Monday, June 28, 2010

Top 10 cancers among men

The Top 10 Cancers Among Men
The 10 most commonly diagnosed cancers among men in the United States in 2006* included cancers of the prostate, lung, colon and rectum, and bladder; melanomas of the skin; non-Hodgkin lymphoma; kidney cancer, mouth and throat cancer, leukemias, and pancreatic cancer. Overall, 708,769 men were told they had cancer and 290,064 men died from cancer in the U.S. in 2006.

Library Closed July 3-5, 2010

The Health Sciences Library will be closed Saturday, July 3 through Monday, July 5, 2010, as will the entire Medical Education Building, in observance of the Independence Day holiday and as part of the Kakaako Green Days initiative to save energy costs.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Voyager and Online Resources outage Saturday June 26, 2010

The Voyager Library Catalog, online databases, and online journals will be down Saturday, June 26, 2010 from about 6:30am to 8:30am due to a scheduled outage at Hamilton Library.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Diagnosis for Alzheimer's in patients with memory problems.

If the findings of a tiny Philadelphia company hold up, doctors would for the first time have a reliable way to diagnose Alzheimer’s in patients with memory problems.

The findings will be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010
July 10-15
Honolulu, Hawaii

Monday, June 21, 2010

NIH Public Access Policy Citation Management Tool

NIH Public Access Policy Citation Management Tool
Beginning July 23, 2010, program directors and principal investigators must use My NCBI’s “My Bibliography” tool to manage their professional bibliographies. They will no longer be able to enter citations manually into eRA Commons.

To ease investigators’ bibliography management, improve data quality, and ensure compliance with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy, eRA Commons has linked to the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s (NCBI’s) personal online tool, “My NCBI.” Using “My Bibliography,” users can maintain and manage a list of all types of their authored works, such as articles, presentations, and books.

When a new or existing My NCBI account is linked to a Commons account, citations added to My Bibliography will appear automatically in the Commons account. Investigators and their delegates will benefit from My Bibliography’s ability to query the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed and PubMed Central databases, as well as the NIH Manuscript Submission system, and import citation data directly from those sources. Users can access My NCBI from Commons, or they can log in directly to My NCBI using their Commons username and password.

For more information on how investigators should handle the upcoming changes, see notice number NOT-OD-10-103. Read the step-by-step guide for how to set up a “My NCBI” account and access “My Bibliography.”

Friday, June 18, 2010

One in five "Best Doctors" are faculty at JABSOM

UH System Current News
One in five "Best Doctors" are on faculty at UH Mānoa's
medical school
UH System Current News
Faculty Members (Clinical Faculty and Full-time Faculty)
at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University
of Hawai'i at Mānoa.

Monday, June 14, 2010

iPad/iPhone & Android medical app reviews by health care professionals

Medical App Reviews
App Reviews are listed by most recent, with a quick summary and link to the full review. The Reviews are divided into categories as well on the right. Most of the reviews are of iPhone Medical apps, but Android app reviews are labeled as such in the title.

Library closing at 8pm on Thur, June 17

The Health Sciences will be closing to the public at 8pm on Thursday, June 17, 2010, due to staffing issues.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Influenza Roundtable Online Videos on CDC-TV

Influenza Roundtable Online Videos on CDC-TV

There are many questions people have about seasonal and the 2009 H1N1 flu. CDC has developed several broadcast quality videos that focus on some of the different topics for which the public is seeking information such as warning signs of the flu, preventing its spread and taking antiviral medications.

Four "Influenza Roundtable" videos were filmed, featuring Dr. Joe Bresee, Chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch in CDC's Influenza Division. These videos provide easy to understand answers for the public and provide important public health recommendations and action steps to protect their health and the health of their families.

Library closed for King Kamehameha Day Friday, June 11, 2010

The library will be closed on King Kamehameha Day Friday June 11, 2010. It will reopen under the normal schedule on Saturday June 12.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Researchers Develop Promising Breast Cancer Vaccine

Scientists have made a discovery they say could lead to a vaccine to prevent and cure breast cancer, a common and deadly disease that afflicts millions of women around the world.

The experimental vaccine developed by researchers at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Institute in Ohio was 100 percent effective in preventing breast cancer in a group of mice specially bred to develop the disease. The vaccine, which has been in the works for the past eight years, also stopped the growth of existing tumors.

An autoimmune-mediated strategy for prophylactic breast cancer vaccination.
Jaini R, Kesaraju P, Johnson JM, Altuntas CZ, Jane-Wit D, Tuohy VK.
Nat Med. 2010 May 30. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 20512124
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