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New MedlinePlus Health Topic – Zika Virus

Monday, February 8th, 2016

MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en Español have new health topic pages on Zika Virus. The pages contain latest health news and consumer health resources. The English-language page also has links to PubMed/MEDLINE abstracts.

Zika Virus: http://1.usa.gov/1Ri8zly

Virus del Zika: http://1.usa.gov/1NZNN3w

 

New Science iOS Games for Grades 5 to 12

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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There are three new interactive, educational apps from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services for students studying genetics, chemistry and environmental health science.

Bohr Thru: Use a 3-match game style to collect protons, neutrons, and electrons to create the first 18 elements on the periodic table. With the help of the main character, Atom, players become familiar with a variety of chemical elements and their structures.

Base Chase: Learn the bases of DNA with this fast-paced, educational app. Players grab bases of DNA in order to complete unique DNA strands for a variety of animals. DeeNA, the game’s cartoon mascot, assists players in completing each of the required tasks.

Run4Green: The importance of environmental conservation is reinforced through this interactive game. Topics, such as greenhouse gas reduction, renewable energy and green product purchases are emphasized and rewarded throughout game play. The game is appropriate for students in grades 5-8.

Download these games on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch by visiting the NLM app page at: http://apple.co/1nqG891

Information and News: Lead in Flint, Michigan Water System

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Several Michigan, local, and federal agencies are responding to the presence of lead in the drinking water in Flint, Michigan.  The National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Division (NLM SIS) provides information on the medical and public health aspects of chemical incidents for health professionals, policy makers, and volunteers who may be responding to an incident and for people living in or concerned about the affected region. They have compiled a list of information resources. Please visit: bit.ly/1Qj8xaK to learn more.

NLM Update: Coffee and Health

Monday, January 4th, 2016

The most current episode of the National Library of Medicine’s audio update covers current evidence on Coffee and Health. You can listen to this and listen to past episodes on MedlinePlus: http://1.usa.gov/1Ov9Unl Transcripts are available for all updates.

 

 

The National Library of Medicine: 2015 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced the funding of six HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects. Through the program, NLM seeks to partner with community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries in an effort to combat HIV/AIDS. Awardees and their projects are:

AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS)

“The F.A.I.T.H. Project”

Black Girl Health

“HIV News Access”

Comunidades Unidas /Communities United

“Community Outreach Project to Increase Access to HIV/AIDS Health Information”

The Alliance of Boarder Collaboratives (ABC)

“Promovision – Capacity Building Assistance Project”

The Community Wellness Project

“Enhancement to CDC’s Condoms and Sexual Education Project (C.A.S.E.)”

University of Florida

“Partnering to Provide HIV/AIDS Information Outreach”

 

NLM Announces 2015 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects: http://1.usa.gov/1LGZxXx

 

Is More Health Information Always Better?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

A recently published perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine provides an interesting commentary on the provision of additional health information and that it might not always be the best approach. Listen to the To Your Health: NLM Update on “Is More Health Information Always Better?” A transcript is also available: http://1.usa.gov/1OW8y4T

 

Genetics Home Reference: new topics

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Genetics Home Reference (http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/), from the National Library of Medicine, provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.

Two new conditions have been added to the site.

Lung Cancer: http://1.usa.gov/1ZijcHX

Ovarian Cancer: http://1.usa.gov/1OoczQM

AIDSource: a Redesigned, Mobile-Optimized HIV/AIDS Information Website from the National Library of Medicine

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine’s web portal for HIV/AIDS information has been redesigned and given a new name. The new website, AIDSource, offers access to a comprehensive collection of HIV/AIDS-related information resources that are reviewed and selected by expert information specialists and librarians.

Visitors to AIDSource will now be able to view the website content on their mobile device. The website is now automatically optimized for display across all device types, including desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. The new design of the website was constructed by user feedback received through a website survey in 2014. In addition to responsive design, the new AIDSource design also includes the following new features:

  • Addition of a slider feature that highlights resources of interest
  • Addition of images for topics
  • Improvements in website navigation, including a menu on all pages of the website that provides access to all topic areas

The mission of AIDSource is to serve as a reliable source for access to HIV/AIDS-related information from federal and non-federal sources. Resources included on the AIDSource website are organized by both topic of interest and audience, and information is available in English and Spanish.

NLM welcomes your feedback on the AIDSource website. Please send your comments to: tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov.

Go to AIDSource: http://aids.nlm.nih.gov/

Want to see a demo of the site? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, on October 14 from noon -1pm ET for a webinar with the Project Manager.

Details: http://1.usa.gov/1iI1qfS

 

Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives

Friday, September 4th, 2015

The Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine has announced its newest traveling exhibition, Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives, which is now available for six-week booking periods. The exhibition explores the story of nurses and activists who during the late 20th century worked with passion and persistence to reform a medical profession that overwhelmingly failed to acknowledge violence against women as a serious health issue. Beginning in the late 1970s, nurses were in the vanguard as they pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards the prevention of domestic violence. The accompanying exhibit website contains lesson plans, online activities, other resources, and a digital gallery.

Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives: http://1.usa.gov/1JHeueA

New App Provides Access to National Library of Medicine HIV-information

Monday, August 31st, 2015

From HealthHIV:

“HealthHIV, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the launch of the Go2HIVInfo mobile application. HealthHIV created the Go2HIVInfo app to provide information about and direct access to NLM’s authoritative HIV-related websites to HIV providers, advocates, and people living with HIV/AIDS.The websites featured on the Go2HIVInfo app are:

More information: http://bit.ly/1LFucHV