Two April events: #Crowd-sourced #health care, #science and the lay #press

Your scribe here, Tinker Ready, appears at the second event on science and the media. Deleterious Me: Whole Genome Sequencing, 23andMe, and the Crowd-Sourced Health Care Revolution Anne Wojcicki With panel discussion by Archon Fung, Jeremy Greene, Sanford Kwinter, and Jonathan Zittrain. Moderated by Sheila Jasanoff. April 17, 2012, 5:00pm–7:00pm Emerson Hall, Room 105 Co-sponsored … Continue reading Two April events: #Crowd-sourced #health care, #science and the lay #press

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Mass #teens and the morning after pill: More trouble getting #birth control #planb

Teens in Print, working with The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (necir-bu.org) produced a  piece inconsistancies in access to the morning after pill. Worried that she might be at risk of being pregnant, a fifteen-year-old Boston Latin Academy student said she called her local Walgreens in Hyde Park and asked how old she had to be … Continue reading Mass #teens and the morning after pill: More trouble getting #birth control #planb

Harvard Meeting: Detecting disease digitally #health #map #gps #ddd

Keynote from last week's Digital Disease Detection conference at Harvard. Link for more video. Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH Harvard Professor of Medicine, Health Care Policy, and Sociology Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH, is a social scientist and physician who conducts research on social factors that affect health, health care, and longevity. He directs … Continue reading Harvard Meeting: Detecting disease digitally #health #map #gps #ddd

Health Wonk Review: Wearing the Green for the St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Here in Boston, researchers have looked into that most pressing of St. Patrick’s Day health questions: Is Guinness really good for you? Red wine gets all the press, but Tufts researchers found a positive association between beer and bone density. For this edition of the Health Wonk Review, we take a a look at the Irish Times and … Continue reading Health Wonk Review: Wearing the Green for the St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Overstated news promo of the week: Killer Hamburger!

While watching the usually solid New England Cable News last night, we took note of the promos for the Harvard School of Public Health study on the correlation between red meat consumption: "A serious new warning about the possible dangers of red meat." The report itself is a little more understated, but still...Walter Willett had … Continue reading Overstated news promo of the week: Killer Hamburger!

Talk on “The Future of National Health Reform” Monday night @ East Boston Library

The Future of National Health Reform" - John McDonough When Monday, March 12, 2012, 6 – 7pm Where Boston Public Library, East Boston Branch 276 Meridian Street East Boston, MA 02128 Event type Harvard 375 Events Organization/Sponsor Harvard University and Boston Public Library Ticket Info Free 375 Celebration Event Type Campus Email community@harvard.edu Phone 617-495-4955 … Continue reading Talk on “The Future of National Health Reform” Monday night @ East Boston Library

Labels don’t list questionable ingredients in conventional and alternative soaps, diapers and make-up

Nature Boston took a walk down the aisle of Whole Foods and  Rite Aid with Ruth Rudell to talk about the new study from Silent Spring Institute From the press release: Investigators tested products for the presence of hormone disruptors that raise concerns for breast cancer, growth, and reproduction, as well as chemicals associated with asthma. They … Continue reading Labels don’t list questionable ingredients in conventional and alternative soaps, diapers and make-up