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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Brain Blogger
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Brain Blogger
Web address:http://www.brainblogger.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct753731
Date of initial review: 20 Apr 2008
Validity of certificate21 Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Date of last visit16 Jan 2013

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

Our Team

Under the editorship of Dr. Shaheen Lakhan, Brain Blogger hosts a team of over 100 contributors from diverse academic, professional, and social backgrounds: including neurosurgeons (Dr. McCleary), psychotherapists (Mr. Yourell), forensic psychologists (Dr. MacHovec), registered nurses (Mrs. Jones), clinical pharmacists (Dr. Gibson), patient advocates (Mrs. Wilson-Herndon), and general citizens concerned about neurological and mental health (Mr. McIntyre).

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2. Presentation of the site
Brain Blogger is an award winning biomedical blog that covers topics from multidimensional biopsychosocial perspectives. We review the latest news and research related to neuroscience/neurology, psychology/psychiatry, and health/healthcare.

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Our blog serves as a focal point for attracting new minds beyond the basic sciences of the mind-and-brain into the biopsychosocial model.

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Purpose of the website
Brain Blogger does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and requests for such communications are discarded. Our content is for information purposes only and should not substitute advice from medical professionals

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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy

We neither collect nor share visitor identifying information. Contact information submitted via the contact form remains private and used only to reply to inquiries. Our site employs cookies only for visitors who comment or create user accounts. Cookies eliminate the need to re-enter details for subsequent commentary and permits quicker/sustained logins.

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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
The names and qualifications of the authors and editors are provided. References are given when necessary.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.

Ueno M, Hayano Y, Nakagawa H, & Yamashita T (2012). Intraspinal rewiring of the corticospinal tract requires target-derived brain-derived neurotrophic factor and compensates lost function after brain injury. Brain : a journal of neurology, 135 (Pt 4), 1253-67 PMID: 22436236
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All posts are dated.
This page was last updated on 09/21/2012.

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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you. Should you require a response, we will reply as soon as possible. All messages asking for medical advice are immediately deleted. Thank you.
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Founded in 2005 by Dr. Shaheen Lakhan, Brain Blogger is an official undertaking of the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (GNIF) — an international charity for the advancement of neurological and mental health patient welfare, education, and research. Brain Blogger is one of the most effective mediums for the GNIF to raise awareness of neuro-related topics.
In 2013, Brain Blogger joined UBM Medica — one of the largest media companies in the United States serving the healthcare industry.
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8. Advertising policy
Sponsored Links

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however, our editorial content is free of outside commercial influence.
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Note: Advertising content is clearly marked with image and/or text labels (i.e. “Sponsored” or “Advertisement”) to distinguish ads from our editorial content in accordance to the HONCode.
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