Sunday, October 12, 2003

NICE - The National Institute for Clinical Excellence - was set up as a Special Health Authority for England and Wales on 1 April 1999.
It is part of the National Health Service (NHS), and its role is to provide patients, health professionals and the public with authoritative, robust and reliable guidance on current “best practice”.

The guidance will cover both individual health technologies (including medicines, medical devices, diagnostic techniques, and procedures) and the clinical management of specific conditions.

NICE offers the NHS and its patients a new service, which we intend shall earn, and retain, the confidence and respect of the community as a whole.
NICE Start Page

Sunday, October 05, 2003

The mission of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is to serve the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances.

ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry / U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The data in the weekly MMWR are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report