Tag: "websites" at medical news
Urgent need for guidance on mobile phone use in clinical care
...is technology, the authors found. They checked the websites
of key UK medical professional bodies, defence organisations and official regulatory bodies for appropriate guidance, and followed this up with an email or telephone call to ensure no important documents were overlooked. Guidance, where it existed,...
Log-on to shape-up
...ovided links to six pre-selected physical activity websites
available to the general public, but not customized by the researchers. They were asked to complete physical activity logs and monthly questionnaires online, but did not receive tailored feedback reports. After six months, participants in the tailo...
Carnegie Mellon professors question advice for nuclear attacks
...nuclear emergency. "Government websites
such as Ready.gov recommend that people take shelter or evacuate following a nuclear blast, but provide no information that might help people determine how much time they have to react before a fallout cloud arrives," said Florig. We advocate a mor...
Key science Web sites buried in information avalanche
...he Internet to find information, important science websites
are in danger of becoming buried in the sheer avalanche of facts now available online. Key science sites are failing to register in the top 30 Google search results. New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) clearly sh...
Online book helps children understand the effects of stroke
...ttle available in the way of kid-friendly books or websites
that could help." Now a new resource is available for children through the Internet Stroke Center at Washington University School of Medicine, a stroke information web site founded and directed by Goldberg. "When Grandpa Comes Home: A Story About...
Prescriptions for health advice online
...g for health advice online, consumers often reject websites
with high quality medical information in favour of...tion of variable quality, health consumers subject websites
to an initial weeding-out process that will eliminate most NHS and drug company websites
from the se...
Mistletoe is not an anti-cancer drug, say doctors
...reatment. A Google search also showed that 145,000 websites
promote or mention mistletoe as a treatment for cancer. So, is mistletoe an effective anticancer drug and how safe is it? The theory that mistletoe might help treat cancer is based on the fact that, like cancer, mistletoe is a parasitic growth t...
Park your car and walk to store, school, work
...es sifted through academic literature, reports and websites
to cull a list of 230 indicators of communities that encourage activity. Then they convened two panels of experts to boil that list down to the top 10 factors that influence our activity levels. Their findings were published in the December issue of ...
Internet of long-term benefit for depression
... The study evaluated the effectiveness of the two websites
12-months from initial contact. While a number of ...tments. It may also be that the information on the websites
really only becomes effective once people have put into place the treatments and practices recommend...
Smokers may be at greater risk of HIV infection
...onal AIDS conferences, as well as viewing relevant websites
and contacting experts in the field. Six studies assessed the association between cigarette smoking and becoming HIV positive. Five of them concluded that smokers ran a greater risk of this varying from around 60% to a more than tripling of the risk...
New launch date for Europe's first polar-orbiting weather satellite
...llow the launch events via the following dedicated websites
at: http://www.esa.int/metop and http://www.eumetsat.int . Media representatives in Europe are invited to follow the launch from ESOC/Darmstadt, which will be serving as the main European guest / press centre (see attached programme). ESA's e...
State health department Web sites inaccessible to many, study finds
...fered online by state-run health departments, many websites
are written well above the comprehension level of ...Care for the Poor and Underserved. "Inaccessible websites
hurt the underprivileged and make it difficult to justify the investment in technology that has take...
Elsevier and UCLA announce the publication of Carranza's Clinical Periodontology
...ronic image collection Links to PubMed and other websites
Access to dental drug monographs Case studies and a first time ever Legal Corner offering information on ethics and jurisprudence as it relates to Periodontics "The E-dition of Carranza's Clinical Periodontology gives our students, residents a...
Google-like process for mammogram images speeds up computer's second opinions
...a Google search first returns a list of only those websites
that it determines to have the most important and useful information on the words entered in the search. In a pilot study that will be presented in August at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine in Orlando, t...
2006 European eHealth Conference and Exhibition unveils in Malaga, Spain
...chnological instruments, information about health, websites
and internet portals related to health issues, free resources, disability and dependency. Future strategies and policies: Health challenges in 2010 Europe; analysis of prior studies, the "2010" initiative*, the 7th Framework Program, regional and na...
New breast cancer dictionary for doctors
...out their cancer experience. They looked at health websites
and followed breast cancer discussion forums. The terms were then analysed and the meanings defined. Similar words were then grouped together into one concept and then the concepts were structured into groups of words that had a relationship. It was...
UAB researchers and ONCE pioneer a new Braille keyboard
...nclude developing an automatic conversion tool for websites
that are not currently accessible to blind people and creating a touchable screens that raises the information so that it can be felt....
Leading groups offer NIH direct links to journals to make research access easy for public
...provide online access to articles on their journal websites
using the existing system of links from abstracts that are indexed on NIH's Medline. The transparent linking system would make it easier for the public to view more than 1 million research articles and would avert the need to create a new taxpayer-fu...
Interactive websites can help manage chronic diseases
Interactive health websites
can help people live with their chronic illness, a...hat people who use interactive health programs and websites
generally have a better health outcome than non-users. The UCL paper reviewed studies on how compute...
GSK accused of misleading FDA on safety of asthma drug
...r. Simultaneously, notices on both the FDA and GSK websites
were posted. Results were presented at The American College of Chest Physicians in Oct 03. In addition, SMART study results, containing both analyses, have been posted on the GSK Clinical Trial Registry. The SMART paper submitted in November, 2004, ...