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Friday, November 18, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
"Birth defects remain a leading cause of infant mortality and childhood morbidity throughout the world. An accurate and early syndromic diagnosis is paramount, as late diagnosis can result in a delay in intervention and treatment of accompanying anomalies such as congenital heart defects or endocrine disorders."Most major malformations are non-specific to a particular syndrome, thus this web site will attempt to show the pattern of malformations that are consistent with a syndrome. The authors foresee this new online tool being used extensively by physicians, genetic counselors, and trainees throughout the world.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
The National Academies, advisers to the government of the United States in science, engineering, and medicine, has created a new website to provide you with dependable, objective, and authoritative information to further understand and answer your questions about infectious diseases. Highlighted are topics related to infection, threats, challenges, and prevention.
"The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) have conducted numerous studies and workshops on the topic of infectious disease. The information on this site draws from that body of material and on other sources, offering a basic toolkit of facts and concepts to help people understand this complex topic."
National Academies, including this companion ebook, as well as other ebooks on important health topics.
Labels: community health, ebooks, global health, health challenges, infection control, Infections, infectious diseases, Institute of Medicine, National Academies, National Research Council, prevention of infection
Friday, November 11, 2011
Click on the post title to read more by David Biello | November 10, 2011 | Scientific American or download the full report from WorstPolluted.org.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunday, November 21, 2010
The situation is Haiti is dire indeed!
For a global perspective on cholera, a potentially fatal infectious disease, one of the best sources is the GIDEON online database ($). I have included on this blog post the link to the freely accessible GIDEON blog and a recent posting on the global statistics for this disease.
Disease Facts (GIDEON):
Agent: BACTERIUM. Vibrio cholerae.
A facultative gram-negative bacillus.
Vehicle: Water Fecal-oral Seafood (oyster, ceviche) Vegetables Fly
Incubation Period: 1d - 5d (range 9h - 6d)
UPDATE [Caribbean360, November 30, 2010]:
PAHO urges countries to ramp up Cholera readiness.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
"The past 20 years have seen substantial progress in many aspects of human development. Most people today are healthier, live longer, are more educated and have more access to goods and services. Even in countries facing adverse economic conditions, people’s health and education have greatly improved."Click here for a summary of the report.
Monday, April 05, 2010
In response, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has recently awarded a $500,000 grant to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to aid in the establishment of the first American cancer clinic and medical-training facility in Africa. The institute is being constructed at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, and on the campus of the Makerere University College of Health Sciences. The grant renews support for the 43 year old Uganda Cancer Institute and it's many proactive efforts to develop and promote novel treatments and cancer prevention efforts in Africa.
"Up to one-quarter of the world’s cancers are attributable to chronic infections,” Hutchinson Center physician-scientist Corey Casper, M.D., M.P.H., scientific co-director of the Uganda Program on Cancer and Infectious Diseases, explained. “Better understanding the link between infectious disease and cancer provides a unique opportunity to reduce cancer-related suffering and death in both resource-rich and resource-poor regions.”It is the hope of Dr. Casper and Dr. Jackson Orem, Director of the Uganda Cancer Institute, that this partnership
"will benefit the world by identifying new infectious causes of cancer, new ways to prevent infection-associated cancers such as through the development of new vaccines, and new ways to treat such cancers with nontoxic drugs, thus avoiding the need for chemotherapy."Citation: (2010). Hutchinson to Build First US Cancer Clinic and Training Facility in Africa. Cancer (0008543X), 116(7), 1618-1619. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Dedicated to the enhancement of women's healthcare globally, with the hope of particularily benefiting those to whom current access to expert clinical information is difficult; the Global Library of Women's Medicine is an online, freely available resource offering comprehensive, up-to-date, peer-reviewed information from across the field of women's health.
Derived from the well-known encyclopedic textbook by John J. Sciarra entitled 'Gynecology & Obstetrics', originally published in 1934, online content has grown to include close to 500 chapters written by over 650 expert contributors; along with surgical videos, diagnostic atlases, laboratory tests, and other supporting information to promote safer motherhood.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Royal Society of Medicine Press/IDRC 2009
"Health care is primarily about people-to-people interactions. It is about understanding, diagnosis, physical contact, communication, and, ultimately, providing care. By bringing people together, telecommunication technologies have the potential to improve both the quality of and access to health care in the remotest areas of the developing world. Telemedicine offers solutions for emergency medical assistance, long-distance consultation, administration and logistics, supervision and quality assurance, and education and training for healthcare professionals and providers.Click on title for full access from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) .
This book aims to redress the relative lack of published information on successful telehealth solutions in the developing world. It presents real-life stories from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is rich in practical experience and will be of interest to health professionals, development workers, and e-health and telehealth proponents interested in learning about, or contributing to the implementation of, appropriate solutions for 80% of the world’s population."
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Derived from over 3500 journals, plus reports, books and conferences, Global Health (CABI) contains over 1.2 million scientific records from 1973 to the present. Over 90,000 records added each year, and over 95% of these records include an abstract. Publications from over 158 countries in 50 languages are abstracted,.. and 40% of material is unique to the database."
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Read the latest editorial from
PLoS ~ The Public Library of Science
and their ~ Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Journal
Waging Peace through Neglected Tropical Disease Control: A US Foreign Policy for the Bottom Billion
by Peter J. Hotez1 & Tommy G. Thompson. [click on main title]
The Public Library of Science or PLoS provides this and other excellent open access peer-reviewed journals such as:
Labels: global health, health policy, medical education, neglected tropical diseases, open access journals, PLoS, Public Library of Science, tropical disease research, tropical medicine, US foreign policy
Monday, October 06, 2008
This international journal is a not-for-profit, electronic, peer reviewed academic publication. It aims to further rural and remote health education, research and practice.
Note some recent articles of interest to medical/nursing students and educators:
"Influence of a rural background on a medical student’s decision to specialize in family medicine." ~ under the North American section.
"Perceived educational value and enjoyment of a rural clinical rotation for medical students." ~ under the African section.
"The crusade – a metaphorical explication of the journey made by mature female undergraduate nursing students."
~ from the Australasian section.