Databases

Databases

ACTor

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English
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s online warehouse of all publicly available data about potential chemical risks to human health and the environment. Aggregates data from over 1000 public sources on over 500,000 environmental chemicals searchable by chemical name, other identifiers and by chemical structure. 

National database of FASD and substance use during pregnancy resources

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English
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Online
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Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
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2003-2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Offers a searchable database of Canadian resources and includes a description of each resource and ordering information.

LactMed: drugs and lactation database

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Online
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United States National Library of Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006-
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MD

Provides a database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant.

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National physician survey (NPS)

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English
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Online
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The College of Family Physicians of Canada, Canadian Medical Association and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a comprehensive database documenting what all physicians in Canada are currently doing in their practice of medicine, in response to societal health care needs across Canada, as well as their own personal interests and career plans. Also includes the perspectives and expressed practice intentions of the physicians of tomorrow.

CAMline

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English
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Online

Provides an evidence-based website on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for healthcare professionals and the public.

Rare disease database

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National Organization for Rare Disorders
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National Organization for Rare Disorders
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Dansbury, CT

Provides a database that allows users to search by disease name for information about rare diseases and disorders in organization's reports, articles, or both.

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral

Federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. Committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service. Wesbite includes databases of rare diseases and organizations that assist people with rare diseases. Also includes research and news.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(203) 744-0100
Email Address: 
orphan@rarediseases.org
Fax Number: 
(203)798-2291
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-999-6673

Canada's adverse drug reaction database

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English
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Online
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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1965-2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a searchable database that holds information from all adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports currently held in Health Canada's CADRIS (Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Information System) database, which monitors adverse drug reactions in drugs approved for the Canadian market.

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CBC

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Department of Health and Community Services

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Educational Institution
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English
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Consulting

Created Global health disparities CD-ROM in partnership with the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) International and Cross-Cultural Health Special Interest Group (ICCH-SIG).

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
530-898-6661
Email Address: 
hcsv@csuchico.edu
Fax Number: 
530-898-5107
Street Address: 
California State University, Chico
Addt'l Street Address: 
Butte Hall, Room 607
City: 
Chico
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
95929-0505

Understanding women's health through data development and data linkage: implications for research and policy

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Arminée Kazanjian
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Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes the level and type of information required to undertake research in women's health, as well as it's availability through existing databases.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 00084409
ISSN 08203946
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Includes bibliographical references.
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