NLM's Drug Information Portal, a mobile-optimized web site, covers over 32,000 drugs and provides descriptions, drug names, pharmaceutical categories, and structural diagrams. Each record also features information links to nineteen other resources including PubMed, LactMed, and Drugs@FDA. Smart phones accessing the main Drug Portal site will be taken the mobile site. The Drug Information Portal is a free Web resource from … Continue reading NLM Drug Info Portal now available for mobile devices
Haz-Map, the occupational health database, has been redesigned so that it adapts to Web browsers on desktop computers, laptops, and tablets, as well as mobile browsers on smart phones, such as iPhones, Android and Blackberry phones. Haz-Map is designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to … Continue reading Haz-Map web and mobile versions updated
The Health Data Initiative Forum III: The Health Datapalooza will be held June 5 and 6, 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event brings together a diverse group of data experts, technology developers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, health care system leaders, and community advocates to support innovative applications of health and … Continue reading Health Datapalooza June 5-6
From our friends over a the Mind the Science Gap blog (read & comment!): From Facebook to Angry Birds, Google Maps to challenges of holding down a virtual button, applications (apps) for communication, navigation, and entertainment are downloaded daily to a phone near you. The trend of increasing access to mobile technologies, like cell phones, … Continue reading There’s an App for that?
The CDC has announced its first app, for the Apple iPad platform. It's free! The CDC iPad App serves up important information from CDC’s website tailored to meet the needs of iPad users. Users can use tabs to immediately access health articles, popular journals, fast-breaking health updates, blogs, and podcasts. There are also tabs that … Continue reading New CDC iPad App – Repost
The CDC has announced its first app, for the Apple iPad platform. It's free! The CDC iPad App serves up important information from CDC’s website tailored to meet the needs of iPad users. Users can use tabs to immediately access health articles, popular journals, fast-breaking health updates, blogs, and podcasts. There are also tabs that … Continue reading New CDC iPad app
From iMedicalApps mhealth: Mobilizing for Health® is the McKesson Foundation’s grant initiative that provides funding for research on mobile phone-based interventions for low-income patients with chronic diseases. Specifically, their interest lies in research proposals that seek to evaluate mHealth applications, with priority given to researchers studying the use of mobile in cancer management. The research studies … Continue reading “Mobilizing For Health” research grant program from McKesson Foundation
Looking for a citation managment program that's easy to use? Need a simple way to share references or create reading lists? Check out Mendeley, a free citation manangement program that helps you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research in your field. Automatically generate bibliographies Collaborate easily with other researchers online … Continue reading Mendeley webinar Nov. 30
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has just announced the results of its software development challenge, "Show Off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information." One of the winners is NLMPlus, a mobile-friendly semantic search & discovery tool that allows users to search across all NLM resources, such as PubMed, MedlinePlus, images from the history of medicine, & NCBI databases. … Continue reading New web application–NLMPlus
The THL Mobile Devices Resources guide to free mobile apps has just been updated, & I'm pleased to report that it has some apps/mobile-friendly pages that are specifically related to public health. Check it out here & let us about apps that we've missed.