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View Resource National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

As part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) was created "to investigate the broad aspects of human development as a means of understanding developmental disabilities." Today, NICHD conducts and supports research on all the stages of human development. Their homepage is a model of accessibility, as the information available here...

View Resource Diseases of the Mind: Highlights of American Psychiatry through 1900

The National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine site has plumbed the various corners of American medicine for years, and this latest offering takes a look at the history of early American psychiatry through primary documents including photographs, biographies, and other items. The sections offered on the site cover early psychiatric hospitals and asylums, 19th century psychiatrists of note...

View Resource American Council on Science and Health

Founded in 1978, the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is an education consortium that is primarily concerned with "issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health". Along with this broad thematic focus, the ACSH is also interested in providing a "sound scientific basis" for various public policies through their research programs....

View Resource Bogus Weight Loss Claims

The Real World Learning Objects Library presents a project that incorporates the real-life experience of false advertising in weight loss miracles and the science behind such claims. Under the guise of helping the FDA police such bogus claims of "quick fix" weight loss pills or secrets, students have the opportunity to apply biology and other earth sciences to consider a claim and disprove it. ...

View Resource World Bank eAtlas of the Millennium Development Goals

The World Bank established a set of Millennium Development Goals as both a challenge to poor countries to demonstrate "good governance" and to wealthy nations as a spur that would hopefully encourage them to support economic and social development. Recently, the World Bank created this visually engaging and sophisticated interactive atlas to track those eight goals, which include the promotion of...

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