Third metric has a chart that suggests that stress makes it way more likely that you will drop dead. Earlier. 

In her just-released 2012 PopTech talk, Dr. Jennifer Leaning explores the keys to human security in a world of war, disasters and chaos. (Artistic interpretation by Peter Durand).

In her just-released 2012 PopTech talk, Dr. Jennifer Leaning explores the keys to human security in a world of war, disasters and chaos. (Artistic interpretation by Peter Durand).

Fish on Prozac: Anxious, anti-social, aggressive — Environmental Health News

Antidepressants excreted from humans are flooding waterways and making fish homicidal. 

ilovecharts:

via cakostopoulos

Uh oh. 

The Top 10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2013

  1. The growing role of frontline health workers
  2. The need for more community health workers
  3. The rebirth of family planning
  4. Helping even more children to live longer
  5. AIDS: getting to zero
  6. The continuing fight against malaria
  7. Eradicating polio
  8. The global burden of non-communicable diseases
  9. Safety for health workers during conflicts
  10. Mobile health and new technologies

jayparkinsonmd:

I’m presenting Sherpaa’s tech tonight at the NY Tech Meetup for the first time publicly. About 700 people are in the audience and it sells out in minutes. For those who can’t make it, you can watch the livestream. I’m very excited. Mostly because I’m just so proud of what we’re building— a platform that lets you very easily reach out to your Sherpaa doctors and lets our doctors power a new kind of virtual practice. And it’s also stunningly beautiful. We’ve got such a talented team. See you tonight!

engagethinking:


Great example of using technology to influence human emotion ahead of surgery. - Alan, RVA

engagethinking:

Great example of using technology to influence human emotion ahead of surgery. - Alan, RVA

povdocs:

San Francisco, from Thierry Cohen’s “Darkened Cities” series.

Can you imagine a city night without the light? Watch THE CITY DARK, filmmaker Ian Cheney’s exploration of what we lose in a city’s ever-brightened night sky. Now streaming on POV ‘til Jan. 12.

“We believe, based on our experience, that good behaviors are indeed contagious.”

Daniel Zoughbie created Microclinic International to leverage the power of social network relationships to spread healthy behaviors throughout under-resourced communities. 

Our program doesn’t just take a woman, bring her into our program, and send her back home,” Zoughbie explained. “We ask her to bring her husband, her sister, her best friend who lives next door. And they come into the program as a cohesive social unit that was preexisting, that we didn’t create artificially.” The approach is bearing results: In one internal study, the micro-clinic’s intervention sustained patients’ blood sugar and weight reductions over a two-year period.

Underlying MCI’s proposition is a bigger idea regarding how we conceptualize and approach global health. “We’re so accustomed to thinking about health in an individualistic and medicalized way,” said Zoughbie. Too often, this leads to diagnoses and treatments that are provided in isolation of patients’ social context, and a tendency to address the biological rather than social determinants of disease. But MCI, he said, “sees the social context as part of both the problem and the solution.

2012 Social Innovation Fellow Daniel Zoughbie, founder of Microclinic International

Find out more about how we can harness social contagion for social good