Tag: in the news

Science Journals tracking you

by on March 29, 2017 1:13 pm
A new post, Reader Privacy for Research Journals is Getting Worse, on the Go to Hellman blog describes how journals, peer-reviewed and published by major publishers, track your web use with cookies to direct advertising to you. Some publishers, such as Oxford, employ secure (https) connections. Others do not. According to an earlier post a… Read more Science Journals tracking you

Repeal & Replace Watch

by on March 14, 2017 2:44 pm
Repeal & Replace Watch from the Kaiser Health News site tracks “the new administration’s plans to revamp the health care system. With analysis, explanation, investigation and data, Repeal & Replace Watch follows the new politics of health care.” For a non-partisan, fact-based primer on the most recent legislative effort see the post: Say What? Fact-Checking… Read more Repeal & Replace Watch

New Book - The Truth in Small Doses

by on February 21, 2017 3:30 pm
The Truth in Small Doses: Why We’re Losing the War on Cancer—and How to Win It by Clifton Leaf, Deputy Editor of Fortune Magazine, and recent speaker at the Dean’s Lecture Series. A decade ago, Clifton Leaf … a cancer survivor himself, began to investigate why we had made such limited progress in fighting this… Read more New Book - The Truth in Small Doses

Aliso Canyon Natural Gas (Methane) Leak

by on February 9, 2016 4:48 pm
Several California, local, and federal agencies are responding to the natural gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company Aliso Canyon Facility that is affecting the Porter Ranch neighborhood in Los Angeles. The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (NLM Disaster Health) provides information on public health aspects of chemical incidents for… Read more Aliso Canyon Natural Gas (Methane) Leak

Lead in the Flint, Michigan Water System - Info Resources

by on February 8, 2016 4:06 pm
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… Read more Lead in the Flint, Michigan Water System - Info Resources

Zika Virus Health Information Resources

by on February 5, 2016 4:27 pm
Discovered in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947 by a Scottish Researcher Alexander Haddow, the virus received almost no attention until a mutated strain appeared on Yap Island in Micronesia in 2007. The 2015 outbreak in South America gained attention because of the possible connection to the birth defect microcephaly. (1) The USHHS Disaster… Read more Zika Virus Health Information Resources