National Library of Medicine Announces Expansion of PubMed Health

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, announces the expansion of the information available from PubMed Health (, which provides integrated access to 18,000 clinical effectiveness reviews. PubMed Health organizes these clinical effectiveness research results, including full texts as well as summary information, for consumers and clinicians.

Users of PubMed Health can:

•Access the whole comprehensive collection of resources in a single search, including cancer information for consumers and clinicians from the National Cancer Institute

•See the results of a simultaneous search for reviews in PubMed

•Refer to consumer medical encyclopedia search results also delivered simultaneously

•Follow RSS feeds of featured reviews and “Behind Headlines,” which looks at the research behind news stories

•Learn to make sense of research results in its “Understand clinical effectiveness” and “Behind Headlines” sections

•Share resources via e-mail and social media with “Add this”

NLM invites you to visit PubMed Health, learn more about the Web site ( or follow the project on Twitter @PubMedHealth ( to help you keep up with the evidence on healthcare effectiveness.