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The following recommended online news sources offer reliable information and timely news stories about medical research.Updated February 2013.

Understanding Medical News

 Tips For Understanding Popular Medical Information

This site includes important questions to ask as you are reading and evaluating medical news.

How Nutrition Research Works

Explains types of research studies. Offers questions to ask about research news. From the Harvard School of Public Health.

 Understanding Risk. What Do Those Headlines Really Mean?

 Discusses the differences among types of clinical research and explains the significance of types of risk in research
  results.  Excellent easy to understand information about risk.  Adobe Reader needed to read this file.  Download the free reader
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 Making Sense of Medical News

Guidance in determining which medical news stories are "important, accurate, and relevant to your families' health." From the KidsHealth website for parents and families.

Recommended Online News Sources

Aetna InteliHealth Health News
Top news headlines for the day.  Also on its  homepage ,  there is a section of commentaries written by Harvard Medical
 School physicians of several of the day's top news stories.

  CNN Health
Daily updated articles from a variety of news sources with links to related CNN stories and websites.

News Sources With Daily/Weekly Email Delivery

 MedlinePlus Health News
Produced by the National Library of Medicine, this site has daily news releases from sources such as HealthDay and Reuters Health Syndicates, federal agencies, and national health organizations. Stories can be retrieved for thirty days from publication.  Users  
may sign up for daily email of "Health Headlines" in several different categories.

Medscape -
 From WebMD, a website for doctors with a comprehensive news feature.  Go to the website to read the daily news or sign
 up for any of the forty free newsletters for delivery to your email address.  There are newsletters in twenty-five specialties,
  a weekly multi-specialty edition, health business news, and much more.

Select "Medical News" for current medical news stories.  Information is from news releases of more than four hundred universities,
 professional associations, and research institutions.  Register and sign up to receive weekly  medical news digests
via email.

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