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The journalist, the germ, the test tube and the public. Julia Royall Chief, International Programs U.S. National Library of Medicine Fulbright Scholar to Uganda Presented to: Uganda Health Communication Alliance May 21, 2008. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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The journalist the germ the test tube and the public

The journalist, the germ, the test tube and the public

Julia Royall

Chief, International Programs

U.S. National Library of Medicine

Fulbright Scholar to Uganda

Presented to:

Uganda Health Communication Alliance

May 21, 2008


National library of medicine nlm

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Largest biomedical library in the world.

Premiere database in medicine: MEDLINE

Peer reviewed, no advertising, no passwords, free to the world


Collaboration with Albert Cook Library and Faculty of Medicine

History here

Training undergraduate medical students

Training graduate students to assist with thesis writing

Training clinical officers, nurses, and faculty at local research sites and clinical trials

Training students, faculty, and researchers at Gulu Medical School

Access to fulltext through various programs



Types of Disease Medicine

Infectious Disease

Chronic Disease

Diseases of Ageing – life span increases, so does chronic disease

20-80: 20% of the people in the world who die, die of nfectious disease; the other 80% die of other things

10-90: funding and research publication


Epidemics vs Prevention Medicine

Something out there to get us vs things we can do to help ourselves and take charge of our own health

75% “epidemics” in Uganda related to sanitation and hygiene


Follow the money….. Medicine

MU 10 years ago – small focus on malaria

Now everyone is there on HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB:

Has the disease gotten worse – probably not, but money has increased

Question to ask: What difference has money made


Uganda Medicine

What are top 10 disease burdens according to Ministry of Health?

How about chronic diseases?

(check out private clinics)


Approach Medicine


News Medicine

Outbreaks

Drugs

Health system

Scandals


What might interest the public
What might interest the public? Medicine

What you can do to help yourself

Basics

Clearing up a misconception

New research that can help you

What research going on in Uganda is of interest to country, world

Local/national issues surrounding health care – comparison with other countries in EA


Criticize Medicine

Praise

Investigate


Information you can trust
Information you can trust Medicine

Problem with Google and Wikipedia

What to look for:

Is the article/info peer reviewed?

Is there advertising in the journal/website?

Does the info/article come from a reputable source

Info from NLM:

Vetted and updated daily

No password required

Free to all


Nlm home page www nlm nih gov
NLM Home Page – www.nlm.nih.gov Medicine

List of NLM

databases


Nlm home page
NLM Home Page Medicine

List of NLM Databases – click on NLM Gateway


Nlm gateway
NLM Gateway Medicine


Nlm gateway1
NLM Gateway Medicine

Uganda and ebola


Nlm gateway2
NLM Gateway Medicine

Uganda and ebola


Nlm gateway3
NLM Gateway Medicine

ebola


Nlm gateway4
NLM Gateway Medicine

ebola


Nlm gateway to bookshelf
NLM Gateway to Bookshelf Medicine

ebola


Nlm gateway5
NLM Gateway Medicine

ebola




Medlineplus
MedlinePlus Medicine



Medlineplus1
MedlinePlus Medicine



Medlineplus encyclopedia1
MedlinePlus - Encyclopedia Medicine

Malaria


Medlineplus encyclopedia2
MedlinePlus - Encyclopedia Medicine

Malaria


Medlineplus2
MedlinePlus Medicine


Medlineplus drugs
MedlinePlus - Drugs Medicine

Search for coartem - combination drug therapy for malaria


Medlineplus drugs1
MedlinePlus - Drugs Medicine

Coartem not found - not approved by FDA


Drugs
Drugs Medicine


Drugs1
Drugs Medicine


Drugs2
Drugs Medicine


Drugs3
Drugs Medicine





Clinical trials

Clinical Trials Medicine



Clinical trials1
Clinical Trials Medicine


Clinical trials search prostitution and uganda
Clinical Trials - Medicinesearch prostitution AND Uganda




Clinical trials2
Clinical Trials Medicine


Clinical trials3
Clinical Trials Medicine


Clinical trials4
Clinical Trials Medicine


Clinical trials5
Clinical Trials Medicine



Clinical trials6
Clinical Trials Medicine


Clinical trials7
Clinical Trials Medicine



Medlineplus african tutorial on malaria www nlm nih gov medlineplus africa

MedlinePlus African Tutorial on Malaria Medicinewww.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/africa




Nlm home page www nlm nih gov1
NLM Home Page – www.nlm.nih.gov Medicine

List of NLM

databases


Genetics home reference go to genetic conditions
Genetics Home Reference – Medicinego to Genetic Conditions


Genetics home reference select sickle cell
Genetics Home Reference – MedicineSelect Sickle Cell







Genetics home reference go to genes
Genetics Home Reference – Medicinego to Genes




Bookshelf

Bookshelf Medicine



Bookshelf1
Bookshelf Medicine


Bookshelf2
Bookshelf Medicine

Cancer in Uganda


Bookshelf3
Bookshelf Medicine

Cervical cancer


Bookshelf4
Bookshelf Medicine

Cervical cancer


Medline

Medline Medicine


Medline1
Medline Medicine

Click on

PubMed

on right


Medline2
Medline Medicine


Medline3
Medline Medicine

75% of epidemics are result of poor sanitation and hygiene

Search for personal hygiene and Uganda


Medline4
Medline Medicine


Medline5
Medline Medicine

Search for traffic accidents and Uganda


Medline6
Medline Medicine

Look at icons on left for full text


Medline7
Medline Medicine

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Free full text:click icon for

Full text


Medline8
Medline Medicine

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Has abstract:

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it might be of

interest


Medline9
Medline Medicine

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Have no abstract BUTAlbert Cook Library may

have them in their collection

or be able to get them for you

through one of their services


Free full texts

Free Full Texts Medicine


Pubmed central

PubMed Central Medicine


Pubmed central1
PubMed Central Medicine


Pubmed central2
PubMed Central Medicine



Pubmed central3
PubMed Central Medicine


Pubmed central4
PubMed Central Medicine


HINARI Medicine – need password from Albert Cook

www.healthinternetwork.org


Free full texts1
Free Full Texts Medicine

Click on

Full-text

journals


Free full texts2
Free Full Texts Medicine


More free full texts don t require password
More Free Full Texts – don’t require password Medicine

See bottom right:

Free collections


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