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Welcome to Biuminfo
BIU Santé’s Questions & Answers service
Who can use this service ?
Anybody, health professional or student, seeking information regarding health and its history:
medicine, biology, pharmacology, psychology, public health, odontology, nursing, paramedical services, health
economics, and medical law.
The service is free-of-charge.
What questions may I ask ?
The Biuminfo team is here to help you get past the difficulties you may encounter whilst
searching for addresses, references, bibliographies on specific subjects, both printed and electronic documents,
You can request information on all health-related topics and we will respond using our in-house
resources (catalogues, databases) and those of other institutions (libraries, websites) as well.
We can also deliver photocopies of selected documents by mail to your home/office (subject to
payment). For further information, see
Who answers my question ?
A team of twelve librarians, who are not physicians ; so they can’t deliver any medical opinion or
How long will it take for me to get an answer ?
You can submit questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The service responds Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. till 7 p.m.. Questions are usually
answered the day that they are received. Questions submitted on week-ends will be handled on the following
Biuminfo commits itself not to disclose any personal information nor the contents of the
BIUM-INFO is not engaged in rendering medical service or advice and the information provided is not a substitute for a professional medical opinion. If you have a medical problem, please
contact a qualified health professional.
We also suggest you to search health information websites such as :
- MedLine Plus (3 sections : health topics, drugs and supplements, videos and cool tools)
« MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information
about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can
also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition. »