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Stop Googling your health questions. Use these sites instead. - Vox


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According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, every couple of days we now create the same amount of information that we did from the dawn of civilization all the way up until 2003. 

There are at least¬†75 randomized controlled trialspublished every day ‚ÄĒ and that number continually increases.

The reason we use Google is because there are too many options here!

Databases of Systematic Reviews

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

 Systematic reviews on health issues.

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects

 Systematic reviews on health issues.

Evidence Updates

 Systematic reviews on clinical issues.

Health Evidence

 Systematic reviews on public health issues.

Health Systems Evidence

 Systematic reviews on health systems issues.

Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews

 Systematic reviews on education, crime and justice, and social welfare.

PubMed Health

 Systematic reviews on health issues.

If you don't find information about the health question you're researching in one of these databases, there are other good, evidence-based sources. Try MedlinePlus, Mayo Clinic, and NHS Choices. For more reliable health information, bookmark this page on the top 100 health websites you can trust. And if you want to nerd out about medical evidence check out the book Testing Treatments, which is free to download.

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