October 20, 2014

New from National Library of Medicine: Learn About Toxic Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing

From the NLM Tech Bulletin: The National Library of Medicine TOXMAP now provides information on the toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Companies involved in hydraulic fracturing are not currently required to report to the US EPA Toxics Release Inventory Program and so are not represented in TOXMAP. However, TOXMAP provides information on many of […]

CRD Announces New Partnership with PubMed Health + PubMed Health Now Live on Twitter

From the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination: A new partnership between the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York and PubMed Health is launched today. PubMed Health is a new online service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) – the […]

Health Information: AIDSinfo and infoSIDA Redesigned

From the National Library of Medicine Technical Bulletin: To mark World AIDS Day 2011 (December 1), a redesigned AIDSinfo Web site has been released, along with the Spanish-language infoSIDA. These sister sites offer federally approved information on HIV treatment and research to health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the public. Resources include […]

National Library of Medicine Launches New YouTube Channel

From a NLM Announcement: The NLM YouTube channel will post a variety of videos on topics from database training, NLM exhibitions (like an overview of the new Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness), Public Service Announcements, lectures and more. Interested parties can subscribe to be notified whenever new content is posted on […]

Search Auto-Complete Feature Added to NLM Main Web Site, MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en Español

From the NLM Technical Bulletin: In November 2011, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a search box auto-complete feature for the NLM main Web site, MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español. Auto-complete improves the search experience on these sites by: suggesting relevant terms and phrases as users begin typing; helping users execute searches and arrive […]

New Resource: NLM and Department of Veterans Affairs Launch Online Registry of Biomedical Informatics Tools (ORBIT)

From the National Library of Medicine: The widespread adoption of electronic medical records makes it possible to more effectively learn from and improve clinical care. A significant challenge is the development and wide spread diffusion of tools that make it possible to aggregate, structure, and analyze medical record data. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), […]

Reference: New NLM Enviro-Health Links Page: Developing and Using Medicines for Children

From the National Library of Medicine Technical Bulletin: The National Library of Medicine Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) has released an Enviro-Health Links page on Developing and Using Medicines for Children. In regards to medications, it is important to remember that children are not small adults. Developing and Using Medicines for Children provides links […]

Update: MedlinePlus Twitter Feed Has a New Name/Handle

The SEA Currents Blog (via National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region) Reports: …the National Library of Medicine changed the name of the MedlinePlus Twitter feed from @medlineplus4you to @medlineplus.  Tweets will no longer be published to the @medlineplus4you feed, and, instead, will be published to the @medlineplus feed. Existing subscribers to @medlineplus4you or […]

"National Library of Medicine Issues Warning about Employment Scam"

Full Text of NLM Announcement: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) wants to warn you about an Internet scam that uses the NLM name.  The fraud involves scammers claiming to represent the NLM.  They are promising employment with MedlinePlus if victims send money to them. The scammers say that the money will be used to […]