Archive for July, 2007

More Web 2.0: Power of Online Social Networks

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

We have blogged about the power of online social networks before as have many other bloggers. The Wall Street Journal has a brief review on online social networks and cause marketing that you can see below. For those of us in the public health space, we should be taking notes on how to leverage these ideas and what’s around the corner for reaching out to people (for education, involvement, philanthropy, documenting disease trends, etc.). This may not be directly related to global health yet or promoting a favorite cause, but check out the growing popularity of PatientsLikeMe (a social networking site of sorts where patients can discuss how they managed their conditions… and perhaps they can add a feature down the line for raising funds for a particular disease?).


10 Notices You Want To See On Your Noticeboard

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

1. Recommendations for good cleaners.

2. Ads for car spaces for lease.

3. Ads for car spaces wanted to rent.

4. Leaflets for personal trainers.

5. Notices looking for people to carpool with.

6. An ad for childminders available in the area.

7. A business card for walkers of (small to medium-sized) dogs.

Treatment Of Psoriatic Arthritis

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

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You have to find the right remedies for you. … remedy was still shown to be extremely effective fur treating rheumatoid arthritis. …

Dr. Murray Natural Living | Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Pros And Cons Of Running

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

The Pros And Cons Of Running

Running on the road, treadmill or at the park near your house is a sure way to get one’s heartbeat racing. But is it a great way to shape up or a pathway to trouble?


Online Alcohol Test Precedes College Admission

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Incoming Cornell University freshman must log onto a website and complete an online alcohol-prevention course before moving onto campus, CNN reported Sept. 5.

Cornell is one of more than 1,000 colleges that now require students to complete online courses about the dangers of drinking. Prevention programs used by colleges include Outside the Classroom’s AlcoholEdu, and 3rd Millennium Classroom’s Alcohol Wise. For students who already have experienced alcohol-related problem at school, colleges can turn to online intervention programs like San Diego University Research Foundation’s E-Chug.


Cervarix may provide broader protection against cervical cancer

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Just under 150 Perth women have contributed to major international research at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research that has proved that the new Cervarix vaccine provides broader protection against cervical cancer.

The results, published today in the prestigious international journal Lancet, show that while the vaccine provides effective protection against high grade cervical pre-cancerous lesions caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18, it also demonstrated additional protection against infections from other strains of HPV that account for another 10 percent of cervical cancers.


High Cholesterol Level Risks

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

A lot of people don’t take the risks of high cholesterol very seriously. After all, one out of five people have high cholesterol. Could something so common really be a serious health risk? Unfortunately, yes. Cholesterol is a direct contributor to cardiovascular disease, which can lead to strokes and heart attacks.


Kiva, Clinton and Oprah

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Last week we alerted you to Bill Clinton being on Oprah to promote his new book - Giving. I didn’t actually get to see the episode, but from the buzz on other blogs and various news reports, it seems like it was quite a hit and in the process Kiva got some great publicity from Oprah. Catch up on the latest news and blog posts on Kiva below and see the YouTube interview at the end:


Federal funding cuts could threaten public health progress

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Washington — The nation’s public health system is much better positioned to respond to emergencies than it was five years ago, say local administrators. But they fear recent federal funding cuts will undermine their gains.

Officials point to funding increases that arrived in the post-9/11 era as a big reason for the improvements. Events in the fall of 2001 served to highlight the role public health plays in defending the United States, but departments nationwide struggled to meet the challenge and resorted to such tactics as shifting personnel from disease control to contend with anthrax-tainted letters.


Murphy is Daddy of Scary Spice’s Baby

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Murphy is Daddy of Scary Spice’s Baby

A DNA test has confirmed actor-comedian Eddie Murphy is the father of the newborn daughter of Spice Girl singer Melanie Brown, People magazine reported, citing Brown’s representative. Singer Mel received the news in LA from the Beverly Hills Clinic where Murphy had been ordered by a court to take a DNA test this month.