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Free online Medical English resources

How to find the most trustworthy health information Web sites

General Public Sites

MedlinePus Interactive Health Tutorials
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Animated graphics with each tutorial explain a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language.
You can also listen to the tutorial.

The Mystery Spot
Access Excellence Mysteries
The reader takes the role of an investigator and has to solve illustrated science/health mysteries.

Medical Animations
Nucleus Medical Art.Inc.

Discovery Health - Beyond
A lot of health information videos for the general public.

Mayo Clinic health information
Mayo Clinic Health Tools Videos
Learn about diseases, conditions, medical procedures and more by watching a video.
Mayo Clinic Health Tools Slide Shows
Use these visual guides to learn about your health, from congenital heart defects to weight training.

"A nonprofit corporation providing web-based, interactive health information for people as they move towards their senior years, and for those who take care of them."
Sponsored by Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications
American Academy of Family Physicians

National Institute on Drug Abuse
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Food Standards Agency
"An independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food."

Sites for Health Professionals

Talking Medicine
A method designed to help doctors and medical researchers improve their fluency in medical English and build confidence in understanding and speaking English in medical contexts.

Medical Reading Passages
Interactive exercises

Medical Schools & Nursing Colleges Article Index

Hardin MD
University of Iowa
This site lists a "directory of directories" for health and medicine.

Glossaire multilingue en santé publique
Financé par la Commission européenne

Medical Journals and Health Articles
LookSmart's FindArticles
2008 CNET Networks, Inc., a CBS Company

Glossary of Clinical Trials Terms
US Department of Heath & Human Services

NHS Evidence Health Information Resources
formerly National Library for Health

Health Protection Agency
"An independent body that protects the health and well-being of everyone in England and Wales.The Agency plays a critical role in protecting people from infectious diseases and in preventing harm when hazards involving chemicals, poisons or radiation occur. We also prepare for new and emerging threats, such as a bio-terrorist attack or virulent new strain of disease."

Skills forHealth
Skills-based health education including life skills:
An important component of a Child-Friendly/Health-Promoting School

Open Access Academic Sites

Online video lectures.
Mainly biology and medecine.
Can be downloaded as podcasts.

Public Library of Science
Open access scientific articles. Biology and Medecine.

"Provides peer-reviewed articles, reference tools, medical and clinical information and resources, medical news, medical conference coverage, treatment updates, and certified continuing education for healthcare professionals."

Mayo Clinic Discovery's Edge
Various medical specialities with articles and short interesting videos on timely topics.

British Medical Journal

Student BMJ

BioMed Central

Intute: Health and Life Sciences


Online Medical Dictionary

Livret de santé bilingue anglais/français

Free Online Medical Dictionary
You can hear the pronunciation of words.

Medline Plus Medical Dictionary
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Celebrity Talking Dictionary
You can hear famous people pronouncing the words.