Monthly Archives: November 2017
The HepTestContest was a global innovation contest that used crowdsourcing in order to solicit novel hepatitis B and C testing strategies and enrich World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The complete description of this contest was recently published in BMC Infectious Diseases. Here to tell us about the contest is lead author of the article, Joseph Tucker.
Many of us spend the majority of our work day seated at desk jobs, despite the common knowledge that long periods of inactivity can be detrimental to our health. While some inventions to improve health have been introduced into workplaces, such as sit-stand desks, they fail to take into account worker preferences. New research published… Read more »
Although growing foodbank use in Britain has been widely reported, pointing towards an escalating public health crisis, there is still much debate over the exact extent of their use. A new study published today in BMC Public Health looks to explore repeat foodbank use, a key evidence gap in our current knowledge of the scale of foodbank use.
A study published yesterday in BMC Public Health assesses profiles of individuals reporting health and environmental dilemmas when purchasing meat, fish and dairy products. Are consumers’ environmental concerns in line with nutritional guideline recommendations? We take a closer look at the research.
Developing professionalism is a core component of medical education. However, for medical educators, defining unprofessionalism is far from easy, thanks to a lack of specific descriptors of what constitutes unprofessional behavior. A systematic review published in BMC Medical Education tackles this issue by generating an overview of descriptors of unprofessional behavior termed the 4 I’s.