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The Health On the Net Foundation

The HONselect, HON's is a search integrator for strictly medical and health queries. HONselect combines five information types - MeSH? terms, authoritative scientific articles, healthcare news, Web sites and multimedia - into one service to focus and accelerate your search The Health On the Net Foundation (HON), created in 1995, is a not-for-profit International Swiss Organization. HON's mission is to guide lay persons or non-medical users and medical practitioners to useful and reliable online medical and health information. HON provides leadership in setting ethical standards for Web site developers. The Health on the Net Foundation Code of Conduct (HONcode) for medical and health Web sites addresses one of Internet's main healthcare issues: the reliability and credibility of information. Has a link to a medical multimedia catalogue that links to information by diseases, viruses & drugs, anatomy and psychiatry and psychology. When you click on a topic such as: "Asthma", you are provided with links to definitions, research articles, and web resources and for professionals, medical definitions and animations. For example the animation of normal bronchial tube changing into an asthmatic bronchial tube is excellent. It makes the content much easier to understand.

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