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COURSERA; 6 week course: Understanding Research; An overview for Health Professionals

Coursera, University of California is offering a free 6 week course, Understanding Research; An Overview for Health Professionals.
Starting 27th January 2014. The course lasts 6 weeks, and consists of
2 - 4 hours per week of lecture videos plus homework and tests. Successful completion earns you a validated certificate.

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Bookmarked by Nicola McHugh on Jan. 17, 2014
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A Qualitative Study Exploring Barriers Related to Use of Footwear in Rural Highland Ethiopia

This paper, published in PlosNTDs is relevant to podoconiosis. To read more about The Global Health Network and podoconiosis in Ethiopia, visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.503665409696927.1073741828.373139562749513&type=3 and our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8Zd8sDUjEk.

The role of footwear in protection against a range of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) is gaining increasing attention. Better understanding of the behaviors that influence use of footwear will lead to improved ability to measure shoe use and will be important for those implementing footwear programs.

Citation: Ayode D, McBride CM, de Heer HD, Watanabe E, Gebreyesus T, et al. (2013) A Qualitative Study Exploring Barriers Related to Use of Footwear in Rural Highland Ethiopia: Implications for Neglected Tropical Disease Control. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(4): e2199. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002199

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on April 29, 2013
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Directory of Indian Medical Sites, Regulations, e-resources

From the site: Welcome to QMed's comprehensive Directory of Indian Medical Sites. Our aim is to make this resource the first choice for locating websites of Indian medical & healthcare entities / information resources.

With this Directory of Indian Medical Sites, we are working at a goal - we want people to say “Indian medical information is not hard to find” !

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on Feb. 12, 2013
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Directory of Open Access Journals

This page lists open access journals, here for health sciences.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on Feb. 3, 2013
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Call for Papers: Social Networks, Health, and Mental Health

From the page: Call for Papers: Social Networks, Health, and Mental Health
Guest Editors: Andrew V. Papachristos, PhD and Alexander C. Tsai, MD, PhD

Social scientists have long observed that the social environment and inter-personal relationships exert substantive influences on health and health-related behaviors. In particular, the past decade has seen a growing interest in the how social networks influence health behaviors including: smoking, obesity, suicide, interpersonal violence, drug use, and communicable diseases and pathogens. For this Special Issue, Social Science & Medicine will assemble a collection of empirical, conceptual, and systematic review articles that will make novel contributions to advancing social science inquiry into how social networks affect health and mental health.

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Bookmarked by The Editorial Team on Feb. 1, 2013
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