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100 Ideas That Changed the Web*by Maria Popova* *From the mouse to the GIF, by way of the long tail and technology’s forgotten female pioneers.* In his now-iconic 1945 essay “As We May Think,” Vannevar Bush considered the problem of organizing humanity’s knowledge, which he poetically termed “the common record,” in an intelligent way amidst an era of information overload. It was a challenge first addressed a decade earlier by a Belgian idealist named Paul Otlet, whose global knowledge network called the Mundaneum sparked the dawn of the modern information age. But it wasn’t until 199...mais »
Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay*by Maria Popova* *Thoughts on navigating the open sea of knowledge.* For my part in the 2014 Future of Storytelling Summit, I had the pleasure of collaborating with animator Drew Christie — the talent behind that wonderful short film about Mark Twain and the myth of originality — on an animated essay that I wrote and narrated, exploring a subject close to my heart and mind: the question of how we can cultivate true wisdom in the age of information and why great storytell...mais »
Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990—2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Dr Haidong Wang PhD a [image: Corresponding Author] *[image: Email Address] et al. Findings We estimated that 6·3 million (95% UI 6·0—6·6) children under-5 died in 2013, a 64% reduction from 17·6 million (17·1—18·1) in 1970. In 2013, child mortality rates ranged from 152·5 per 1000 livebirths (130·6—177·4) in Guinea-Bissau to 2·3 (1·8—2·9) per 1000 in Singapore. The annualised rates of change from 1990 to 2013 ranged from...mais »
Can dementia be lessened by statins? Lionel H Opie a[image: Email Address] *The Lancet* Editorial of June 281 states that Prime Minister David Cameron has taken the lead in the attempt to lessen the global epidemic of dementia by identifying a cure or disease modifying therapy by 2025.1 Yet in the same issue of *The Lancet*, we read that statins have anti-inflammatory properties and inhibit leucocyte migration through the blood—brain barrier, thereby lessening atrophy of the brain.2 Possible additional brain protective mechanisms are endothelial protection via action on the nitric ox...mais »
The state of global health in 2014 1. Jaime Sepúlveda1,*, 2. Christopher Murray2 +Author Affiliations 1. 1Global Health Sciences, University of California (UC) San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA. 2. 2Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. 1. ↵*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - ABSTRACT The global health landscape looks more promising than ever, although progress has been uneven. Here, we describe the current global burden of disease throughout the life cycle, highl...mais »
Putting women and girls at the center of development 1. Melinda French Gates +Author Affiliations 1. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA. - ABSTRACT The development field needs to be more serious about gender inequities and women’s empowerment. By ignoring gender inequities, many development projects fail to achieve their objective. And when development organizations do not focus on women’s empowerment, they neglect the fact that empowered women have the potential to transform their societies. I also review the Gates Foundation’s record on gender and propos...mais »
AHA Stroke Statements and GuidelinesThe American Heart Association and American Stroke Association publish medical scientific statements on various cardiovascular disease and stroke topics. Read MoreHeart Disease & Stroke Statistics – 2014 UpdateThe most up-to-date statistics on heart disease, stroke, other vascular diseases. Read MoreStroke, an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association JournalThe #1 journal dedicated to cerebrovascular research, representing the best in the field-original contributions, brief reports, basic science advances for clinicians, comments an...mais »
The Role of Fathers in Society September 05, 2014 | Blogs, Couch in Crisis By H. Steven Moffic, MD Linked Articles The Role of Fathers in Society A Navy Seal Fights a Gender Battle Ebola and the Ethics of Physicians Beheadings and Brains Racism in Sports and Psychiatry (Courtesy Wikipedia) *PSYCHIATRIC VIEWS ON THE NEWS* Most of you know that Joan Rivers just died. But, unless you read the obituaries, you may not know that Andrew Madoff died on Wednesday. Andrew Madoff was the second son of the convicted Ponzi schemer, Bernard (Bernie) Madoff. Andrew's brother, Mark, committed suicide o...mais »
Sibling Bullying Takes Mental Toll Siblings will inevitably fight, but when one regularly says nasty or hurtful things to or about the other, gets physical with him or her, or consistently ignores him or her, it crosses the line into bullying and can do lasting harm. Eighteen-year-olds who were bullied by a sibling several times a week in childhood were about twice as likely as their peers to have depression, to have anxiety, and to engage in self-harm. It is important, therefore, for parents to understand that bullying can occur in the home just as it can in school and to intervene ...mais »
Scientists discover how to 'switch off' autoimmune diseases Date: September 3, 2014 Source: University of Bristol Summary: Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis by revealing how to stop cells attacking healthy body tissue. Rather than the body's immune system destroying its own tissue by mistake, researchers have discovered how cells convert from being aggressive to actually protecting against disease. ------------------------------ Aggressor cells, which have the potential to cause autoimmunity, ...mais »
ESC: What Will Change Cardiology Practice? Published: Sep 7, 2014 By Peggy Peck, Editor-in-Chief, MedPage Today save | A A BARCELONA -- Can research reported at a medical conference really change practice? Cardiologists meeting here last week say the answer is yes, yes, yes, and yes. Four positive responses to four late-breaking, aka Hot Line, trials -- CvLPRIT,FAME-2, X-VeRT, and PARADIGM-HF -- at the European Society of Cardiology laid claim to practice-changing status and few here challenged that claim.
Beverage Service: Coffee, Tea, and the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mary Desmond Pinkowish, MPH Reviewed by Clifton Jackness, MD, Attending Physician in Endocrinology, Lenox Hill Hospital and the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY [image: image] Take Note - In a large 2014 meta-analysis, an inverse dose-response relationship was demonstrated between diabetes risk and consumption of coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea - Another meta-analysis confirmed these findings and showed that the effect was stronger in women, nonsmokers, and people with a body mass index ...mais »
So Bill Gates Has This Idea for a History Class ... *https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home* *Referido pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja* By ANDREW ROSS SORKINSEPT. 5, 2014 Photo Bill Gates, right, with David Christian, a professor from Australia with a new approach to teaching history. CreditMark Peterson/Redux, for The New York Times Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main storyShare This Page In 2008, shortly after Bill Gates stepped down from his executive role at Microsoft, he often awoke in his 66,000-square-foot home...mais »