My friend and IMIA collegue, Luis Luque is working on a great study and is looking for participants (only medical professionals). On Webicina.com, we are working hard to give you free, but curated medical social media resources such as Youtube channels focusing on different conditions or specialties. And we really need such studies so please participate if you can. More details here.
You are invited to participate in a research study about online health videos. We are willing to invite healthcare professionals to participate. Please read this form and feel free to ask any question before you agree to participate.
Your participation: If you agree to participate we will provide you access to a web page where you will enter some anonymous information about you. Then you will answer questions about several videos. The experiment will take around 30 minutes.
Pink Glove Dance is a really nice initiative created by the Providence Health & Services in order to generate breast cancer awareness. This is the original video.
Now several other healthcare institutions joined this movement:
Genome British Columbia has come up with a series of educational videos describing genomics, gene expression or genomics in everyday life.
(Via Genome Web)
Wellcome Trust has a Youtube channel on which they feature videos from the 20th century including films about surgeries, medical issues and the everyday lives of doctors.
A new digital collection of moving images on 20th-century healthcare and medicine is now online. Over 450 titles – 100 hours of film and video – have been transferred and are freely available under Creative Commons licences.
Here are a few examples:
Cruel Kindness: a 1967 UK educational film about childhood obesity
Acute appendicitis from 1931:
Caesarean section from 1930:
(Hat tip: BoingBoing)
Mayo Clinic is one of the health institutes that has been open to web 2.0 for years now. Here is another reason for that, patient stories shared via Youtube.
Lee Aase, manager of Syndication and Social Media for Mayo Clinic, will attend the Dutch event (one of the best health 2.0 events this year in Europe) on the 12th and 13th of October organized by Lucien Engelen. I will also be there.
I’ve already reported several new Youtube channels, but now Nature.com launched its own. Why? The Great Beyond blog has the answer:
Where else can you watch items on genome analysis of the duck-billed platypus and new interpretations of the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism alongside whale evolution and mega-impacts on Mars? Nowhere, that’s where.
One example: Smoking and Lung
I’ve been a subscriber of the ScienCentral channel in Youtube for a while and there are really great videos about important topics such as genealogy (Blaine will certainly like it).
Genes don’t just tell whom you’re related to or why you look a certain way; now, they can also tell you where you came from. Researchers have created a genetic map of Europe, and they hope to expand it globally, as this ScienCentral News video explains.