Salud Publica
42.7K views | +13 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by Mariano Fernandez S. from Amazing Science
onto Salud Publica
Scoop.it!

It's time to stop being obsessed about the dangers of knowing what's in your genome

It's time to stop being obsessed about the dangers of knowing what's in your genome | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

There are lots of popular articles I could point to, but let’s start with a recent series in Time that included eight online features and the Dec. 13 cover story, ominously titled “The DNA Dilemma.”

 

The series, written by Bonnie Rochman, is thoroughly reported, balanced, and full of fascinating personal stories about children whose genomes have been sequenced. It’s also timely: The primary question Rochman raises—how much information is too much information?—has been dominating commentaries about genetic testing in the medical literature.

 

But this is the wrong question, or at least one that’s becoming increasingly irrelevant. The personal genomics horse has bolted, and yet many paternalistic members of the medical community are still trying to shut the barn door. In doing so, they’re fostering a culture of DNA fear when what we really need is a realistic and nuanced genetics education.

 

There are many kinds of genetic tests, but most of the hoopla revolves around whole-genome sequences—the impossibly long, letter-by-letter readouts of the DNA inside the nucleus of each of your cells. In 2003, the first human genome was fully sequenced for just shy of $3 billion. Today a doctor can order yours for around $10,000.

 

Though dropping every day, the cost is still prohibitive enough that most people who get their genome sequenced are part of a medical research study. But the technology is beginning to seep into everyday clinical settings, especially for children with rare diseases. In either situation, the doctor or researcher might inadvertently discover genomic information—known as “incidental findings” in the scientific literature and “dark DNA secrets” in one of the Timearticles—that has nothing to do with the child’s sickness or the study at hand. Hence the big dilemma: How much do patients want to know? How much do they need to know?


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
more...
No comment yet.
Salud Publica
Que hay en salud? Tendencias y nuevas formas de lograr mejoras sanitarias en las comunidades
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

La Salud 2.0 y la atención de la salud en la era digital | Fernández Silano | Revista Médica de Risaralda

La Salud 2.0 y la atención de la salud en la era digital | Fernández Silano | Revista Médica de Risaralda | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
La Salud 2.0 y la atención de la salud en la era digital
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

¿Paracetamol o ibuprofeno? ¡Vaya lío! por @miranda_trauma #medicina

¿Paracetamol o ibuprofeno? ¡Vaya lío! por @miranda_trauma #medicina | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
¿Paracetamol o ibuprofeno? Una pregunta habitual en consulta, en la farmacia, entre amigos. Unas ideas claras y simples. Qué es mejor en cada situación.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Using Facebook to Recruit Young Australian Men Into a Cross-Sectional Human Papillomavirus Study

Using Facebook to Recruit Young Australian Men Into a Cross-Sectional Human Papillomavirus Study | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Journal of Medical Internet Research - International Scientific Journal for Medical Research, Information and Communication on the Internet
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Tomar antibióticos sin receta pone en peligro la salud de todos. - YouTube

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Patient Health Record Systems Scope and Functionalities: Literature Review and Future Directions

Patient Health Record Systems Scope and Functionalities: Literature Review and Future Directions | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Journal of Medical Internet Research - International Scientific Journal for Medical Research, Information and Communication on the Internet
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Online Perceptions of Mothers About Breastfeeding and Introducing Formula: Qualitative Study

A multidisciplinary journal that focuses on public health and technology, public health informatics, mass media campaigns, surveillance, and innovation in public health practice and research. Also dedicated to rapid open data sharing during epidemics.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Will Participatory Syndromic Surveillance Work in Latin America? Piloting a Mobile Approach to Crowdsource Influenza-Like Illness Data in Guatemala

Will Participatory Syndromic Surveillance Work in Latin America? Piloting a Mobile Approach to Crowdsource Influenza-Like Illness Data in Guatemala | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
A multidisciplinary journal that focuses on public health and technology, public health informatics, mass media campaigns, surveillance, and innovation in public health practice and research. Also dedicated to rapid open data sharing during epidemics.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Semana Mundial de Concientización sobre el uso de Antibióticos. 13 al 19 de Noviembre de 2017. - YouTube

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

How Do Scientists Measure the Public Health Impacts of Natural Disasters?

How Do Scientists Measure the Public Health Impacts of Natural Disasters? | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

In the wake of this year's hurricanes, epidemiologists are assessing the effects of mold, toxic leaks and other threats
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Proyecto pionero que utiliza realidad mixta en la cirugía real | Datagora

Proyecto pionero que utiliza realidad mixta en la cirugía real | Datagora | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Nuevo dispositivo para cerrar heridas sin suturas ni grapas

Nuevo dispositivo para cerrar heridas sin suturas ni grapas | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Nuevo dispositivo para cerrar heridas sin suturas ni grapas de la compañía KitoTech Medical
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Aprende los ANTIBIÓTICOS de una manera muy fácil

Aprende los ANTIBIÓTICOS de una manera muy fácil | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Estas tres diferentes mnemotecnias + VIDEO te permitirán aprender o recordar los antibióticos de una forma entretenida y fácil.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Los sMOOC, una oportunidad de educación para la salud basada en habilidades

Los sMOOC, una oportunidad de educación para la salud basada en habilidades | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Esta semana he presentado junto a Oskar Almazán la ponencia: Los sMOOC, una oportunidad de educación para la salud basada en habilidades. Dicha aportación ha formado parte del simposio 25 en el VII Congreso Internacional de Investigación en Comunicación e Información Digital. Comparto con vosotros el vídeo y el resumen: https://youtu.be/s0t41r08m40 Resumen de la ponencia:…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Dolor crónico y tecnología: actualización de apps

Dolor crónico y tecnología: actualización de apps | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
De nuevo hoy es el Día Mundial del Dolor. Y esta vez María Madariaga y Rafael Pardo han decidido escribir este post a cuatro manos.…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Semana Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Uso de los Antibióticos

Semana Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Uso de los Antibióticos | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Semana Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Uso de los Antibióticos
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Don't Dismiss These Two Cancer Risk Factors

Don't Dismiss These Two Cancer Risk Factors | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights one of the week's important news stories for primary care.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Health-Seeking Influence Reflected by Online Health-Related Messages Received on Social Media: Cross-Sectional Survey

Journal of Medical Internet Research - International Scientific Journal for Medical Research, Information and Communication on the Internet
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

User Acceptance of Wrist-Worn Activity Trackers Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Mixed Method Study

User Acceptance of Wrist-Worn Activity Trackers Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Mixed Method Study | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Mobile and tablet apps, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, wearable computing and domotics for health.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

12 habilidades para adaptarse al entono digital #infografia #infographic #rrhh - TICs y Formación

12 habilidades para adaptarse al entono digital #infografia #infographic #rrhh - TICs y Formación | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
5 (100%) 2 votes Hola: Una infografía con 12 habilidades para adaptarse al entono digital. Vía Un saludo   Anuncios Relacionado
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Reducing Symptom Distress in Patients With Advanced Cancer Using an e-Alert System for Caregivers: Pooled Analysis of Two Randomized Clinical Trials

Reducing Symptom Distress in Patients With Advanced Cancer Using an e-Alert System for Caregivers: Pooled Analysis of Two Randomized Clinical Trials | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Journal of Medical Internet Research - International Scientific Journal for Medical Research, Information and Communication on the Internet
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Neurociencia: 10 cursos online gratis

Neurociencia: 10 cursos online gratis | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
¿Sabías que universidades prestigiosas de todo el mundo imparten cursos online y gratis de Neurociencia? Aquí te presentamos nuestra selección de 10 cursos.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

The Next Pandemic

The Next Pandemic | Salud Publica | Scoop.it

With Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Museum of Natural History, we look at the past, present and future of the flu
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

La tecnología puede predecir los casos de gripe

La tecnología puede predecir los casos de gripe | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Desarrollan una aplicación capaz de hacerlo con dos semanas de antelación, lo que permite aplicar medidas preventivas con mayor antelación de lo que s
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Dejemos de administrar antibióticos a animales sanos para prevenir la propagación de la resistencia a los antimicrobianos

Dejemos de administrar antibióticos a animales sanos para prevenir la propagación de la resistencia a los antimicrobianos | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
La OMS recomienda que las industrias agropecuaria, piscicultora y alimentaria dejen de utilizar sistemáticamente antibióticos para estimular el crecimiento y prevenir enfermedades en animales sanos.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Por qué pensar en positivo no siempre es la solución a los malos momentos

Por qué pensar en positivo no siempre es la solución a los malos momentos | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
La idea de que debemos pensar en positivo incluso ante vivencias muy dolorosas emocionalmente es ineficaz y puede empeorar la situación. Te lo contamos.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mariano Fernandez S.
Scoop.it!

Cómo es ser científico de datos, el mejor trabajo actualmente

Cómo es ser científico de datos, el mejor trabajo actualmente | Salud Publica | Scoop.it
Científico de datos es una profesión relativamente nueva, pero ha sido valorada como el mejor trabajo actualmente. Descubre los detalles más curiosos de su
more...
No comment yet.