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Advertising Standards Authority

All trials — a compendium of ongoing clinical trials

American Council on Science and Health

Angular cheilitis help Information about angular cheilitis, treatments that may work and those that do not

Association of Cancer Online Resources

Avert — averting HIV and AIDS. Information about fake AIDS “cures”


Bandolier — on-line journal of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford: Cochrane collaboration

BioMedSearch — a search engine that contains all PubMed/MedLine publications, plus additional journals and a collection of theses and dissertations that are not available elsewhere

Birth defects

Birth injury guide

Brain Basics: Preventing Stroke

Breast feeding — the evidence: Dr Caroline Jay’s website


Clinical Research focus — the journal of the Institute of Clinical Research

Committee on Publication Ethics

Consumer Justice Foundation

CSICOP Committee for the Scientific Investigation of the Paranormal


DC’s Improbable Science page

Department of Health (UK)

Dr Chris Cates’ EBM Website

Drug3k — Online Drug Encyclopedia — Prescription medication information for consumers


ebm-first — what alternative health practitioners might not tell you

EMEA European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products

Equator network — the resource centre for good reporting of health research studies


FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN

Food and Nutrition Information Center, US Dept of Agriculture


General Chiropractic Council

General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapies

Glasgow Evidence-Based Medicine Society — a medical student society at the University of Glasgow that hosts interactive teaching workshops and runs a mentorship programme


Healthy Skepticism — a global organisation that aims to improve health by reducing harm from misleading health information



Information is beautiful — a very informative site linking to the scientific evidence for the efficacy or lack of efficacy of nutritional supplements


James Lind Library, authoritative, accessible and documents the evolution of fair tests

James Randi’s home page (James Randi demolished Benveniste’s Nature paper on the memory of water)



Les Rose’s blog on evidence-based medicine


Medico-Legal Society

Medline — access to Medline from the US National Library of Medicine

Medtrials — information about current clinical trials in UK and how to apply to be a volunteer

Mesothelioma Group

Mesothelioma guide

Mesothelioma help

Mesothelioma information

Mesothelioma statistics and facts — The Mesothelioma Center offers the most comprehensive and current information on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma symptoms

Museum of Questionable Medical Devices


National Council Against Health Fraud (USA)

National Diabetes Education Program

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

NHS Direct Online — UK Government site providing advice and information about illnesses

Nightingale collaboration — challenging misleading healthcare claims — a wealth of information about evidence-based medicine

Nursing as a career

Nursing explorer — about careers in nursing (mainly USA-based)



Patient helplines — lists phone numbers for patient helplines and leaflets

Patient protect — an organisation dedicated to the prevention of neglect and incompetence in our health service

Pleural mesothelioma information

Drug3k Online Drug Encyclopedia — Prescription medication information for consumers

Psychology careers



Quackwatch — includes links to a large number of sites for medical information


Recalls of medical and other products

Registered Nurse Schools Guide

Research Autism — a UK charity exclusively dedicated to research into interventions in autism


Science in Medicine — an Australian website devoted to science in medicine

Sense about Science

Skeptics Dictionary

Snopes — a catalogue of urban myths and email hoaxes

Social Issues Research Centre


TRIP database — a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice


US National Prevention Strategy: Plan for Better Health & Wellness



What’s the harm

WHO — World Health Organisation

Women’s nutrition for health



Your treatment choices — an independent website about clinical trials


HealthWatch issues occasional Position Papers to provide independent, accessible evidence from experts in medical controversies where there have been conflicting or confusing claims.

Confiance and Magnesium-OK

The placebo effect

Screening and checkups for healthy adults

Direct to consumer advertising of prescription medicines

Vitamin supplements

The EC Clinical Trials Directive

Designing Clinical Trials

Trans-fatty acids

Regulation of homeopathic medicines in the UK

Functional foods


Dangerous diets

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