Sunday, 25 January 2009

Anatomy Arcade

This would have been useful when I was learning anatomy.

Anatomy Arcade

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

The Weird Body Quiz

The Weird Body Quiz from the NYTimes

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Health and Second Life

A video from the University of Michigan highlighting health aspects of Second Life.

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Medical Education in Second Life

Further insight into the potential use of medical training in Second Life.

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Breast Cancer Risk Calculator

A risk calculator from the Australian National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre that raises awareness of breast cancer and informs individuals of the risk factors which can be influenced, and what to do about them.

Friday, 25 July 2008

Awareness Test

How aware are you? Click on the video and take the test.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Virtual Hallucination

Scary stuff! Based on personal experiences of patients with schizophrenia, this second life simulation gives you some insight into their world.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Drop and give me 20

The press up is a very good indicator of fitness. It requires strength and endurance if doing lots of them properly and may be beneficial in an aging population by preventing the damage caused by falls.
An enduring measure of fitness: the simple press up

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Accident by Spacecraft

Did you know there is an ICD-10 code for accident involving spacecraft? You don't often see one of those in General Practice.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Cold Showers: What’s the Evidence?

For those keen pond and lido swimmers, here's some evidence from 'Own Your Health' to show that it may actually be doing you some good.

Thursday, 10 July 2008


HealthMap uses up to date feeds from various sources to highlight infectious disease outbreaks from around the world. It colour codes the severity of an outbreak on the basis of news reportage about it. It's free to access and has the potential for being a powerful public health tool.

Molecular Evidence that Broccoli Fights Prostate Cancer

More proof that eating broccoli is good for you. This article in Wired Science discusses the evidence that some men who posses the GSTM1 gene react well to cruciferous vegetables and may offer a measure of protection from prostate cancer.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Did the Earth move for you?

Select your nearest city and enter the duration of intercourse in minutes and find out how far the Earth moved for you

Eye Colour Calculator

What colour eyes would your children have?

Use the eye calculator and find out.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

10 tips to help relieve insomnia

From the BBC, a list of personal preferences to help relieve insomnia including eating lettuce sandwiches before you go to bed.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Obesity in Japan

A novel but slightly draconian approach to managing obesity in Japan from the NY times.

'Under a national law that came into effect two months ago, companies and local governments must now measure the waistlines of Japanese people between the ages of 40 and 74 as part of their annual checkups. That represents more than 56 million waistlines, or about 44 percent of the entire population'.

Asking for help

Some valuable insights about what it means to 'Ask for help' when dealing with ill health from Barbara Kivowitz , taken from her blog In Sickness and in Health.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

A drop of water

An article from the BBC Health pages highlighting the benefits of water in the elderly.

Stroke of insight

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness –- shut down one by one. An astonishing story from TED