Internet Usage

Conversation about Dubious Stem Cell Clinical Trials Marketed on NIH Website

Conversation about Dubious Stem Cell Clinical Trials Marketed on NIH Website

A couple of days ago, I spoke with reporter Bradley J. Fikes about an interesting, new study “ClinicalTrials.gov, stem cells and ‘pay-to-participate’ clinical studies” (by Leigh Turner, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics). The paper describes how businesses use the public website ClinicalTrials.gov to recruit participants for unapproved stem cell interventions. This is […]

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How Social Media is Changing the Life of Patients and How it Could Help Research As Well

How Social Media is Changing the Life of Patients and How it Could Help Research As Well

Facebook helps patients with rare diseases to break out of their isolation. It also provides unique, new opportunities for research, especially study participant recruitment.

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The World Wide Web Turns 25: It Has Been A Positive Force For Society And People

The World Wide Web Turns 25: It Has Been A Positive Force For Society And People

New report confirms that the internet and web have been a plus for society, especially for individual users.

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Lessons from Twitter Prompt Scientists to Rethink Public Health Outreach

Lessons from Twitter Prompt Scientists to Rethink Public Health Outreach

In this interview, Barbara Gerbert, PhD, and Natalie Heaivilin, DDS, explore how Twitter may help health professionals to prevent dental disease in the future.

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Infographic: The Use Of Social Media Among Doctors And Patients

Infographic: The Use Of Social Media Among Doctors And Patients

This infographic provides a good overview and food for thought for those who are thinking about catalyzing new ways for physicians and patients to interact and communicate. (Note: The graphic is based on data from 2012.) Designed by obizmedia; published by Mesothelioma Page

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Dr. Google hilft: Was interessiert die Leute?

Dr. Google hilft: Was interessiert die Leute?

Was interessiert die Leser? Die ewige Frage jedes Journalisten lässt sich jetzt einfach beantworten: mithilfe von Google und Yahoo. Man muss nur wissen, wie. Digitale MarketingStrategien im Dienst von Journalismus und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit.

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Awareness Campaigns Drive More People To Search For Health Information Online

Awareness Campaigns Drive More People To Search For Health Information Online

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re wondering whether health awareness campaigns are worth your time and should be considered for your editorial planning, take a look at this study that annual awareness campaign is proving effective in stimulating online activity.

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