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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134093/bringing-ecology-blogging-into-the-scientific-fold-measuring-reach-and-impact-of-science-community-blogs
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REVIEW
Manu E Saunders, Meghan A Duffy, Stephen B Heard, Margaret Kosmala, Simon R Leather, Terrence P McGlynn, Jeff Ollerton, Amy L Parachnowitsch
The popularity of science blogging has increased in recent years, but the number of academic scientists who maintain regular blogs is limited. The role and impact of science communication blogs aimed at general audiences is often discussed, but the value of science community blogs aimed at the academic community has largely been overlooked. Here, we focus on our own experiences as bloggers to argue that science community blogs are valuable to the academic community. We use data from our own blogs (n = 7) to illustrate some of the factors influencing reach and impact of science community blogs...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133282/effectiveness-of-a-web-2-0-intervention-to-increase-physical-activity-in-real-world-settings-randomized-ecological-trial
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Corneel Vandelanotte, Gregory S Kolt, Cristina M Caperchione, Trevor N Savage, Richard R Rosenkranz, Anthony J Maeder, Anetta Van Itallie, Rhys Tague, Christopher Oldmeadow, W Kerry Mummery, Mitch J Duncan
BACKGROUND: The translation of Web-based physical activity intervention research into the real world is lacking and becoming increasingly important. OBJECTIVE: To compare usage and effectiveness, in real-world settings, of a traditional Web 1.0 Web-based physical activity intervention, providing limited interactivity, to a Web 2.0 Web-based physical activity intervention that includes interactive features, such as social networking (ie, status updates, online "friends," and personalized profile pages), blogs, and Google Maps mash-ups...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130143/incorporating-social-media-into-your-support-tool-box-points-to-consider-from-genetics-based-communities
#3
Heather Mae Rocha, Juliann M Savatt, Erin Rooney Riggs, Jennifer K Wagner, W Andrew Faucett, Christa Lese Martin
Patients with newly-described or rare genetic findings are turning to social media to find and connect with others. Blogs, Facebook groups, and Twitter have all been reported as tools for patients to connect with one another. However, the preferences for social media use and privacy among patients, their families, and these communities have not been well characterized. To explore preferences about privacy and membership guidelines, an online survey was administered to two web-based patient registries, Simons Variation in Individuals Project ( www...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126380/what-makes-for-sound-science
#4
EDITORIAL
Fabrizio Costa, Grant Cramer, E Jean Finnegan
The inclusive threshold policy for publication in BMC journals including BMC Plant Biology means that editorial decisions are largely based on the soundness of the research presented rather than the novelty or potential impact of the work. Here we discuss what is required to ensure that research meets the requirement of scientific soundness. BMC Plant Biology and the other BCM-series journals ( https://www.biomedcentral.com/p/the-bmc-series-journals ) differ in policy from many other journals as they aim to provide a home for all publishable research...
November 10, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125347/we-owe-our-patients-honesty
#5
Clare Price-Dowd
Clare Price-Dowd, Senior Programme Lead, NHS Leadership Academy, discusses the importance of candour in her latest blog on the '6Cs of nursing', and the need for honesty and openness in patient care.
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122506/medical-journals-in-the-age-of-ubiquitous-social-media
#6
N Seth Trueger
Medical journals increasingly use social media to engage their audiences in a variety of ways, from simply broadcasting content via blogs, microblogs, and podcasts to more interactive methods such as Twitter chats and online journal clubs. Online discussion may increase readership and help improve peer review, for example, by providing postpublication peer review. Challenges remain, including the loss of nuance and context of shared work. Furthermore, uncertainty remains regarding how to assess the impact of journal social media outreach, abundant but unclear metrics, and the magnitude of benefit (if any), particularly given the substantial work required for substantive interactive engagement...
November 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107587/women-s-perceptions-of-usefulness-and-ease-of-use-of-four-healthy-eating-blog-characteristics-a-qualitative-study-of-33-french-canadian-women
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Véronique Bissonnette-Maheux, Audrée-Anne Dumas, Véronique Provencher, Annie Lapointe, Marilyn Dugrenier, Sharon Straus, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Sophie Desroches
BACKGROUND: Healthy eating blogs are knowledge translation tools used by nutrition and dietetics practitioners for helping people improve their health behaviors and food choices. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to explore women's perceptions of the usefulness and ease of use of healthy eating blog (HEB) characteristics that might increase potential users' intention to use them as tools to improve their dietary habits. DESIGN: We conducted qualitative research using semi-structured individual interviews...
October 26, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097709/character-based-dna-barcoding-for-authentication-and-conservation-of-iucn-red-listed-threatened-species-of-genus-decalepis-apocynaceae
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Priyanka Mishra, Amit Kumar, Gokul Sivaraman, Ashutosh K Shukla, Ravikumar Kaliamoorthy, Adrian Slater, Sundaresan Velusamy
The steno-endemic species of genus Decalepis are highly threatened by destructive wild harvesting. The medicinally important fleshy tuberous roots of Decalepis hamiltonii are traded as substitute, to meet the international market demand of Hemidesmus indicus. In addition, the tuberous roots of all three species of Decalepis possess similar exudates and texture, which challenges the ability of conventional techniques alone to perform accurate species authentication. This study was undertaken to generate DNA barcodes that could be utilized in monitoring and curtailing the illegal trade of these endangered species...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095934/authorship-attribution-of-source-code-by-using-back-propagation-neural-network-based-on-particle-swarm-optimization
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Xinyu Yang, Guoai Xu, Qi Li, Yanhui Guo, Miao Zhang
Authorship attribution is to identify the most likely author of a given sample among a set of candidate known authors. It can be not only applied to discover the original author of plain text, such as novels, blogs, emails, posts etc., but also used to identify source code programmers. Authorship attribution of source code is required in diverse applications, ranging from malicious code tracking to solving authorship dispute or software plagiarism detection. This paper aims to propose a new method to identify the programmer of Java source code samples with a higher accuracy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092872/a-basic-therapy-gone-awry
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Laura B Galinko, Steven H Hsu, Cosmin Gauran, Michael L Fingerhood, Stephen M Pastores, Neil A Halpern, Sanjay Chawla
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a common household item that has gained popularity as an alternative cancer treatment. Some have speculated that alkali therapy neutralizes the extracellular acidity of tumor cells that promotes metastases. Internet blogs have touted alkali as a safe and natural alternative to chemotherapy that targets cancer cells without systemic effects. Sodium bicarbonate overdose is uncommon, with few reports of toxic effects in humans. The case described here is the first reported case of severe metabolic alkalosis related to topical use of sodium bicarbonate as a treatment for cancer...
November 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079250/an-assessment-of-the-quality-of-ct-radiation-dose-information-on-the-internet
#11
Siobhán O'Neill, David Glynn, Kevin P Murphy, Karl James, Maria Twomey, Richard Kavanagh, Owen J O'Connor, Michael M Maher
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to ascertain the quality of health information related to CT radiation exposure using a simulated Internet search and from incident information that may be available during day-to-day Internet usage. METHODS: We entered 14 terms relating to information on CT dose into the most commonly used Internet search engine and analyzed the first 100 web page results for each. A Rich Search Site (RSS) feed search was also used to evaluate incidental information over a 12-week period in 2014...
October 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076864/redeemed-by-m-a-s-h
#12
Greg Horton
Updated several times a week with posts by a wide variety of authors, AJN's blog Off the Charts allows us to provide more timely-and often more personal-perspectives on professional, policy, and clinical issues. Best of the Blog will be a regular column to draw the attention of AJN readers to posts we think deserve a wider audience. To read more, please visit: www.ajnoffthecharts.com.
November 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058272/personality-traits-and-dysfunctional-construal-of-online-health-promotion-messages
#13
Yaeeun Lee, John E Kurtz
PURPOSE: With the Internet becoming increasingly popular as a source of information, blogs offering healthy lifestyle techniques and knowledge have become popular and accessible. Despite their focus on health, these blogs portray content that may be negatively construed by viewers, especially those with or at risk for eating disorders. The present study investigated changes in affect and self-esteem after viewing a prototypic health blog. Personality traits, specifically neuroticism and conscientiousness, were also investigated...
October 20, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054933/social-media-enabled-learning-in-emergency-medicine-a-case-study-of-the-growth-engagement-and-impact-of-a-free-open-access-medical-education-blog
#14
Simon Carley, Iain Beardsell, Natalie May, Liz Crowe, Janos Baombe, Alan Grayson, Richard Carden, Ashley Liebig, Chris Gray, Ross Fisher, Daniel Horner, Laura Howard, Richard Body
BACKGROUND: Clinicians are increasingly using social media for professional development and education. In 2012, we developed the St.Emlyn's blog, an open access resource dedicated to providing free education in the field of emergency medicine. OBJECTIVE: To describe the development and growth of this international emergency medicine blog. METHOD: We present a narrative description of the development of St.Emlyn's blog. Data on scope, impact and engagement were extracted from WordPress, Twitter and Google Analytics...
October 20, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051135/a-transmedia-storytelling-intervention-with-interactive-elements-to-benefit-latinas-mental-health-feasibility-acceptability-and-efficacy
#15
MarySue V Heilemann, Patricia D Soderlund, Priscilla Kehoe, Mary-Lynn Brecht
BACKGROUND: Latinos report higher rates of depression and anxiety than US whites but are less likely to receive care. Transmedia storytelling interventions accessible on the Internet via smartphones, tablets, and computers hold promise for reducing reluctance to explore or get help for symptoms because they are private, convenient, and can reach large numbers of people, including Latinas with mental health needs. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a mental health transmedia intervention for Latinas with elevated symptoms of depression, anxiety, or both...
October 19, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045807/evidence-reversal-when-new-evidence-contradicts-current-claims-a-systematic-overview-review
#16
REVIEW
Desirée Sutton, Riaz Qureshi, Janet Martin
OBJECTIVE: To explore the terminology and definitions surrounding the phenomenon of Evidence Reversal - which occurs when an existing claim is tested and the original evidence is contradicted by new and stronger evidence. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: For this overview systematic review, multiple medical and grey literature databases were systematically searched from inception to 2016 as well as hand searches of relevant journals, websites, blogs, article bibliographies, citing articles, and related articles...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030329/effect-of-a-website-that-presents-patients-experiences-on-self-efficacy-and-patient-competence-of-colorectal-cancer-patients-web-based-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Jürgen M Giesler, Bettina Keller, Tim Repke, Rainer Leonhart, Joachim Weis, Rebecca Muckelbauer, Nina Rieckmann, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Gabriele Lucius-Hoene, Christine Holmberg
BACKGROUND: Patients often seek other patients' experiences with the disease. The Internet provides a wide range of opportunities to share and learn about other people's health and illness experiences via blogs or patient-initiated online discussion groups. There also exists a range of medical information devices that include experiential patient information. However, there are serious concerns about the use of such experiential information because narratives of others may be powerful and pervasive tools that may hinder informed decision making...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030326/consumer-health-related-activities-on-social-media-exploratory-study
#18
Arcelio Benetoli, Timothy F Chen, Parisa Aslani
BACKGROUND: Although a number of studies have investigated how consumers use social media for health-related purposes, there is a paucity of studies in the Australian context. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore how Australian consumers used social media for health-related purposes, specifically how they identified social media platforms, which were used, and which health-related activities commonly took place. METHODS: A total of 5 focus groups (n=36 participants), each lasting 60 to 90 minutes, were conducted in the Sydney metropolitan area...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979529/free-open-access-med-ical-edu-cation-for-critical-care-practitioners
#19
EDITORIAL
Olusegun Olusanya, James Day, Justin Kirk-Bayley, Tamas Szakmany
Free Open Access Med(ical edu)cation refers to an online community of knowledge relating to medicine. Originating from practitioners in emergency medicine, it has since spread to critical care, internal medicine, prehospital medicine, paediatrics, and allied health professionals and continues to grow at an advanced rate. Weblogs ('blog' for short), emails, social media (in particular Twitter), recorded audio material ((podcasts), and video material are all produced on a daily basis and contribute to the continual professional development of trainees and consultants worldwide...
February 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957929/the-inner-stretch-of-nursing
#20
Hui-Wen Alina Sato
Updated several times a week with posts by a wide variety of authors, AJN's blog Off the Charts allows us to provide more timely-and often more personal-perspectives on professional, policy, and clinical issues. Best of the Blog will be a regular column to draw the attention of AJN readers to posts we think deserve a wider audience. To read more, please visit: www.ajnoffthecharts.com.
October 2017: American Journal of Nursing
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