
speaker's network, and a Healthy Update electronic newsletter. This site would
be useful to those individuals interested in alternative medicine and wellness
approaches to health care.
- America's HouseCall Network -
You can get advice from American Academy of Family Physicians and links to over
100 agencies, communitiy chat groups, and physician-moderated chats. The link
to HouseCall Network Librarian can help you find what you are looking for
- HIV Insite -
This comprehensive guide gives state-by-state information on community and
research resources. It also includes epidemiologic and drug treatment
databases, conference announcements, up-to-date treatment guidelines, and
- OncoLink -
This phenomenal site from the University of Pennsylvania provides a wide range
of information about cancer diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research. It
includes information about conferences and clinical trials.
- Arthritis Foundation -
This website provides links to educational materials, current research articles
and research grant descriptions. The home page is also linked to the
foundation's popular publication, Arthritis Today. The indices recent
issues are available for browsing and subscription information is provided. The
foundation also provides links to arthritis information in Spanish.
- Go Ask
Go Ask Alice! is an interactive question and answer service. Alice answers
questions each week about health, generally submitted by students of Columbia
University. The topics covered include sexuality, sexual health, relationships,
general health, fitness/nutrition, emotional well-being, and alcohol/drugs.
- SleepNet -
Everything you ever wanted to know about sleep disorders but were too tired to
- Quackwatch -
This site is dedicated to educating the public about medical quackery. It
includes articles on common health scams, bogus treatments, fads, and unethical
behaviors. You may not agree with everything Dr. Barrett has to say, but this
site is thoughtful, thought-provoking, and an excellent counter to all the
dubious "alternative medicine" sites that have proliferated on the Web.