Tag Archives: social networking

PubMed Commons: New comment forum on PubMed

From the PubMed Commons Blog: If you are one of the millions of people who visit PubMed today, be on the look-out for something different. On each abstract page, there’s now a section called PubMed Commons. It’s a forum for scientific … Continue reading

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Dangers of distracted walking

From the Well blog at the New York Times: Driving a car while talking or texting on a cellphone is a widely recognized risk factor for accidents. Now a new study reports that a growing number of people who walk … Continue reading

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There’s a fly in my tweets: How social media can help catch food-poisoning outbreaks

From the Gray Matter blog at the New York Times: Many important public health questions are difficult and costly to answer. What kind of risks do highly localized sources of pollution, like dry cleaners that use volatile chemicals, pose to … Continue reading

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CDC Director’s Hepatitis C Twitter Chat 5/30

Join CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden and experts Dr. John Ward, Director of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, and Dr. Hazel Dean, Deputy Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention for a live Twitter … Continue reading

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Should you consider prescribing Facebook to older patients?

From iMedicalApps and the University of Arizona: A graduate student from the University of Arizona, Janelle Wohltmann, is studying whether Facebook use can improve older adult cognitive performance and make them feel more socially connected. Her preliminary findings show that … Continue reading

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CDC Twitter chat on global health threats – February 28

Join CDC Director Dr. Frieden for a live Twitter chat about CDC’s 24/7 work around the globe to protect people from health threats. CDC works to help build capacity and strengthen a country’s ability to improve global health security. A memorable example of global … Continue reading

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Twitter chat 1/16 on binge drinking

Join CDC Director, Dr. Tom Frieden for a live Twitter chat about CDC’s new Vital Signs issue on binge drinking. This report shows that binge drinking is a serious, under-recognized problem among women and girls. 1 in 8 women and 1 … Continue reading

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CareZone – Social media for health

From the New York Times: Social media is about sharing ever more information about ourselves with an ever-larger crowd. But some of the most valuable information, about things like health and children, needs to be kept close. Now there is … Continue reading

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New edition of health Communication Digest available

  Seth Noar introduces an Audience-Channel-Message-Evaluation (ACME) framework for health communication campaigns. Three studies highlight the negative impact of unhealthy mass media messages. Smoking is the focus of all three studies. Glantz et al. observe a substantial increase in onscreen smoking in youth-rated movies. Shandel … Continue reading

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An unexpected effect of the European financial crisis – An increase in the illegal sale of body parts

From the New York Times:  Pavle Mircov and his partner Daniella nervously scan their e-mail in-box every 15 minutes, desperate for economic salvation: a buyer willing to pay €30,000 for one of their kidneys. The parents of two teenagers put … Continue reading

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