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View Resource International AIDS Conference Begins with Dire Projections, Political Controversy

The thirteenth annual International Conference on AIDS is being held this week in Durban, South Africa -- a nation in which one in five inhabitants are said to be infected with the AIDS virus. Controversy swirled around the conference's opening Sunday as keynote speaker, South African president Thabo Mbeki, failed to recant his suspicion expressed last week that HIV was not the determinant cause...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/ss/2000/0711
View Resource The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Home Medical Guide

The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons provides the Third Revised Edition of this resource, originally published in 1985. The book is divided into 34 chapters in six major sections: using the health care system; wellness; symptoms; first aid; treatment and prevention; and proper use of medications. Chapters include understandable explanations of the topic, and selective...

http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/patient-care
View Resource NOVA: Killer Disease on Campus

The online companion to the recently-aired NOVA documentary from PBS, this Web site addresses the alarming rise in the incidence of meningococcal disease in the past ten years, especially on college campuses. The site's main features include a young woman's story about her battle with the disease, an animated depiction of how meningococcal bacteria attack the human body, an interview with the...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/meningitis/
View Resource Cancer Statistics, 2003

This Web site contains a recent report on cancer statistics prepared by the American Cancer Society (ACS) that uses incidence data from the National Cancer Institute and mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The report offers "an up-to-date perspective on the occurrence of cancer" in the United States, including cancer frequency, incidence, mortality, and survival...

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/action/cookieAbsent
View Resource The Lupus Site

This Web site, run independently by Joanne Forshaw of Wigan, England, offers an extensive, online information resource on the autoimmune disease lupus. Readers will find over 150 pages of clear and current information about lupus, covering symptoms, treatment, diagnosis and tests, complementary therapies, related news, and much more. The FAQ page is a good starting point for exploring the site....

http://www.thelupussite.com/
View Resource The National Academies Press: Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smallpox Vaccination Program

This electronic book from the National Academies Press (NAP) presents recommendations to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from the Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation. The committee -- members of the Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine -- focuses on two main issues: Considerations for next steps in the pre-event vaccination program, and...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10714/chapter/1
View Resource CUREtoday.com: Cancer Updates, Research, and Education

CUREtoday.com is the online version of CURE: Cancer Updates, Research & Education. CURE provides individuals coping with cancer and blood disorders with "scientific information in an easy-to-understand format," published quarterly by the Cancer Information Group. The Web site now features the 5th issue of CURE -- this and all previous issues are available free of charge. The current issue...

https://www.curetoday.com/
View Resource Prions

The following websites provide a quick review of prion research in the news. Prions, short for "proteinaceous infectious particles," are responsible for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), mad cow disease, scrapie disease, chronic wasting disease, and other deadly brain diseases. The first website, a Science Update from the journal _Nature_, reports on an intriguing study published earlier this year...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2003/1126
View Resource i-medicine.info: Diseases Database

From i-medicine.info, the Diseases Database provides a useful reference service for medical practitioners and researchers. The Database website offers a cross-referenced index and search portal that cover such topical areas as Symptoms and Signs, General Internal Medical Disorders, Drugs and Medications, Congenital and Inherited Disorders, and more. The Diseases Database index is modeled after a...

http://www.diseasesdatabase.com/content.asp
View Resource Your Disease Risk

The Harvard School of Public Health is renowned for its fine outreach programs, and in recent years has also initiated a strong online presence. That presence includes this well-designed site (created by the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention) which allows users to determine their potential risks for various diseases, including diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, and strokes. By answering a few...

https://siteman.wustl.edu/prevention/ydr/
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