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Posts by archive: September 2011

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2011 Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects Announced

Posted by on September 28th, 2011

In a new program starting this month, the National Library of Medicine is funding seven projects for partnerships between libraries and organizations that have disaster-related responsibilities. The partnerships will work together to improve use of disaster medicine and public health information by librarians, health professionals, first responders, emergency planners and others responsible for disaster preparedness,… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Funding, Public Health



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PubMed Health — A Growing Resource for Clinical Effectiveness Information

Posted by on September 27th, 2011

PubMed Health is a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and… Read More »

Posted in: Clinical Trials, Consumer Health, Health Literacy, PubMed



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Enhanced Access to Herb and Supplement Information on MedlinePlus

Posted by on September 22nd, 2011

The National Library of Medicine enhanced access to herb and supplement information on MedlinePlus.  On the English and Spanish supplements index pages, links to external sources of herb and supplement information now appear along with the information that we license from National Medicines Comprehensive Database.  These links also appear on MedlinePlus search results pages in… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, NLM Resources



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Clinical Advisory: NINDS Stops Treatment with Combination Antiplatelet Therapy Due to Higher Risk of Major Hemorrhage and Death

Posted by on September 20th, 2011

NINDS has stopped the combination antiplatelet intervention in the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3) trial. This was a randomized, multicenter clinical trial conducted throughout North America, Latin America and Spain, to learn about preventing a second stroke in patients who had a subcortical stroke and to learn how to prevent cognitive problems after… Read More »

Posted in: Clinical Trials



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2012 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Now Available

Posted by on September 16th, 2011

The Introduction to MeSH 2012 is now available, including information on its use and structure, as well as recent updates and availability of data. The default year in the MeSH Browser remains 2011 MeSH for now, but the alternate link provides access to 2012 MeSH. The MeSH Section will continue to provide access via the… Read More »

Posted in: NLM Resources, PubMed

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