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Alcohol Information ScotlandProvides a wide range of information on alcohol for Scotland.
FAS — UKA group of parents and professionals in the United Kingdom devoted to raising awareness about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
What You Need to Know About …Comprehensive site on alcohol and its effects.
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)GINA's objective is to work with health care professionals and public health officials around the world to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality. Produces guides for health professionals, pocket guides for asthma management and prevention, and patient guides for families. Also co-ordinates activities for World Asthma Day (this year on 5 May).
National Asthma CampaignWebsite with lots of useful information and publications on asthma. Gives information if you or your child has asthma, all the latest news and research details, journals and factsheets and details of the Asthma Helpline.
Link to the National Asthma Campaign Scotland at
Biometric ConsortiumFocal point for research, development, testing, evaluation, and application of biometric-based personal identification/verification technology.
BBC Health site — Fluwww.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/conditions/flu1.shtml
Health Protection ScotlandWeekly reports, guidance notes and current information.
Scottish Government — Flu informationwww.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/health/flu
World Health OrganisationWHO information on country activities, outbreak news, pandemic preparedness and vaccines on all types of flu, from bird flu to H1N1.
Institute of Food Science and TechnologyProfessional qualifying body for food scientists and technologists.
FoodfutureThe foodfuture programme aims to improve public understanding of genetic modification.
Royal SocietyGenetic modification of plants raises important issues for science and the public; the Royal Society encourages debate on this topic.
'Scotsman' — topicswww.news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=9
Climate predictionLarge experiment to try and produce a forecast of the climate in the 21st century.
National Library for the EnvironmentReports providing and overview of the state of the environment'.
Inventions and patents
UK Patent OfficeResponsible for Intellectual Property (copyright, designs, patents and trade marks) in the UK.
Institute of InventorsInventions, Patents & Inventor's Club run by Engineer Inventors.
ICASSGovernment initiative, supported by European Funding, which provides specialist advice and counselling for Scotland's inventors and small innovative companies.
EMFactsMobile phone health hazards.
Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phoneswww.iegmp.org.uk/
National Radiological Protection Boardhttp://www.nrpb.org/
NASA — Natural Disaster DatabaseBibliographic database on research, programs, and results which relate to the use of satellite remote sensing for disaster mitigation.
Natural DisastersWebsite dedicated to providing information and pictures about natural disasters.
ReliefWebDisaster response information on current natural disasters and archival material dating back to 1981, listed chronologically.
DTI — Nuclear EnergyGovernment information, from the Department of Trade and Industry, with background information on nuclear power.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEE)The agency works with its member states and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
Nuclear Decommissioning AuthorityNon-departmental public body, set up in April 2005 under the Energy Act 2004 to take strategic responsibility for the UK's nuclear legacy.
UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)Information on sites such as Dounreay and the decommissioning and regeneration of nuclear sites in the UK.
World Nuclear AssociationGlobal organisation that promotes the peaceful worldwide use of nuclear power as a sustainable energy resource.
Energy Saving TrustSet up by the UK Government after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, one of the UK's leading organisations addressing the damaging effects of climate change.
Scottish RenewablesScotland's Forum for the Renewable Energy Industry, supporting the development and provision of a sustainable energy future for Scotland.
Drugs in SportIncludes a selection of resources available on the internet.