Wikipedia and WHO team up to combat COVID-19 misinformation
WHO  infographics and other resources will now be available on Wikimedia outlets.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Wikipedia and W.H.O. Join to Combat Covid Misinformation
The health agency will license much of its material to the online encyclopedia, allowing the information to be reposted widely into almost 200 languages. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Rumors and Misinformation Social Media Language and Languages News and News Media Wikipedia Wikimedia Foundation World Health Organization Trump, Donald J Hazardous and Toxic Substances Google Inc Source Type: news

Healthy skepticism: People may be wary of health articles on crowdsourced sites
(Penn State) People may be skeptical about medical and health articles they encounter on crowdsourced websites, such as Wikipedia and Wikihealth, according to researchers. While that may be good news for health officials who are worried that these sites allow non-experts to easily add and edit health information, the researchers added that having medical professionals curate content on those sites may not reduce the skepticism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Google Maps will soon display local COVID-19 case rates and trends
The tech company said that it will be pulling its new case and trend data from sources such as Johns Hopkins, The New York Times and Wikipedia. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

2020 ADBC Conference and Pre-Conference Webinar Series
Discussion/Q&A Speakers: Robert Gropp, Scott Miller, Pam Soltis, Roland Roberts Zoom link for series: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/93561818170?pwd=eVRxU1RWQWE2VGFhTi91enV6WWJvdz09 For additional information visit: https://www.idigbio.org/content/webinar-series-adapting-covid-resources-natural-history-collections-new-virtual-world Virtual ADBC Summit 2020 The 2020 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) conference will be held on September 22-25, 2020 at 1:00 PM Eastern. This year’s virtual format will allow a unique opportunity for all interested members within the ADBC community to be able to ...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 14, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Report from WormBoard to the C. elegans community – August 2020
A new report from WormBoard to the C. elegans community is now available. Following up on WormBoard’s July 2020 message, the August 31, 2020 report addresses the recent community climate survey, details plans for a C. elegans community Mentor Match program, lists opportunities for undergraduate research, and more. You can read the full report on the WormBase Wiki. (Source: WormBase)
Source: WormBase - September 1, 2020 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Todd Harris Tags: news wormboard Source Type: news

Wikipedia is being used as a libelous, defamatory tool to control the covid-19 narrative
(Natural News) In any war, the successor lives to write history; that’s why controlling the covid-19 narrative is so important for the authoritarian elites who are calling the shots. Facebook has announced they will only allow information on their platform that is approved by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control, while... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Close proximity to alcohol outlets is associated with increased crime and hazardous drinking: pooled nationally representative data from New Zealand - Hobbs M, Marek L, Wiki J, Campbell M, Deng BY, Sharpe H, McCarthy J, Kingham S.
This nationwide study investigated the relationship between proximity to alcohol outlets (off-licence, on-licence, and other-licence) and two adverse outcomes; hazardous drinking and crime (common assault, non-aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effects of emotional labor factors and working environment on the risk of depression in pink-collar workers - Chun HR, Cho I, Choi Y, Cho SI.
SafetyLit note: Pink-collar workers (a phrase that arose in the 1970s) to describe workers (men or women) who perform care or service labor that traditionally was performed by women -- nursing, social work, teaching, secretarial work, or child care - Wikip... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What Are Common Fatty Acid Oxidation Metabolic Disorders?
Discussion All cells and particularly their mitochondria need an energy source. Glucose is one of the most common ones, but also fatty acids, lactate, pyruvate, ketones, and amino acids. Fatty acids are formed with a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic carbon chain usually with even numbers of carbon atoms (usually 4-28 most commonly). Most are unbranched and in foods are usually found in the form of esters. Fatty acids are important energy sources for the heart (50-70%) but also skeletal muscle where resting muscle uses both glucose and fatty acids. During fasting or increased stress fatty acids become a major source o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Report: Ex-editor calls out Wikipedia for its war against Mark Levin
(Natural News) A former Wikipedia editor blasted Wikipedia for not being neutral, and slammed the platform for a multi-year scorched-earth campaign against popular conservative talk radio host Mark Levin. (Article by Alexander Hall republished from NewsBusters.org) A massive exposé accusing Wikipedia of having biased editors was put out by Breitbart News. “Localemediamonitor” and “Snooganssnoogans,” according to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sask. doctor keeps COVID-19 Wikipedia info accurate with encyclopedic dedication
When Dr. James Heilman is not editing Wikipedia, he is also the head of the emergency department at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, B.C. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news

Wikipedia co-founder accuses site of left-wing bias
(Natural News) Even Wikipedia’s co-founder says that any semblance of neutrality that the site once had is dead. In a recent blog post, Larry Sanger noted that the website no longer has an effective neutrality policy. In his blog, Sanger points to the fact that the neutrality policy has been largely rewritten on the basis that journalists and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wikipedia spreads conspiracy theories, foreign propaganda in George Floyd articles
(Natural News) Left-wing Wikipedia editors are using articles about the police-involved death of George Floyd and subsequent protests to attack President Donald Trump, including creating individual articles attacking his statements and actions to get them on Wikipedia’s front page. Editors have unduly favored comments criticizing Trump or America, even uncritically repeating attacks from authoritarian governments such as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wikipedia co-founder: Site’s neutrality is ‘dead’ thanks to leftist bias
(Natural News) Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, published a blog post this month declaring that the online encyclopedia’s “neutral point of view” policy is “dead” due to the rampant left-wing bias of the site. Noting the article on President Donald Trump, Sanger contrasted its extensive coverage of presidential scandals with the largely scandal-free article on former... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Country Comparisons are Pointless Unless We Account for These Biases in Testing
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Coronavirus: Country Comparisons are Pointless Unless We Account for These Biases in Testing appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

Like Zika, The Public Is Heading To Wikipedia During The COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
A new study shows that public attention during the Zika virus epidemic was largely driven by media coverage, rather than the epidemic ’s magnitude or extent. Now, during COVID-19, the main 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic Wikipedia page has over ten million page views. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Farah Qaiser, Contributor Source Type: news

Wikipedia visits to disease outbreak pages show impact of news media on public attention
(PLOS) During the 2016 Zika outbreak, news exposure appears to have had a far bigger impact than local disease risk on the number of times people visited Zika-related Wikipedia pages in the U.S. Michele Tizzoni and colleagues at the ISI Foundation in Turin, Italy, present these findings in PLOS Computational Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2020, NNLM Webinar: Spring 2020 #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training
The next National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place on April 30, 2020 and will focus on articles related to Preventive Health and Wellness. During the all-day online event, we invite you to add citations and content to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources like MedlinePlus, PubMed, and Genetics Home Reference. Participants can follow the hashtag #citeNLM on Twitter throughout the day to ask questions, post photos, and share personal experiences. Librarians, educators, and other aspiring Wikipedians can also join our spring campaign...
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - March 5, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Short Takes
iDigBio, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) have opened registration for the Biodiversity Summit 2020 to be held September 20-25, 2020 in Alexandria, Virginia. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biodiversity-summit-2020-tickets-85264844445. Registration is free, but all participants must register and display credentials. Deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2020. For more information visit: https://www.idigbio.org/content/biodiversity-summit-2020. The Department of State is holding an information session...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Tackling Climate Change and Preserving the Water Body: A Bangladeshi Perspective
A child wades through water on her way to school in Kurigram district of northern Bangladesh during floods in August 2016. Credit: UNICEF/AkashBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country. Bangladesh is renowned for the geomorphic features that include massive rivers flowing throughout the country. Within the border of Bangladesh lie the bottom reaches of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

WikiHow now "weaponizing" children against their own parents to obey the very same vaccine industry that's killing children
(Natural News) More than $4 billion has been paid out from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to families of injured or dead children who were poisoned by vaccines. But according to WikiHow, this is all just a wild “conspiracy theory” because vaccines have apparently never harmed anyone, according to the site. As we recently... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wikipedia, a source of information on natural disasters biased towards rich countries
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) This is the result of a study led by Valerio Lorini, a PhD student on the ICT programme, led by Carlos Castillo, coordinator of the Web Science and Social Computing group, with Javier Rando, a student at UPF doing the bachelor's degree in Mathematical Engineering in Data Science, focusing on flooding as a case study. Their work will be presented at ISCRAM 2020, from 24 to 27 May in Virginia (USA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MIND-BLOWING: WikiHow web page tells kids “How to get vaccinated without parental consent” and then lie about their vaccine injuries, too
(Natural News) That’s right, wikiHow has gone and done the unthinkable. The unfathomable. The editors, publishers, and writers at wikiHow are outright medical criminal propagandists as they attempt to con American children to get dangerous, untested, experimental vaccines without parental consent. Google is surely pushing this up high in the search engines for children to find, just as they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WikiHow propaganda article claims vaccine injuries are a "conspiracy theory" peddled by violent, abusive parents
(Natural News) If you’re under the age of 18 and your parents won’t let you get vaccinated, then they must hate you and want you to die. This is what WikiHow is telling children, anyway, in a new “learn how to do anything” information page that teaches young ones how to secretly get vaccinated without their parents’... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Cochrane-Wikipedia Partnership in 2020
Cochrane has a commitment to producing and sharing high quality health evidence to as broad an audience as possible. Cochrane partnered in 2014 with Wikipedia, with the joint goal of improving the quality and reliability of human health-related articles that people are accessing online.Jennifer Dawson, PhD, is a Wikipedia Consultant for Cochrane . Her role includes maintaining and building further relations with Wikipedia, connecting new editors to the Wikipedia community, and supporting requests for engagement in Wikipedia work from the Cochrane community. We interviewed Jennifer to learn more about the Cochrane-Wikipedia...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

WikiHow propaganda article claims vaccine injuries are a "conspiracy theory" peddled by violent, abusive parents
(Natural News) If you’re under the age of 18 and your parents won’t let you get vaccinated, then they must hate you and want you to die. This is what WikiHow is telling children, anyway, in a new “learn how to do anything” information page that teaches young ones how to secretly get vaccinated without... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wikipedia allows Democrats to write their own pages filled with marketing hype, while conservatives and Trump supporters are subjected to coordinated, malicious smearing
(Natural News) Presidential wannabe Andrew Yang has been caught illicitly using Wikipedia as his own personal campaign tool. But since he’s a far-left communist, the fake news “encyclopedia” website is allowing him to do it without consequence. Just like how Wikipedia allows Big Pharma to control the health narrative across its platform, Wikipedia is also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WikiHow says "anti-vaxxer" parents are violent child abusers, urges children to recruit doctors to overrule parental consent as part of Big Tech's war on health freedom and vaccine truth
(Natural News) Children who browse the web without supervision and stumble upon the popular “learn how to do anything” WikiHow website may encounter a new “Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent” entry that contains specific instructions about how to get vaccinated in secret as a child without your parents knowing about it. The entry clearly aims... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wikipedia blacklists Epoch Times, Gateway Pundit for Russiagate criticism
(Natural News) China critics the Epoch Times and conservative outlet the Gateway Pundit have been banned from use as reliable sources on Wikipedia in the latest cases of news outlets that support President Trump being banned from the online encyclopedia. The Epoch Times ban proposal cited NBC’s hit piece on the site over its coverage of improprieties in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WikiHow goes insane with vaccine propaganda, teaches children how to "get vaccinated in secret" by scheming against "anti-vaxxer" parents who WikiHow warns might "abuse" their own children
(Natural News) The WikiHow website, a hub for how-to information, has joined the other evil tech giants by going all-in with vaccine propaganda that poses a very real danger to the health and safety of children. The site now features a dangerous article that teaches children how to scheme against their own parents and stage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BOOM: Wikileaks releases documents from chemical weapons watchdog showing cover-up of 2018 report stating a Syrian “chemical attack” may have been staged
(Natural News) The Wikileaks organization has released bombshell documentation revealing a massive cover-up of a dissenting report that found no chemical weapons were used by Syrian government forces against rebels in the city of Douma in 2018. As reported by The Gateway Pundit, the Wikileaks release is the fourth batch in a series of leaked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BASCD Borrow Foundation Early Career Poster Award winners focused on the Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools
Su Min Lai and Laura Tan took home the   Borrow Foundation Early Career Poster Award in a poster competition at the annual conference of theBritish Association for the Study of Community Dentistry.Su Min and Laura were the only undergraduate students to verbally present, and were the youngest presenters at the conference, making their achievement all the more remarkable. The students are from the University of Dundee and work withCochrane Oral Health on the Wikipedia Collaboration of Dental Schools. The Collaboration's mission is to improve Wikipedia by making the articles more evidence-based. The poster set out the m...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Porno-funded Wikipedia begs for money from its readers to keep from going bankrupt
(Natural News) Yes, Jimmy Wales used proceeds from the sale of dot-com pornography to start Wikipedia. Targeting men who were looking for erotic trash online, “Bomis” was launched as a soft porn website, featuring sports cars and sleazy women as enticements, and that slowly morphed into “Nupedia,” then finally warped into the pharma-controlled fake encyclopedia we... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pupu Platter 190: Are you superstitious? Friday the 13th is here!
Did you know that a 1907 novel called “Friday, the Thirteenth,” by Thomas W. Lawson, may be partially responsible for spreading the superstition that it’s an unlucky day? It was a business scare story, in which a stock broker engineers a Wall Street panic by exploiting the superstition, according to Wikipedia. Supposedly, fear of bad luck today will cost the U.S. economy some $900 million in canceled or postponed activities, but this sounds like a just-so story, published once in National… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: A. Kam Napier Source Type: news

Pupu Platter 190: Are you superstitious? Friday the 13th is here!
Did you know that a 1907 novel called “Friday, the Thirteenth,” by Thomas W. Lawson, may be partially responsible for spreading the superstition that it’s an unlucky day? It was a business scare story, in which a stock broker engineers a Wall Street panic by exploiting the superstition, according to Wikipedia. Supposedly, fear of bad luck today will cost the U.S. economy some $900 million in canceled or postponed activities, but this sounds like a just-so story, published once in National… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: A. Kam Napier Source Type: news

Wikipedia exposed as a CIA disinformation front
(Natural News) A new report has uncovered detailed evidence about who really controls Wikipedia, and it’s not ordinary folks volunteering their time like the platform’s creators claim. As it turns out, Wikipedia is a deep state propaganda tool masquerading as an online “encyclopedia,” and none other than the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rise of the bots: Stevens team completes first census of Wikipedia bots
(Stevens Institute of Technology) Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, N.J., have completed the first analysis of all 1,601 of Wikipedia's bots, using computer algorithms to classify them by function and shed light on the ways that machine intelligences and human users work together to improve and expand the world's largest digital encyclopedia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Conviction of Roger Stone is the "tipping point for tyranny" as Americans realize the whole system is rigged, dishonest and DANGEROUS to us all
(Natural News) Roger Stone has been convicted on all 7 counts of lying to the federal government about the Wikileaks leaks which exposed some of the lies and deceptions of the Democrats. In a society that is largely run by liars, crooks, bureaucratic frauds and political cheats, the establishment has targeted Roger Stone with a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ministry of Wiki-truth
(Natural News) OK, here’s a silly one for you. Have you ever wondered how all those Wikipedia articles get produced … you know, the ones you pull up on your phone to look up an actor, an author, or a recipe, or a historical or scientific fact? Unfortunately, one of the Consent Factory staff had... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wikipedia is run just like treasonous coward Adam Schiff's secret impeachment proceedings: Anonymous sources, zero transparency and no due process
(Natural News) If you happen to look up something on Wikipedia that has to do with tree frogs, an athlete, or some famous actor, you’ll probably get just straight facts, and there will be plenty of objectively stated details. But if you try to look up something about vaccines, GMOs, pharmaceuticals, organic food or natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google and Wikipedia are a tag-team monopoly disinfo factory trying to re-write all events to fit Democrat narratives
The objective of Google, which is run by Left-wing sycophants and brainwashed Marxists, is to change elections in favor of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Indications for Dermatological Light Treatment?
Discussion Spider telangiectasia or spider angiomas have a central red lesion with radiating dilatation of the distal, end vasculature that resemble arachnid appendages. They are common lesions (up to 38% in one study of children, and 60% in pregnant women), often solitary or
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Surgical smoke evacuators reduce the risk of fires from alcohol-based skin preparations - Carmichael H, Samuels JM, Wikiel KJ, Robinson TN, Barnett CC, Jones TS, Jones EL.
Surgical smoke evacuators may reduce the concentration of alcohol vapors from skin preparations at the site of electrosurgical device activation, decreasing operating room fire risk. Our aim was to compare the incidence of flames with and without smoke eva... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2019, NNLM Webinar: Fall 2019 #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Overview
The next virtual National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place on November 20, 2019. During the all-day online event, we invite you to add citations and content to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources like MedlinePlus, PubMed, and Genetics Home Reference. Participants can follow the hashtag #citeNLM on Twitter throughout the day to ask questions, post photos, and share personal experiences. You can also join our fall campaign by hosting an event at your institution. Visit the #citeNLM project page for more information. (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - October 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sepsis information-seeking behaviors via Wikipedia between 2015 and 2018: A mixed methods retrospective observational study
Raising public awareness of sepsis, a potentially life-threatening dysregulated host response to infection, to hasten its recognition has become a major focus of physicians, investigators, and both non-governmental and governmental agencies. While the internet is a common means by which to seek out healthcare information, little is understood about patterns and drivers of these behaviors. We sought to examine traffic to Wikipedia, a popular and publicly available online encyclopedia, to better understand how, when, and why users access information about sepsis. Clickstream analysis suggests that most sepsis and septic shoc...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sec. 230 protections need to be stripped from Wikipedia, which is nothing but a smear machine run by coordinated corporate gangs
(Natural News) Now that Wikipedia has been exposed as little more than a pharma-pushing, truth-squelching disinformation racket that’s cloaked as some kind of independent online “encyclopedia,” the time is now for this obvious deep-state propaganda front to finally lose its Section 230 “Safe Harbor” protections. What we mean by this is that Wikipedia, along with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Audrey Tan and Eve Tomlinson
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Corrupt FBI cites completely discredited SNOPES and Wikipedia to declare "conspiracy theorists" are domestic terrorism threat
(Natural News) What has happened to the world’s premier law enforcement and anti-terrorism agency? Have all of its leaders lost their minds or, more likely, have they become so politicized and infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome they can no longer think clearly and rationally? These are legitimate questions given the contents of an internal FBI... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Wikipedia gender gap
(University of Washington) In a recent University of Washington study, researchers interviewed women 'Wikipedians' to examine the lack of female and non-binary editors in Wikipedia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news