Since 2003, we have been providing our unique brand of concise and accurate medical health news to readers around the world for free.
In order to pay our team of researchers, writers, editors, support staff and engineers - who are the foundation of what we do - we rely on reader support of our advertising partners.
Over the past several years, we have seen a rise in the use of ad-blocking software as a retaliation against invasive, excessive and intrusive advertising systems. We also fully understand that some readers use this type of software in order to try and create a safer and faster web browsing experience.
With more and more people turning to ad-blocking software, we naturally want to ensure your continued support, and we work day in day out to make MNT as fast and safe to use as possible.
Whether it be through ongoing security assessments, or devising methods to optimize the way MNT is delivered to your web browser, you can be sure that if there is a way to make MNT faster and safer for you, we've already implemented it, or are working on bringing it to you as soon as possible.
As part of this ongoing process, the speed at which you can load MNT articles and other content is almost identical when you visit the site with or without an ad blocker enabled - statistically speaking, our article pages are able to load an average of 12.5% faster without an ad blocker running*1.
We have never used welcome ads, timed access to our content, auto-play videos or full-screen overlays. We believe that our news comes first and strive to ensure that the advertising you see remains both relevant and discrete.
We want to continue bringing you the best in online medical news, and in order to do this, we ask that you whitelist MNT in your ad-blocking software using the instructions provided below.
There are no penalties or reduced availability of content if you chose to continue to use your ad-blocking software, but if you enjoy reading our content, we would appreciate your support so that we can continue bringing it to you.
The MNT Team
*1 Speed test conducted in March 2016 on a selection of MNT news articles using Google Chrome 49 on Apple OSX 10.10.5. Average load time 8 sec with AdBlock Plus extension disabled and 8.5 seconds when enabled.
There are numerous ad blockers available for a host of different devices and operating systems. Below you will find three methods for disabling the AdBlock plug-in/app.
Although these basic techniques will help you disable most other ad-blocking software as well, you should be prepared for some variation. The three methods are:
By default, AdBlock runs in "blacklist" mode; that is, it blocks ads on all websites. You can tell AdBlock to never run at all on certain websites while still working everywhere else. To do this:
On mobile devices, AdBlock usually takes the form of an application that must have been previously downloaded through your app store.
For all mobile devices and browsers excluding Apple Safari, check if you have already downloaded the app and have it enabled already.
From here, you can disable the mobile version of AdBlock through the "Settings" menu, or specifically add "www.medicalnewstoday.com" to the app's whitelist.
For Apple Safari on your iPhone or iPad:
Disabling Adblock Plus on frequently used websites:
Disable or whitelist a webpage or site:
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