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Published on October 30, 2008

Author: Chella555

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This presentation focuses on the NLM products - Clinical Trials, Senior Health, Asian American Health, Household Products, Tox Town, and Tox Mystery. This was presented by Chella Vaidyanathan as a part of the panel presentation on October 21 at the 2008 DLC Conference.

Chella Vaidyanathan History, Political Science, U.S. Govt. and International Documents University of Miami Libraries Fall 2008 DLC Conference

A clinical trial is “a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions” http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/info/about Collaboration between the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Provides most recent information on private and government funded clinical trials for several diseases and their conditions Database has 63894 trials

A clinical trial is “a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions”

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/info/about

Collaboration between the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Provides most recent information on private and government funded clinical trials for several diseases and their conditions

Database has 63894 trials

Database covers all 50 states of the United States It also covers 158 countries around the world Studies can be searched by condition, drug intervention, sponsor, and location A glossary that is very helpful Studies can be represented on map More information @ http://clinicaltrials.gov/ Great resource for medical information

Database covers all 50 states of the United States

It also covers 158 countries around the world

Studies can be searched by condition, drug intervention, sponsor, and location

A glossary that is very helpful

Studies can be represented on map

More information @ http://clinicaltrials.gov/

Great resource for medical information

Focus is on Asian Americans According to U.S. census, currently there are more than 11 million Asian Americans living in the United States Very diverse population – various ethnic groups & speak several languages High rate of liver cancer, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, coronary artery diseases, etc. Aimed at creating public awareness of health problems faced by this group

Focus is on Asian Americans

According to U.S. census, currently there are more than 11 million Asian Americans living in the United States

Very diverse population – various ethnic groups & speak several languages

High rate of liver cancer, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, coronary artery diseases, etc.

Aimed at creating public awareness of health problems faced by this group

Specific health conditions Alternative Medicine Behavioral and Mental Health Issues Information is available in several Asian languages Useful for students studying criminology, sociology, public health etc. More information @ http://asianamericanhealth.nlm.nih.gov/index.html

Specific health conditions

Alternative Medicine

Behavioral and Mental Health Issues

Information is available in several Asian languages

Useful for students studying criminology, sociology, public health etc.

More information @ http://asianamericanhealth.nlm.nih.gov/index.html

Health information for older adults A-Z index for health topics Conditions listed by categories Exercise stories and health videos provided – great resources that can be used on our government information subject guides Training tools for help – http://nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit/toolkit.html More information @ http://nihseniorhealth.gov/index.html

Health information for older adults

A-Z index for health topics

Conditions listed by categories

Exercise stories and health videos provided – great resources that can be used on our government information subject guides

Training tools for help – http://nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit/toolkit.html

More information @ http://nihseniorhealth.gov/index.html

Database focuses on household products Information about 8,000 brands and their health effects Obtained from Material Safety Data Sheets – from manufacturers Can be searched by categories, brand names, kinds of products, manufacturers’ names, and ingredients More information @ http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/index.htm

Database focuses on household products

Information about 8,000 brands and their health effects

Obtained from Material Safety Data Sheets – from manufacturers

Can be searched by categories, brand names, kinds of products, manufacturers’ names, and ingredients

More information @ http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/index.htm

Information on chemicals found in our everyday locations Simple and nontechnical descriptions Environment’s effect on human health A-Z index for topics A-Z index for disasters and health Excellent resource for children to learn from Lesson plans and activities provided for teachers More information @ http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/index.php

Information on chemicals found in our everyday locations

Simple and nontechnical descriptions

Environment’s effect on human health

A-Z index for topics

A-Z index for disasters and health

Excellent resource for children to learn from

Lesson plans and activities provided for teachers

More information @ http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/index.php

Specifically designed for children 7 – 11 years old Toxie the Cat helps children to play this game For each question, Toxie provides hints English and Spanish version Good resource for class activity Certificate of completion after finishing the game Resources for parents and teachers More information @ http://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov/

Specifically designed for children 7 – 11 years old

Toxie the Cat helps children to play this game

For each question, Toxie provides hints

English and Spanish version

Good resource for class activity

Certificate of completion after finishing the game

Resources for parents and teachers

More information @ http://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov/

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