MISSION STATEMENT: GreenMedInfo.com provides free and convenient access to the biomedical research on the therapeutic value of natural substances and modalities in disease prevention and treatment.*
Additional features include an extensive Problem Substances toxicology database describing the inherent risks associated with the use of over-the-counter and prescription drugs, food additives, mass market vitamin ingredients, etc. GreeenMedInfo.com also contains a database which focuses on research concerning common medical procedure dangers such as radiotherapy, vaccination and x-ray mammography.
GreenMedInfo.com derives the majority of its content from the public domain Medline a biomedical and health database consisting of over 21 million records from approximately 5,000 selected peer-reviewed publications covering biomedicine and health from 1950 to the present. While Medline is free for the public to search (through the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine), the sheer immensity of data it indexes makes it difficult for the layperson (and expert alike) to find relevant data, without investing substantial time and effort plumbing its depths with search engines like Pubmed.
GreenMedInfo.com aims to accomplish three primary objectives:
1. To generate a greater awareness of Medline as the invaluable resource and much overlooked National Treasure that it is.
2. To contribute to the democratization of the information on Medline by acting as a liaison in its dissemination to the public.
3. To simplify the task of finding data relevant to alternative & complementary medicine through the creation of a series of easy to navigate taxonomies which provide the data most relevant to those wishing to understand and use natural therapies.*
* By providing information, we are not diagnosing, treating, preventing or curing any disease.
GreenMedInfo.com does not yet know how many animal studies appear at the National Library of Medicine. However, it is true the a substantial number of research articles based on animal studies are included in our natural medicine database. In light of this unavoidable reality, and especially in view of our great opposition to any kind of animal exploitation, we issue the following statement in the form of our website dedication.
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