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.