Current Research & News
This is a Consumer Health Feed for free full-text consumer health information from PubMed (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
Canadian Health Record Association
Canadian College of Health Record Administrators
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) is a Full Text database containing critical assessments of systematic reviews from a variety of medical journals. DARE is produced by the expert reviewers and information staff of the National Health Services' Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (NHS CRD) at the University of York, England, and consists of structured abstracts of systematic reviews from all over the world. DARE records cover topics such as diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening, and treatment.
Links to a variety of Canadian Allied Health professional associations.
Helpful patient education resource, provides clear, colorful, and effective diagrams of the human torso, brain and ear, as well as of the circulatory, endocrine, female reproductive, nervous and respiratory systems, and more.
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) fact sheets give a current overview of individual vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements.
Health of Canadians - The Federal Role [Kirby Report. Volume 6: Recommendations]
392 pages on accountability, efficiency, primary care reform, timely access, and funding of health care.
Submission to the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada - Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
21 pages. A submission to the Romanow Report covering inadequacies of the Canada Health Act, public and private funding, promoting evidence-based practice, etc.
12 pages, the Executive Report provides a quick read of the major points covered in the 392 page Romanow Report.
In Meeting Psychosocial Needs of Women with Breast Cancer, the National Cancer Policy Board of the Institute of Medicine examines the psychosocial consequences of the cancer experience. The book focuses specifically on breast cancer in women because this group has the largest survivor population (over 2 million) and this disease is the most extensively studied cancer from the standpoint of psychosocial effects. Selected for general reading by reference librarian, Lee Ann Bryant.
Created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS). You can search for online information from many different federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). has also created a National Women's Health Information Centre.
This site offers the latest in research, prevention and treatment, with an emphasis on early detection and dispelling common myths.
This site is a collaborative project of four New York organizations including the City University of New York and the New York Public Library. It is committed to providing relevant, unbiased, and accurate consumer health information to an underserved population. Available in both Spanish and English, the site has information on topics ranging from aging to diabetes to patient rights.
CancerLynx bills itself as an online zine for cancer patients and professionals.
The contents of this site are excerpts from the Breast Cancer Action newsletter. Breast Cancer Action is a grassroots group: ordinary people who, by educating themselves on the facts and the issues related to breast cancer, have empowered themselves and others to create needed change. Their mandate is to empowering women and men to participate fully in decisions about diagnosis and treatment, and to the precautionary principle of public health - first, do no harm.
Judy Norris, of the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta,has compiled a useful collection of resources for subscribers to NURSENET, the generalist listserv for nursing.
Onconurse.com provides fact sheets and other resources related to patient education.
The Imaginis.com Breast Health Newsletter is a free service, published every week and delivered to subscribers via email.
Includes links to a Guide to InterNet Resources for Cancer, Guide to Medical Terminology and Cancer, Cancer GeneticsWeb, Children's Cancer Web.
Links from Cancer Index to conferences and meetings.
From Doctor's Guide -- links to international conferences on oncology.
Provides access to topics on cancer.
The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Resource Center, provides cancer information to patients, their families, and healthcare providers. Includes descriptions of various cancers, diagnostic tests, and treatments.
A commercial site but with some very good information including information sheets, clinical trials, support groups, news and articles. Also provides survivor stories, reader polls, and information on naturopathy, nutrition and support.
The Medscape site offers full-text, peer-reviewed articles, literature reviews, and medical news "for health professionals and interested consumers."
The aim and focus of the Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition is to ensure that primary cancer prevention (stopping cancer before it starts) - ranks equally with efforts to treat and cure this disease. Includes a link to the Breast Cancer Risk Calculator, which estimates a woman's chance of getting breast cancer.
Artemis is Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Treatment Centre's e-zine with a wide range of information and links.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is involved in research, education, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Although the site has a number of links to corporate sponsors, it has valuable information on breast cancer research and education, the chat rooms and the calendar of educational and fundraising events.
The Cancer Resource Center offers information on the nature of cancer, its causes, and risk factors, the latest strategies for prevention and early detection, new diagnostic techniques, and the latest treatment options. It also provides information about alternative and complementary methods. For newly diagnosed patients the Cancer Profiler can provide information on treatment decisions.
Provides information to patients, researchers, and health care providers; and maintains the Cancer Information Database for patients.
This user friendly site voices the unique concerns and needs of people living with breast cancer. Their goal is to change the legacy of breast cancer through networking, support, education and research.
Statistical information and fact sheets from the National Cancer Institute.
This site offers extensive clinical information. Click on clinical resources, then on WebMed resources for a list of consumer health information for patients.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization whose mission is to eradicate cancer and to improve the quality of life of people living with cancer. The society provides services for cancer patients and their families.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) is a survivor-directed, national network of organizations and individuals.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is a registered charitable organization dedicated exclusively to raising funds and to support advancement of breast cancer research, education, diagnosis and treatment.
This consumer magazine was launched in October 1997 and offers the latest news about research and treatment of breast and reproductive cancer.
Areally good American site to start looking for information on breastcancer. You will find the latest news ondetection and prevention as well as information on treatment options.
Includes the following:
- Benign Breast Disease: A Resource Handbook for Health Care Providers
- Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: A Resource for Women and Health Care Providers
Offers information in the following areas: newly diagnosed, living with cancer, caregivers, physicians, nurses, allied professionals.
Includes info on clinical trials, treatment issues and support groups including some in Canada.
The goal of the Canadian Health Network is to provide trustworthy information for health consumers. This site was selected as a core resource for the Nurse Practitioner Program, Professor Gloria Joachim.
Based on The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. The Home Edition transforms the language of the professionals' version into commonly used English.
Website associated with the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists provides information about risk factors, referrals, links to related sites, news about women's cancers, and more.
Women's Health Matters evidence-based and up-to-date information on women's health. The information on this site is brought to you by women's health experts at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre and the Centre for Research in Women's Health.