New public health MeSH terms for 2014

Each year, PubMed adds, changes, & deletes terms in the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) database, which contains all the terms used to index articles in Medline.  I’m always excited (yes, really!) to see what new terms are available for public health, since that makes searching so much easier & accurate.  I’ve gathered a list of the new terms that are particularly relevant to public health below.  To see the whole list of changes, go to Changes to MeSH – 2014 & select from the links at #4.

  • alcohol abstinence
  • biodegradable plastics
  • dataset
  • disaster victims
  • drug trafficking
  • ethnic conflict
  • hazard analysis and critical control points
  • hazardous waste sites
  • hope
  • human trafficking
  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
  • material safety data sheets
  • mindfulness
  • mobile applications
  • nurses, public health
  • nutritionists
  • nutritive sweetners
  • observational study
  • organ trafficking
  • pediatric obesity
  • physical conditioning, human
  • serving size
  • slave
  • slavery
  • social determinants of health
  • sports for persons with disabilities
  • sports nutritional sciences
  • teach-back communication
  • web browser
  • workplace violence



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