O Presidente do Conselho Regulador da Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social recebe, esta quarta-feira, pelas 15h30, nas instalações da Entidade, a administração da Presselivre – Imprensa Livre, S.A. para entrega formal do pedido de autorização para o exercício da atividade de televisão através de um serviço de programas denominado Correio da Manhã TV.
'Consumers need safe, reliable, trustworthy apps to help guide their health and wellness and help them manage their chronic diseases.
The health app world needs guidance. The vast assortment of apps to choose from makes it difficult for consumers to navigate. Which apps are reliable, trustworthy, and medically sound?
How do consumers navigate the crowded world of health apps?
"Common sense rules," Joseph Kvedar, M.D says. If consumers think it's a "magic app," it probably isn't.
It doesn't seem as if there is too much hype -- just little guidance. The push to move the mHealth app world forward may be reside in the demands of consumers to be served with health and wellness apps that are safe, reliable and trustworthy, developed by companies who are not just those looking to "get rich quick'.
[AS: Relevance and reliability are clearly paramount when it comes to #mhealth apps; however, I'd add to that apps also need to be interesting, elegant, and functional in order to retain users' interest and support. I've started curating some health games that have caught my eye at healthgames.wordpress.com]
São as publicidades que objetificam o corpo feminino e sexualizam as crianças um questão de saúde pública?
"Psychological bodies and adolescent health experts have documented these negative physical and mental health outcomes for years, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction and poor academic performance. Girls especially are affected.".
The models for education can be both face to face; through class time and instruction, or online via email and social media. Knowledge is power, as the expression goes. How do we, as breastfeeding educators, grow that ...
Health literacy is understanding something you read. But functional health literacy refers to the ability to function, to take that information, understand it and apply it according to Fran London author of No Time to Teach.
When a smart-phone-wielding patient starts surfing the Internet for health information at the start of a headache, he or she isn't being antisocial or mistrusting of doctors.
A new study from the University of California-Davis says Net-savvy patients are merely trying to be an active partner in healthcare delivery.
They don't mistrust their doctors, underlined the study's author Xinyi Hu:
* Almost 70 % of those interviewed said they planned to ask their doctors questions about information they found while surfing.
* Around 40% said they had taken printouts to discuss niggling doubts with their doctors.
* Over half of them said they were planning to ask at least one question to their doctor on the basis of their Net-based own research.
This reaction is not surprising. Health is one of the widely read subjects on the Internet.
The press release put out by the California University said that over 12,000 groups were listed in the Yahoo! Groups Health and Wellness directory till February 2011. In urban India where broadband penetration is high as compared to rural India, surfing for health information is on the rise.
The California University study reminds practitioners that they need not be defensive when their patients come in with Internet-derived information. "We found that mistrust was not a significant predictor of people going online for health information prior to their visit," said Xinyi.
"..., if you do not connect to national news every day (some of you conspiracy theorists may disagree with even that), and only focus on what you search on the internet, you may not be as connected and informed as you think. There are algorithmic filters built into our searches that are based on the first choices we make while surfing the web. Every time we wake up and begin our Google searches, we experience filters that give us the information that the filter thinks we want to see. [Those] filters do not allow us the variety of news that we want, and we are left looking at a very one-sided view of the world. Our students need to understand that we need to read and search for stories that make us uncomfortable. Those stories that make them uncomfortable help them see the world through a more objective lens."
A new study suggests that patients increasingly look to the internet for both support and for health information, but do so in addition to traditional resources.
The study found that patients are using the internet to connect with others who share their situations and to find information on health topics which they then share with their doctors.
These patients still rely on traditional support structures, such as family, and their trust in their doctor is unaffected. Patients using online research bring the information to their doctors to ask questions and learn more, demonstrating a more active role in their own care.
'The more health apps have in common with other popular app trends like gamification, the easier it will be for mainstream consumers to get on board and use them more. Watching how new health apps leverage incentives is sure to be fascinating.
And even though the examples [cited in the piece, namely Gympact, Stickk and RunKeeper] are all related to fitness, let’s home there are innovators out there working to crack the code that could bring game-applications to thins like physical therapy, medicine adherence and chronic condition tracking.'
I am excited, even without hundreds of millions of dollars spent on pharmaceutical advertising, patients and doctors on “this side of the pond” want to connect so that optimal care can be given to each patient and that patients can feel more...
But if children were more aware of the influential nature of media, would they be less susceptible to it?
The answer is yes, according to a recent study published in Journal of Children and Media, and co-authored by David Bickham, PhD, staff scientist at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) and Ronald Slaby, PhD, senior scientist at CMCH.
One thing they didn't mention in the article, that I do think is going to be important, is development of improved measures that can successfully tap into health literacy via online surveys. Some of the existing measures basically require interpersonal delivery (such as the REALM) and/or weren't really designed to be used online (TOFHLA), which makes it tougher to consider health literacy when doing research via some kind of online survey. Given that we know lower health literate people are using the Internet, and even people who read perfectly well might struggle with health literacy, this is something else to keep in mind when thinking about health literacy measurement moving forward. (IMHO.)
koganbot: In a New York Times Op-Ed (“Compassion Made Easy”), social psychologist David DeSteno describes experiments designed to test whether “empathy with the suffering of others is… a special virtue that has the power to change the world.” The...
Heavy Smokers Get Textual HealingGreen ProphetHebrew University's School for Public Health, in cooperation with The Medical Society for Smoking Prevention and Cessation in Israel and the Hadassah Medical Organization, sponsored a forum focused on ...
Selon le 10ème baromètre de l’automédication réalisé par Celtipharm pour l’Association Française de l’Industrie Pharmaceutique pour une Automédication Responsable (Afipa), les médicaments vendus sans ordonnance ont progressé de +1.9% en 2011. Ce qui représente un marché de 2.1 milliards d’euros.
This study explored the effects of premessage emotions (happiness, anger, and fear) and chronic levels of motivational system activation (behavioral approach system: BAS, and behavioral inhibition system: BIS) on the processing of gain- and loss-framed persuasive messages. The data showed that emotion functions (approach and avoidance), not valences (positive and negative), predicted emotions' interactions with motivational systems and framed messages. While fear was associated with BIS, happiness and anger were linked to BAS. Also, while a loss frame was more persuasive among fearful individuals, a gain frame produced more persuasion for happy and angry participants. BAS mediated persuasion when angry and happy participants read a gain frame; BIS mediated persuasion among fearful individuals who attended to a loss frame.
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