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Tox Town Updates the Farm Scene!

Posted by on May 9th, 2016

If you are looking for possible environmental health risks in a typical farm or need information on agricultural runoff, feeding operations, or barns and silos, check out the newly updated Tox Town Farm scene. The Farm joins previously updated City, Town and Southwest scenes with an updated, photorealistic look to allow users to better identify… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Environmental Health and Toxicology, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, Public Health



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NLM’s Genetics Home Reference Gets a New Look for DNA Day!

Posted by on April 25th, 2016

Launched by the National Library of Medicine in 2003, Genetics Home Reference, the Web site for consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health, has undergone a major makeover. The new site became available on April 25, which is DNA Day and the 13th anniversary of Genetics Home Reference. Designed for patients,… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources



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WHO Launches the Zika App for Health Care Providers

Posted by on March 9th, 2016

The World Health Organization has created a Zika app that gathers all of WHO’s guidance for agencies and individuals involved in the response to Zika Virus Disease and its suspected complications such as microcephaly, and for health care workers such as doctors, nurses and community health workers. The English version of the app is now… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Mobile Devices, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health



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NLM Announces Pill Image Recognition Challenge

Posted by on January 21st, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced its Pill Image Recognition Challenge January 19, 2016 in the Federal Register. The Pill Image Recognition Challenge will also be posted on The submission period for the Challenge is April 4, 2016 to May 31, 2016, with winners announced August 1, 2016. The Pill Image Recognition Challenge… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools



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New AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines App Released!

Posted by on January 19th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced the release of a new AIDSinfo Treatment Guidelines app for both iOS and Android devices. The AIDSinfo Treatment Guidelines app provides mobile access to the HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines developed by working groups of the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council. The guidelines include recommendations by… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, Public Health, Web 2.0 Tools

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