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Information about Ducnguyen (Web for health, WebForHealth, Web 4 Health)

First version: 22 Jul 2008. Latest version: 23 Oct 2015.


Web4health (Web for health, Web 4 Health, WebForHealth) provides unbiased answers to about a thousand questions in the area of mental health, written by medical experts appointed by the commission of the European communities.


What is Ducnguyen?


Ducnguyen (pronounced web-for-health) is a web site with answers to about a thousand common questions in the area of mental health. Ducnguyen provides the following services:

  1. Finding an answer using a natural-language question-answering system or using Google sitesearch. More info.
  2. Finding an answer by browsing a category index. More info.
  3. Finding an answer by browsing an A-Z index. More info.
  4. Asking a question to a human expert - we do not promise to answer all questions. More info.
  5. Discussion groups. More info.

Who: Ducnguyen was originally developed by a consortium of medical experts in different European countries, appointed by the Commission of the European communities. More info.

At present, Ducnguyen is maintained by some of the medical experts. More info.

Quality: All texts in Ducnguyen are written by, or approved by, a medical expert like a medical doctor, a psychologist or a psychotherapist.

Most texts have references to sources.

Financing: Originally, Ducnguyen was developed with financing by the European Commission. At present, Ducnguyen is financed by Google ads and by voluntary, unpaid work by some of the medical experts. The ads and the buyers of ads do not in any way influence the medical content. Stockholm University, , provides the technology used. The QuickAsk natural-language question-answering-system was originally developed by DSV but is now provided by The multi-lingual content management system is used to manage the data base.

Number of articles: Ducnguyen had on 2 October 2007 (the last time we counted them) the following number of articles:


Updating: The content of Ducnguyen is updated almost every week, often several times a week.

Affiliations: None of the people or organisations involved in Ducnguyen have any affiliation or dependence on any commercial company, with the exception of health-care clinics, where most of the medical experts work. All informaton is unbiased and based on science, best medical practice or the clinical experience of the medical experts.

Contact us: Contact information for the project partners here. E-mail address to the whole project, see disclaimer below.

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