Health 2.0 News: From Space Food to Eye Tracking and Hospital Blogs
- Space Food: The Best and Worst (Boing Boing)
Astronaut foods during the Gemini and Apollo programs were highly processed, because “low-residue” food meant fewer encounters with the dread fecal bag. To prevent crumbs, which could float into eyes and instrumentation panels, many foods – even “sandwiches” — took the form of bite-sized cubes lacquered with waxy, congealed oils. Rarely has anything so cute been so loathed. The coating stuck to the roof of the mouth and the cubes had to be rehydrated by “holding in the mouth for ten seconds.”
- The shroud of retraction: Virology Journal withdraws paper about whether Christ cured a woman with flu (Retraction Watch): A fascinating story, a must-read!
- Hospitals Don’t Need Social Media (Health is Social)
Hospitals don’t need Social Media. Nobody needs social media, actually.
What people need in today’s world is either to get information they don’t have or to control the over-load of information they do have.
- 6 Ways Eye Tracking Is Changing the Web (Read Write Web)
- Social Media in Health and Medicine: Medlibs Round 2.7 (Highlight Health)
- Before You Start a Hospital Blog (33 charts): Useful pieces of advice from Bryan Vartabedian, MD.
- How useful would be the Single-patient clinical trials for improving the hopes of Personalized medicine (Microarray Blog)