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General interest items edited by Janice Flahiff

Research, evidence and analysis for health-care decision-makers: The READ Portal

The Centre for Health Care Management at UBC has created a new resource to help health-care managers keep up with evidence from peer-reviewed journals, the grey literature (reports from government, NGOs and other organizations), as well as commentary in the media. The beta version of this new portal, called READ, is now being updated regularly.

From the About page

This site is run by the Centre for Health Care Management at the University of British Columbia and aims to provide health care decision-makers with current articles, news items, reports, and publications that are of professional interest. Our focus is on Canadian gray literature (articles that are not published in peer-reviewed articles or publishing firms, such as: government reports, corporate reports, studies conducted by private organisations), however we will also post original book reviews and links to items of particular interest in peer-reviewed journals and the mass media.

One may keep up with new items via Twitter, Facebook, and RSS feeds.

October 3, 2010 Posted by | Health News Items | | Leave a comment

True or False? How Smart Are Your Cosmetics?

From the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Most cosmetics are safe if you use them correctly. But there are some things to be careful about. Check out our special Cosmetics True or False quiz and find out how much you really know! After you finish, find out how to get your special Smart Consumer certificate!

October 3, 2010 Posted by | Consumer Health, Health Education (General Public) | | Leave a comment


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