Certificate of compliance

The HealthDay News Service

is in compliance with the HONcode

Logo certificat HONCode
13 Years

Certificate validity: 21 Mar 2016 - Mar 2017

www.healthday.com Visit website

Logo certificat HONCode
HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

14 Jul 2002

Certificate validity:

21 Mar 2016 - Mar 2017

Date of last visit:

21 Mar 2016
See the HONcode seal on the site

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.

More information about the Editorial Policy : www.healthday.com/healthday-editorial-policy.html
More information about the Management Team :

A force of more than 30 reporters and editors, many of them recipients of prestigious journalism awards, create HealthDay news for consumers and Physician's Briefing professional news on a daily basis.

(11 Feb 2016) - Link

he Content is not intended to provide or substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The Content is not intended to be -- and therefore should not be interpreted as -- recommendation(s) for any specific treatment plan, product, or provider. Use of the HealthDay Site does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Any questions regarding individual medical conditions should be directed to a health care professional.
If you have any concerns about your health, consult your physician promptly. Never disregard or delay individual medical advice or care because of something you saw or read on this Site.

(11 Feb 2016) - Link

HealthDay websites, including those under the domains healthday.com and physiciansbriefing.com, do not collect any personal information about site visitors.
Information provided by Google Analytics, used to track general information about visitor traffic to HealthDay websites, includes only the Internet Service Provider, browser name, and referring page used by any visitor.
Information about visitors who email technical or editorial questions to HealthDay is retained only as long as is necessary to provide a sufficient reply. This information is used only by HealthDay and is never sold or compiled and offered to any third party.

(11 Feb 2016) - Link

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

SOURCES: Feb. 5, 2016 news conference with Tom Frieden, M.D., director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; USA Today; Associated Press

(11 Feb 2016) - Link

Last Updated: March 15, 2016

(21 Mar 2016) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

Contact HealthDay

(11 Feb 2016) - Link

How Are HealthDay Websites Funded?
HealthDay's websites are entirely funded by ScoutNews LLC, a privately-held partnership. The company derives most of its revenue from subscriptions to its text and video products. However, HealthDay's editorial resources are completely independent. No subscriber has any say whatsoever in establishing the subject or focus of any HealthDay article.

(18 Mar 2016) - Link


(18 Mar 2016) - Link

All HealthDay editorial staff members and freelancers are required to disclose any financial investments in or involvement with any health-related company that may be the subject of a HealthDay story that the individual is writing or editing. If there is even the possibility of a conflict of interest, the story is reassigned to another writer or editor.
By following these policies, all HealthDay and Physician's Briefing articles are independently written, reflecting a sound editorial policy free from outside influences or bias.

(11 Feb 2016) - Link

HealthDay's advertising, in the form of non-intrusive banner ads on certain websites, is managed by a third-party organization under HealthDay's direction. HealthDay assumes full responsibility for the appearance and content of its advertising, including the inclusion or exclusion of any particular advertisement or advertiser. The editors at HealthDay do not know in advance who these advertisers are, as the ad process is independent of content creation.

(18 Mar 2016) - Link

All banner advertising on the HealthDay web site includes prominent text that specifically identifies each advertisement as such.

(18 Mar 2016) - Link

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

responsive devices

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.

More information about the HONcode?
responsive devices

Health website editors

Do you have your own website?

Request HONcode certification!

HONcode certification request

Health information you can trust!

Search HONcode-certified websites:


Download the free HONcode toolbar
barre d'outils HONcode

The HONcode toolbar is easy to download and add to your Web browser. It connects in real time to the HON server to verify the certification status of health and medical websites. It does not collect any personal information and contains no spyware or other hidden functions.


Video about the HONcode

YouTube channel

Providing you with trustworthy health information

YouTube channel