Certificate of compliance


is in compliance with the HONcode

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17 Years

Certificate validity: valid until Jul 2019

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Date of initial review:

18 Feb 2002

Certificate validity:

valid until Jul 2019

Date of last visit:

23 Aug 2018
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Content contributors
A number of health writers, journalists and researchers contribute to Healthdirect Australia's content development process, including:
Dr Mark Ragg, on behalf of RaggAhmed MBBS BA
Jane Carstens B App Sc (nursing) B Bus Com (Journalism)
Deb Hirst Bachelor of Nursing, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Karyn Weitzner PhD Chemistry, Bachelor of Science (Hons), Grad Cert Journalism

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While it is reviewed for clinical accuracy, the content on healthdirect is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional healthcare. If you have a particular medical problem, please consult your doctor or a specialist.

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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

The Gut Foundation (Symptoms abdominal pain), NHS Choices (UK) (Stomach ache and abdominal pain), Mayo Clinic (Abdominal pain)

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Contact Us

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The services available through Healthdirect Australia are wholly or jointly funded by the Australian Government, and a number of the state and territory governments, and are provided free of charge for the benefit of the Australian public.

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Healthdirect Australia's websites do not receive funding from advertising products or services of other organisations.

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The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The HONcode's significance

The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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