Winter Lecture Series - 2009: Ten things the alcohol industry won't tell you about alcohol
Professor Sellman believes New Zealand is currently in the midst of a national alcohol crisis judging by health and crime statistics. As Director of the National Addiction Centre in Christchurch since 1996 – he is passionate about the right of consumers to know the other side of the alcohol story – its carcinogenic qualities to name just one. This lecture is the prelude to a national alcohol campaign.
Ernest Darkoh, Said Business School, MBA graduate 2000, Ghana / United States - Part 1
Following a medical degree, Ernest Darkoh studied for a masters in public health at Harvard, then completed his education with an MBA at Oxford. After graduating, Darkoh worked for McKinsey before going on to pioneer HIV treatment programmes in Botswana. He set up his own company called BroadReach Healthcare which is identifying better ways to deliver healthcare to vulnerable populations in the developing world. Ernest was named a "Young Global Leader 2006" by the World Economic Forum and is a r
A Crisis in Human Rights: Genocide in Darfur and Beyond
Focusing on the crisis in Darfur, the speakers will offer a comprehensive view of how and why a conflict evolves into a full-fledged genocide. The Darfur genocide has involved not just the outright immediate killing of people, but also the creation of conditions that have made life impossible by chasing people out into the desert and destroying their homes, villages, food supplies and livelihoods. Speakers will present eyewitness accounts of events on the ground in Darfur as well as academic res
Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This unit will help you establish a safe and comfortable working environment to ensure that your study time at the computer screen does not impact on your health. It also looks at the basic skills for online study, such as file management and installing software.
Are you getting enough sleep?
Our lives are getting busier and busier and it can often seem that there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. For many of us this means we are cutting down on the amount of time we are asleep. There is plenty of evidence, however, that in doing so we are increasing the risk of serious health problems, such as obesity and heart disease, as well as the problems associated with daytime sleepiness. Professor Franco Cappuccio, Chair of Warwick Medical School's sleep research group,
Doctor's gender a factor in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease
Dr Ann Adams, principal research fellow at the Health Sciences Research Institute, talks about her work which shows that women family doctors are not picking up on an important risk factor in the diagnosis of heart disease.
This Oxford at Said seminar was dedicated to the phenomenon of stress. Sloan Mahone gives a historical perspective on the topic, Ian Brown presents latest findings on occupational stress and John Morris covers stress from a physiological perspective. Three Oxford University researchers from the areas of history of medicine, occupational health and physiology discuss how their disciplines define stress, how they approach it and what can be learned from their findings. Sloan Mahone, University Lec
This program allows users to graphically enter population and disease characteristics (e.g., the virulence of the pathogen, the likelihood of transmission), to set up an initial population, and then observe the changes in population characteristics and the prevalence of the disease through time. Using modified SIR-type models (Susceptible-Infected-Recovered), Epidemiology allows students * to ask a variety of "what if" questions * to design and perform their own investigations * to
Getting Chinese medicine in to balance
Director of the Health Science Research Institute and chair of public health Professor Sarah Stuart-Brown talks about some of the fundamentals of Chinese medicine and her own experience of the practice.
First structured education programme for type 2 diabetes
Dr Jackie Sturt, from the Health Sciences Research Institute at Warwick Medical School, talks about the trial of the Diabetes Manual, the first one-to-one structured education programme for people with type 2 diabetes in the UK. Alongside her is Debbie Durk the practice nurse at a GP practice in Birmingham, who was part of the trial, and Angela Jones, a person with diabetes, who has been helped by the Diabetes Manual.
EXCITE (Teaching Epidemiology)
This is a collection of teaching materials for teaching students about public health and epidemiology. Materials focus on principles and practices of epidemiology, including the scientific method of inquiry, biostatistics, and outbreak investigation. Exercises allow students to use what they've learned to solve real outbreaks.
Cyanobacteria Health Page
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Studies page focuses on cyanobacteria, single-celled organisms thought to be the origin of plants. Cyanobacteria live in fresh, brackish, or marine water and are of concern to the CDC and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because some can form harmful blooms that deplete the oxygen and block sunlight that other organisms need to live. They can also produce powerful toxins that affect the brain and liver of animals and humans. This
Rescue Work of Culver Cadets, Logansport, Indiana
During the 1913 flood, cadets from Culver Military Academy in Marshall County came to Logansport to help rescue citizens trapped by flood waters. They are seen here rowing their boat down the middle of a street in Logansport, Indiana.,Cass County Journey
Calling All Students: Facts About Toxic Substances and the Environment
This site provides information on toxic substances that may be found in our homes, schools, and neighborhoods. It provides links for kids, parents, and teachers to other government websites that offer information, teaching aids, and curriculum guides on consumer and environmental health.
MyPyramid Audio Podcasts
The MyPyramid Audio Podcasts explain how taking small steps can add up to real changes in your weight and health.
Immunization Hesitancy: A Rising Tide that Challenges the Public Health
Societal support for traditional childhood immunization is changing. Increasingly, parents are renegotiating recommended immunization schedules with pediatricians. Marcuse, also associate medical director at Seattle Children's Hospital, discusses this hesitancy and the potential consequences for disease prevention. In this videotaped lecture, he also addresses balancing parental rights with protecting public health. This lecture was part of the Howard A. Schneiderman Memorial Bioethics Lecture S
Public Health Students Speak about the Faculty
Students Speak: On the Department of Public Health Sciences Faculty
London, England - Study Abroad
The current era presents the most energetic and challenging of times for North American study abroad programs, given intensifying concerns with such urgent international issues as globalization, transnational migration, ethnic and religious encounters and collisions, planetary environmental concerns, world health, and the turbulent state of global finance. Students study in what is arguably the world's most cosmopolitan city, a located suited for engaging with such crucial international prioriti
Vegetation Images Show Drought in Western US (WMS)
Satellite data can gauge the health of plants, which is a good indicator of drought. The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) measures how dense and green plant leaves are. NDVI images are useful as a measure of drought when compared to "normal" plant health. Scientists calculate average NDVI values for an area to find out what is normal at a particular time of year. This animation uses satellite imagery to show changes in vegetation between 1999 and 2003. In 2002, drought had settled a
APFRI Health Day -- Fitness after 40
Dr. Vonda Wright presents Still Got Game: Fitness After 40, as part of the Army Physical Fitness Research Institue Health Symposium Oct. 4.