Australian guideline for prevention, diagnosis, and management of acute RHD
Guidelines that provides "clinicians with additional information on preventative action, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease." The guidelines also clarify "common questions and broadened the diagnosis criteria for probable acute rheumatic fever in high risk groups in order to assist clinicians when there are uncertain cases of acute rheumatic fever." RHD Australia.
Country-level decision making for control of chronic diseases
IOM workshop summary report that "explored ideas and opportunities for supporting country-specific assessments of resource needs and planning of resource allocation for chronic diseases as part of the broader process of priority setting, decision making, and planning. It aimed to identify what tools are needed for country-led planning of effective, efficient, and equitable provision of programs to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic diseases." IOM.
Cardiovascular harms from tobacco use and secondhand smoke: Global gaps in awareness and implications for actionReport that "brings together data from two ongoing major global tobacco research and surveillance studies - the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project and the Global Tobacco Surveillance System - to examine people's awareness of the cardiovascular risks of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure." WHF.
Profile on implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the South-East Asia regionReport that provides "an overview of the status of the implementation of the convention in the eleven Member States of the SEA Region. It highlights some major milestones achieved as well as the challenges faced while implementing tobacco control measures in Member countries." WHO.
Ghetto scienceYouTube video that demonstrates the amount of tar a person inhales while smoking a cigarette. YouTube.
Alcohol in the European Union: Consumption, harm, and policy approachesReport that provides "key indicators on alcohol consumption, health outcomes and action to reduce harm across the European Union (EU). It gives an overview of the latest research on effective alcohol policies, and includes data from the EU, Norway and Switzerland on alcohol consumption, harm and policy approaches...The report updates the evidence base for some important areas of alcohol policy, and provides policy-makers and other stakeholders in reducing the harm done to health and society by excessive drinking with useful information to guide future action." WHO.
For the public's health: Investing in a healthier future
Report that "assesses both the sources and adequacy of current (US) government public health funding and identifies approaches to building a sustainable and sufficient public health presence going forward, while recognizing the importance of the other actors in the health system, including clinical care, governmental public health, and others." IOM. http://bit.ly/HzkFAH
A guide that takes "stock of what we know today about the power of mobile communication tools to influence health behaviors at both the consumer and healthcare provider levels...
Country-level decision making for control of chronic diseases
IOM workshop summary that "aimed to identify what is needed to create tools for country-led planning of effective, efficient, and equitable provision of programs to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic diseases." IOM.
Information needs of public health professionals
Research project by the National Heart Forum (UK) on "requirements and priorities for how web-based public health resources could be made more accessible to public health professionals, and what new tools or best practice approaches should be taken forward to promote public health at all levels within the future health and care system." Includes detailed results of online survey, brief report and profiles of one-on-one follow-up interviews, and a literature review. National Heart Forum.
Behavioral and social science research methods
Online resource database that will "provide psychologists, economists, anthropologists, sociologists and other scientists with the latest research methods and tools to address emerging challenges in public health, such as the obesity epidemic and the rise of chronic diseases such as heart disease." National Institutes of Health.
Check your risk for diabetes
Online quiz that determines one's risk of getting type 2 diabetes by asking only seven questions. CDC.
Open access resourcesLibGuide on open learning resources (http://bit.ly/GOoDET); open access, A2K and scholarly communication (http://bit.ly/GU5z6i); and preservation, curation and data management (http://bit.ly/H8nNpL)
EIFL-OA resources on copyright management, copyright management, impact, open data, and educational resources: http://bit.ly/GRA7bc
EIFL-OA resources in French language: http://bit.ly/H8pcgg
The Tobacco Atlas
Report and website that "graphically details the scale of the tobacco epidemic, progress that has been made in tobacco control, and the latest products and tactics being deployed by the highly profitable tobacco industry - such as the use of new media, trade litigation, and aggressive development of smokeless products." The report is available as a PDF or on the interactive website. American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation.
WHO global report: mortality attributable to tobacco
WHO report that "provides information by country on the proportion of adult (age 30 years and above) deaths attributable to tobacco by major communicable and non-communicable causes by age and sex. It builds and is consistent with the global estimate provided in WHO's 2009 report entitled Global health risks: mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks." WHO.
WHO study group on tobacco product regulation
Report that "presents the conclusions and recommendations of the Study Group at its sixth meeting on toxic elements in tobacco and in cigarette smoke and on the basis for a regulatory framework to reduce the dependence potential of tobacco products." The report includes recommendations and full background document that served as the basis for TobReg's deliberations on heavy metals. WHO.
Preventing tobacco use among youth and young adults
Report from the US Surgeon General that adds to the "base of knowledge on the prevalence, causes, effects, and implications of tobacco use by young people. It elucidates in powerful detail the factors that lead youth and young adults to initiate tobacco use, and the devastating health and economic impact of that decision on our nation as well as on individuals, their families, and their communities. [The] report also identifies proven, effective strategies that hold the potential of dramatically reducing tobacco use." DHHS.
Tobacco control laws
Interactive website that allows users to explore tobacco control legislation and litigation all over the world. Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.
Right to food
Report submitted to the UN's Human Rights Council that addresses the links between health and malnutrition. The report shows that "Existing food systems have failed to address hunger, and at the same time encourage diets that are a source of overweight and obesity that cause even more deaths worldwide than does underweight. A transition towards sustainable diets will succeed only by supporting diverse farming systems that ensure that adequate diets are accessible to all, that simultaneously support the livelihoods of poor farmers and that are ecologically sustainable." UN.
Working multisectorally in nutrition
Book that "traces the development of [multisectoral nutrition approaches and the preconditions and principles for their success] and seeks to understand the contexts in which they are likely to succeed. Based on both theory and evidence, it provides guidance for practitioners on how such approaches can best be implemented." International Food Policy Research Institute.