EBM and Clinical Support Librarians@UCHC

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News, Public Health, Emerging Technologies: Delivering the News… Online We Are

It’s been a big news week.  Global health developments have occurred with such rapidity that reporting the news of this week  gives additional meaning to the use of the term “viral” as in… tracking the global spread of a novel virus:  A/H1N1 – swine influenza.

After writing this post, I then noticed that only one of items on the list below refers to materials which are in print (that of the journal Public Health Reports).  It is online that we are.

  • DynaMed, an evidence based medicine resource which UCHC Library subscribes to, announced this week that an online section for current clinical information on Swine Influenza A/H1N1 will be available to anyone in the world at no cost – at this link.  The database, produced by Ebsco, is updated daily.
  • Finally, the cartoonist-blogger XKCD drew a great comic this week, arguing against getting one’s news of the day from Twitter and re-tweets.  Many other bloggers worldwide have featured this cartoon this week, but in case you missed it…
xkcdtwitterfluPhoto/Source credit:http://xkcd.com/574/

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IMHO: The option of becoming a vegetarian is growing more and more attractive.

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One response to “News, Public Health, Emerging Technologies: Delivering the News… Online We Are

  1. health May 7, 2009 at 3:36 AM

    Excellent article, and the entire blog in general, thanks.

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