NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and to reduce the burdens of illness and disability. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
NLM is the world's largest library dealing with a single scientific/professional topic. It cares for more than 4.5 million holdings (including books, journals, reports, manuscripts, and audiovisual items) and sponsors MedlinePlus, a source of up-to-date, quality health care information from NLM and NIH.
healthfinder is a consumer health Web site from DHHS that provides information and tools to help consumers stay healthy. It has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to provide the best, most reliable health information possible.
womenshealth.gov provides up-to-date and commercial-free health information on topics that range from reproductive health to healthy aging. Sponsored by the Office on Women’s Health, the site provides easy-to-understand health information, daily announcements, links to thousands of free health publications and websites, and statistics on women’s health.
As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.