California Poison Control System Answer Book : Commonly-asked Questions about Poisonings and Prevention
Although this book can increase your knowledge about prevention and first aid, it is not intended as a substitute for a call to the Poison Center if you have a problem.
EXTOXNET provides pesticide toxicology and environmental chemistry information as a cooperative effort of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University (where primary files are maintained and archived), Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho.
FDA Poisonous Plant Database
This database contains references to the scientific literature describing studies of the toxic properties and effects of plants and plant parts.
This is an occupational toxicology database designed to link jobs to hazardous job tasks which are linked to occupational diseases and their symptoms. It is a relational database of chemicals, jobs and diseases. Part of the TOXNET system from the National Library of Medicine.
Household Products Database
This database from the National Library of Medicine links over 7,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by the manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients.
MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheets
Find MSDS information on the Internet along with many links.
- Travel Medicine
This web site which is updated daily was created by a physician who specializes in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Tips for Traveling Abroad
The US Department of State provides a thorough list of some quick tips to make your travel easier and safer.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides health information on specific destinations, outbreaks of concern to international travelers, specific diseases that can affect travelers, and vaccination recommendations for travelers of all ages.
2012 Yellow Book
The Yellow Book is published every two years by the CDC as a reference for those who advise international travelers about health risks, though a useful resource for the traveler.
WHO International Travel and Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) presents information which covers certain health hazards to which the traveller may be exposed and indicates the areas in which these hazards are most likely to occur.
- Women's Health
You will find some of the most complete and up-to-date information about breast cancer here.
Breast Cancer Online Patient Information
There is a growing list of sites on the world wide web providing patient-related information on breast cancer.
Find information about gynecologic cancers, Pap tests and ovarian cysts at this site created by a physician.
Health Decision Guide: Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer
The Mayo Clinic created this tool as part of its guide of Diseases and Conditions to inform the women dealing with various treatment options.
Health Decision Guide: Uterine Fibroids
Another well informative Health Decision Tool from the Mayo Clinic.
Healthy Heart Handbook for Women
This handbook from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute tells you why you should be concerned about your own heart health, and what you can do to prevent heart disease. To view this publication you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
For more than 20 years, HealthyWomen has been providing health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.
Imaginis: The Women's Health Resource
Find in-depth information on breast cancer and women's health issues all available on the Internet. Complicated medical terms are explained in everyday language to help you understand options and make informed decisions on prevention and treatment.
The North American Menopause Society NAMS provides this site containing information on menopause, perimenopause, early menopause, menopause symptoms and long-term health effects of estrogen loss, and a wide variety of strategies and therapies to enhance health, including hormone therapy and bioidentical hormones.
The Merck Manual - Home Edition: Women's Health Issues section
Information is presented in simple language in this section on Women's Health Issues.
OBGYN.net Women and Patients
This section of OBGYN.net is the homepage for women or concerned individuals researching or seeking personal healthcare information and treatment options.
Videos for Better Birth "new"
These free video clips and print materials from InJoy Birth & Parenting Education will educate and inform you on how to have the childbirth you want for you and your baby.
A service of the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services it provides a gateway to a wide variety of women’s health-related material developed by HHS, other Federal agencies, and private sector resources.