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Alcohol is a social issue from the standpoint of health, ecoonomics, family wellness, productivity and more. This category is for education, information, or even critique of programs on alcohol use or abuse.
Submit sites pro and con about removing the foreskin of a human male.
Controversial surgical procedure which involves removing the foreskin (glans) of the penis in males. Activist groups claim that the procedure is medically unnecessary. Physicians consider the practice medically unnecessary but a safe elective surgery based on religious, cultural, and parental preferences.
Sites listed in this category focus on the controversies surrounding specific diseases and treatments. Sites about the condition or disease itself, or living with it, or about conventional, non-controversial, treatments, should go in Health/Conditions_and_Diseases - this category is for non-conventional understandings, criticisms, and dissenting views.
This category is for issues-oriented sites about dentistry.

The ODP does not list sites for AmeriPlan distributors or any other MLM, affiliate, or reseller organizations. Any such submissions will be rejected.

This category lists sites about the social implications of practices, technology, and regulation of the dental health profession and the dental products industry.
This is split into illegal drugs and medical drugs.
Please submit sites about the issue female genital mutilation (FMG).
The cutting and the excision of external genitalia and stitching of vaginal opening in females is considered to be not only medically unnecessary but genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is comdemned by most religious groups and banned in most countries. Procedure is sometimes called female circumcision.
When submitting a site to this category please keep in mind that your site must relate to quackery and fraudulent treatment methods or health care products/services.
Sites listed here should relate to fraud and abuse, claims mismanagement, fraudulent billing, non adherence to regulatory statutes related to healthcare, and OIG classifications for non compliance.
This category is for health policy organizations and related research and documents.

Please do not submit information on commercial health-related services to this category. For example, health insurance companies should submit their sites to the Business/Insurance/ category.

Submitting those sites here will only delay or prevent their review by the appropriate editor, and thus delay or prevent their inclusion in the Open Directory Project.

This category is for health policy organizations and related research and documents. Please do not submit information on commercial health-related services to this category. For example, health insurance companies should submit their sites to the Business/Insurance/ category. Submitting those sites here will only delay their review by the appropriate editor.
The focus of this category is on mistakes, errors and mishaps that occur in healthcare.
Please submit resources for those threatened with involuntary commitment, experiences and personal stories, as well as educational, ethical and legislative analysis that will better inform those dealing with this issue in one way or another.
Sites discussing controversies about mental health, psychiatry, and psychology, pointing out problems, and offering a wide range of differing opinions. Some advocate reform, others advise scrapping the modern system of mental health care altogether.
The Codex Alimentarius is a collection of international food standards covering the main foods, whether processed, semi-processed or raw, as well as materials used in the further processing of food products. Official objectives of the standards are protecting the health of consumers and facilitating fair practices in the food trade. Codex provisions concern the hygienic and nutritional quality of food, including microbiological norms, food additives, pesticide and veterinary drug residues, contaminants, labelling and presentation, and methods of sampling and risk analysis. Many consumers of natural foods and dietary supplements regard the Codex as a threat to access to these types of products. Some consider the Codex to be a conspiracy by the processed foods and pharmaceuticals industries.
Submit sites that address the economic impact of the tobacco industry, various tobacco policies, and the effects of using tobacco products. It is appropriate for both positive and negative impacts.

This category focuses on public policy issues related to tobacco. These issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Advertising,
  • Smoke-free areas,
  • Taxation,
  • Activism and lobbying,
  • Prevention of tobacco use,
  • Promotion of tobacco use,
  • Media coverage of issues,
  • Economic considerations, and
  • Smuggling.
Sites not listed in this category:

This category contains sites about transplantation issues of a non-medical nature.
Please submit sites in the English language only. Look for the appropriate category in World if your site is in a different language. Please pick a subcategory where appropriate. Sites related to autism and vaccines should be submitted under "Cause of Autism Debate."
Sites listed in this category focus on any issues against vaccinations, the vaccine preservative thimerosal, mercury in vaccines, etc.
Chlorination is a way to disinfect water but it has its own problems at times. Category addresses the pros and cons of this method.
The Water Treatment category covers the health issues concerning water treatment. There are many different water treatment methods and processes. The benefits of these treatments are to provide treated water at a reasonable cost. However there may be problems with the treatments in terms of unknown long term health effects. These long term health costs need to be wieghed against alternative water treatments which may have less health risks.
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