Cornell University: Roper Center to create world’s most comprehensive health opinion database

Cornell University: Roper Center to create world’s most comprehensive health opinion database. “The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, housed at Cornell, has been awarded a grant to provide an easily searchable portal on the public’s views about health dating back to 1935.”

Facebook Status: Sick. How People Use the Internet to Cope with Illness (University of Arizona)

University of Arizona: Facebook Status: Sick. How People Use the Internet to Cope with Illness. “In his new book, ‘Coping with Illness Digitally,’ University of Arizona communication professor Stephen Rains explores how people use digital tools like social media, online health forums, medical information websites and even email correspondence with physicians to cope with illness.”

Improving Info on Women’s Health: National Network of Medical Librarians Wants Your Help (National Library of Medicine)

National Library of Medicine: Improving Info on Women’s Health: National Network of Medical Librarians Wants Your Help. “Your research skills can help make Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource for people looking for information on women’s health. Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on November 7 as medical librarians add citations to existing Wikipedia articles on women’s health using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.”

EurekAlert: New tool developed at UBC screens online health ads for deception

EurekAlert: New tool developed at UBC screens online health ads for deception . “The internet is rife with ads for health products, from weight-loss systems to arthritis cures–but whether they actually work can be difficult to discern. Now, experts at the University of British Columbia have devised a simple screening tool to evaluate if the products popping up on your newsfeed are likely to be scams.”

EurekAlert: Online searches about cardiovascular disease follow strong seasonal and geographical patterns

EurekAlert: Online searches about cardiovascular disease follow strong seasonal and geographical patterns . “There is a strong seasonal pattern in seeking cardiovascular health information on Google, with higher search activity during winter months, according to a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Investigators also found that US states with higher deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) have higher CVD-related search volumes compared with regions with lower CVD mortality. By integrating artificial intelligence in healthcare research, the data generated by online cardiovascular health searches could be leveraged in the future to estimate disease activity in the community.”

MakeUseOf: 11 Chrome Extensions That Help You Stay Healthy at a Desk Job

MakeUseOf: 11 Chrome Extensions That Help You Stay Healthy at a Desk Job . “If you’re someone (like me) whose job involves sitting in front of a computer all day, you need a solution. Fortunately, there are a few extensions for Google Chrome which can help you be more mindful of your health while working. Here are eleven of them.”