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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
The HealthDay News Service
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:The HealthDay News Service
Web address:http://www.healthday.com/
Mirror address(es):http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/ http://consumer.healthday.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct864654
Date of initial review: 14 Jul 2002
Validity of certificate21 Nov 2012 - Nov 2014
Date of last visit21 Nov 2012
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative

The names and credentials of the editors of the website are provided. Detailed editorial policy is given
HealthDay Editors and Reporters [...]

Editorial Policy and Guidelines [..]
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2. Presentation of the site
HealthDay specializes in producing and licensing daily health news for consumers and professionals and delivering the news several times a day.

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for consumers and professionals
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Purpose of the website
The text, video, and other information (the "Content") provided on the HealthDay Site is for informational purposes only. The 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 c...
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3. Confidentiality
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 neve...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
The name of the author and the sources of information are provided.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

SOURCES: Nov. 20, 2012, news conference with Bernhard Schwartlander, M.D., Ph.D., director for evidence, strategy and results, UNAIDS; UNAIDS, news release, Nov. 20, 2012
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SOURCE: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, news release, Nov. 14, 2012
Last Updated: Nov. 20, 2012
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Address, phone numbers and emails provided.
Contact HealthDay [...]
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
The HealthDay news service, a division of ScoutNews, LLC. The clients of the service are enumerated.
Conflict of Interest and Ethics Policy
HealthDay does not accept advertising or derive revenue from any source other than clients who subscribe to the news service.
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.
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8. Advertising policy
HealthDay does not accept advertising or derive revenue from any source other than clients who subscribe to the news service.
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