What to do in a
(advice from RACV - Royal Automobile Club of Victoria)
>> backup link
Travellers' Medical Advice and Assistance ...
Bites and Stings ...
World Life Expectancy Map -
"Live longer, live better"
Health Insite - "Quality health information"
What's your Real Age?
>> HEALTH TIPS archive
Respecting Patient Choices - an Australian model of advance care planning
Medicine Safety Education (Pfizer)
- SUBSTANCE ADDICTION ...
(see further below for Internet addiction)
"a comprehensive resource featuring information on various medications, including prescription and
over-the-counter drugs, and those currently available or previously distributed worldwide."
Addiction Library (part of the Florida Non-Profit, USA Addiction Treatment Partnership) -
resources for assistance in addiction for alcohol, prescription drugs, other illicit substances,
and legal considerations.
The Recovery Village - Mental Health Disorders
>> Addiction Resources for American Communities
Addiction treatment during The COVID-19 pandemic
Alcohol Addiction: Effects, Mental Health, and Relapse Prevention -
Alcohol use disorder (AUD), previously called alcoholism or alcohol addiction, occurs when a person drinks
a lot of alcohol regularly and cannot control their alcohol consumption.
attorneys committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.
The Link Between Childhood Trauma And Addiction In Adulthood -
The traumatic incidents that we experience in our childhood very
easily can, and often do, wind up following us into maturity creating
a variety of long-term mental health issues that may cause us to
self-medicate through excessive drinking or drug abuse.
Trauma informed care - a form of holistic healthcare, based on
the high likelihood that a patient has experienced a traumatic event
at some point in their lives
Affordable Care Act (USA) - State-by-State Impact
- Medicare Plans by State (USA)
- Google Directory - Health (search)
Google Health (service for USA)
- Organize your health information all in one place
- Gather your medical records from doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies
- Keep your doctors up to date about your health
- Be more informed about important health issues
Substance Addiction: A Guide for 2019 (USA)
integrated treatment of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Do you need therapy? -
Metal Health Self Testt
Sleep and SleeplessnessSleep and Sleeplessness ...
Streaming videos (WMV format) ...
Healthline - "Search the Web's best health sites"
Medstory - Intelligent Search for Health & Medicine
Medical News Today
>> Health Videos
- Daily Mail - Health online
Calculate your net worth -
"Have you ever tried to figure out your net worth? This downloadable template -
a net worth calculator for Microsoft Excel - makes it easy."
ABC Health & Wellbeing
- US National Network of Libraries of Medicine
- Barbara's Diseases Page
- Web MD Health
WrongDiagnosis.com - "See for yourself"
- Toxic Shock Syndrome Information Service
- Breast Health Link
- NBCF - National Breast Cancer Foundation (USA)
Breast Cancer information
Women's Health Victoria
Pelvic Floor Exercise -
Pelvic floor strengthening is the first step to overcoming stress incontinence and sexual dysfunction,
and also assists in childbirth preparation and recovery.
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Lifeline -- 24-Hour Counselling Support
"To be heard is a wonderful thing"
13 11 14 (Australia)
DEPRESSION - Are you feeling BLUE?
Support for people who have Depression
or are Depressed ...
- "We listen, We care, We support"
1300 845 745 (Australia)
Online GRIEF support service ...
Good ways to break bad news - Feeling responsible for a patient’s illness makes it harder for a doctor to give bad news empathetically.
No easy way to soothe trauma of a child's cancer
- With 75 per cent of children now surviving cancer long term, doctors
are looking at what happens after the so-called "all clear".
Dying well - Advanced care planning
Swimming with dolphins can be a therapy for people with depression
You Are The Boss - 10 Ways To Start Taking Control -
Practicing positive thinking allows people with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
to focus on our strengths and accomplishments, which increases happiness and motivation.
Robotic Dog Makes Nursing Home Residents Less Lonely
- For those people who can't have a living pet but who would like to
have a pet, robotics could address the issue of companionship.
- Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD)
- Positive Stories -
candid accounts of people who are still tackling or have beaten issues with drugs and alcohol.
(worth a regular visit)
Paint just like Jackson Pollock
The Best of Hubble (turn up your speaker volume)
Eternal Sunset - view a sunset now occurring somewhere in the world!
Oscar-winning animated shorts - to cheer you up!
let off steam about your pet peeves and complain to your heart's content on its message board.
Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive - NASA ... Inspiring!
THE KNOWN UNIVERSE (video) - What would it look like to travel
across the known universe?
FoxSaver - Share and enjoy pictures (for Firefox browser)
43 Things - People
have known for years that making a list of goals is the best way to achieve them. Why is that?
First, getting your goals in writing can help you clarify what you really want to do.
You might find you have some important and some frivolous goals. That is OK.
You’ve got space for 43 Things on your list.
Not every one of them has to change the world but save room for the ones that might).
Ethics and Life Principles
49 Questions to Improve Your Results - By
simply holding a question in your mind and pondering potential
answers, you can find unexpected paths to get from where you are
now to where you want to be. (Read more articles by Josh Kaufman
when you're at his site.)
- Medical Information on the Web - by Irene E McDermott
Emergency Medicine Resource Directory
Australian Medical Association >>
Medical Journal of Australia
AMA - American Medical Association
AMSA - American Medical Student Association >> - International Health -
Humanistic Medicine Resources
Links to Medical Associations and Societies
Psychology / Psychiatry / Mental Health ...
Ergonomics in Australia - Interesting free information about ergonomics and safety
Ask Your Pharmacist (community pharmacy in Australia) -
accessible medicines, professional medicines, health management advice.
Genital Herpes advice and information
Are you a safe driver?
- Find out
using this unique psychometric test -
the Driver Risk Index™ (DRI)
- Halitosis >>
Put heat on dragon breath -
Australian Breath Clinic -
Fresh Breath Australia -
- Acne >>
Acne Assassin - Acne
Save Your Sight
(Australia) - "aims to raise awareness of the importance of eye health
among the general public, health and community sectors and government"
- Conditions Clinic -
helps you find information on a wide variety of health matters, by category or by keyword search.
Left Hand Side - products specially crafted for left handed (lefthanded / left-handed) people.
Pattern to hair loss -
"Hair loss is a natural part of ageing that generates some unnatural responses.
But it's not just men with bad comb-overs or toupees struggling to cope with losing their hair.
More than half of women also experience pattern hair loss as they age: up to 15 per cent are severely affected."
Road Trauma Support Team (Victoria, Australia)
Family Caregiver Alliance (USA) - supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide
caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.
goal is "to improve the lives of patients diagnosed with life-changing diseases ...
by providing a better, more effective way for you to share your real-world health experiences in order to help yourself,
other patients like you and organizations that focus on your conditions."
WhistleBlowerInfo - fighting healthcare fraud (USA)
New Mouth. New You - Dental solutions made easy (USA)
Parents, Babies, Children,
KidsHealth - Nemours Foundation
Kids Health Info - Royal Children's Hospital of Victoria (Australia)
Kids Health - Children's Hospital at Westmead (NSW, Australia)
Real Mums - the realities of parenting!
>> About the Saving Mum website
ParentBest - Discussion forums and information portal for parents with children
The Humour Foundation - "Laughter is the best medicine" - Humour for sick children
- The Osteopathic Center for Children
A Usable Web for Long-stay Hospitalised Children
- Children's Intensive Caring
- "medical answers to help prevent sickness and illness in your babies, children, adolescents and young adults!"
KidSource - the focus is primarily on health and education related
Keeping Babies & Children Safe
Zero to Three
Exploring Natural Solutions For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Australian College of Midwives
>> Mother & baby -
Your Baby's Health — All About
Allergies - Children need more protection than adults do
>> Perceptions of Parenthood Need an Overhaul -
Confidence the Key to Having Kids -
The reality of imperfection
Idolising Children (book) -
orderable from UNSW Press ...
"Obsessed with our own youth and wanting perfect, genius children who live in a world of designer clothes
and toys, Idolising Children says it’s time for us to find new ways of parenting and a new kind of childhood.
We need to remove the guilt that comes with trying to be perfect parents."
Baby, you make me sad (or, Kids are no fun)
- Marriage will make you happy, and money won't hurt. But if you want
joy in your life, it's best not to have children, Harvard University
psychology professor Daniel Gilbert says.
It's My Body ...
For Teens -
Dealing with Body Change (Puberty) -
For Parents: Supporting Your Teenager -
Women's Health Issues
Resources for Schools
(including student information sheets)
(Australia) -- a web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times.
- Lifeline telephone ... 13 11 14
- Kids help line ... 1800 55 1800
an online guide for young people with information and helpful solutions for everyday issues, with hundreds of articles
covering health problems, love, employment advice, lifestyle, beauty, animals, electronics and computers,
sports, travel plus much more.
American Psychological Association - APA
- Children, Adolescents, and the Internet
Developmental Psychology (journal), Vol. 42, No.3, March 2005 ...
OLPC - One Laptop per Child Australia -
established to further the goals and aspirations of the
One Laptop per Child initiative
and those inherent in the United Nations
Millennium Development Goals
Junior Puzzles - Australian handmade wooden educational puzzles, designed for early childhood development and
catering to children's differing needs and educational requirements.
- Smoking / Quitting / Vaping ...
- Men's Health ...
Australian Federation of Men's Health and Wellbeing Associations
- Andrology Australia -
The Australian Centre of Excellence in Male Reproductive Health
- Mensheds Australia ...
"Every man needs a shed." -- A not-for-profit Australian organisation dedicated as the peak body,
to resourcing and supporting "Men's Sheds."
The growing problems with men's health, isolation, loneliness and depression are now looming
as major health issues in Australia. Men’s Sheds can play a significant and practical role in addressing these
and other men’s issues and at the same time act as a catalyst in stimulating their community's economic activities.
"A place where loneliness ends and inspiration starts."
Autism / Technology Addiction ...
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Science Outpaced by Autism -- What Are the symptoms of Autism? -
Autism continues to baffle scientific researchers around the world.
Although many likely causes have been suggested, none have proven to be the cause.
Center for the Study of Autism
Music Therapy and Language for the Autistic Child
a non-profit organization with a mission to provide a path for high functioning individuals on the Autism Spectrum
to realize their potential through gainful employment. They harness these individuals' unique abilities –
attention to detail, precision, an affinity for repetitive tasks, outstanding technology skills –
to provide competitively-priced software testing services. They do this by providing their software testers
with a combination of intensive training, structure, and support to mitigate potential workplace challenges.
The Geek Syndrome -
Autism, and its milder cousin Asperger's syndrome, is surging among the children of Silicon Valley.
Are math-and-tech genes to blame?
Ten signs you're tech obsessed
Online Device Dependency - meet Court requirements, or use for personal growth
(relatively inexpsnsive online classes by the Open Path Psychotherapy Collective)
'Info-mania' dents IQ more than marijuana -
The relentless influx of emails, cellphone calls and instant messages received by modern workers can reduce their IQ
by more than smoking marijuana, suggests UK research. Far from boosting productivity, the constant flow of messages
and information can seriously reduce a person's ability to focus on tasks, the study of office workers found.
Are You Addicted to Email? - results of AOL's third annual Email Addiction Survey (2007)
- Symptoms to recognize and First Aid ...
Classes of toxicity, with pictures of the plants:
- Danger, don't plant - Asthma or stick weed, Rhus, Yellow oleander ...
- Avoid these plants if you have children - Cactus and many succulents (all species with spines),
Chillies (especially hot varieties), Dumb cane, Mushrooms and toadstools
- Poisonous, treat with caution - Angels trumpet, Cycads, Grevilleas, Oleander, Poinsettia,
the leaves of Rhubarb (the stem is edible), White cedar, Yesterday today tomorrow
- Poisonous, but not usually a concern - Agapanthus, Amaryllis, Arum lily, Azaleas and rhododendrons,
Daffodils and other narcissus, Foxgloves (Digitalis), Lily-of-the-valley
- Asthma and Allergies ...
- Food / Weight Control / Obesity / Overweight / Underweight / Eating Disorders / Bulimia / Anorexia ...
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- JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
Excess Deaths Associated With Underweight, Overweight, and Obesity (Katherine Flegal
et al.) -
CONCLUSION: "Underweight and obesity, particularly higher levels of obesity, were associated with increased mortality
relative to the normal weight category. The impact of obesity on mortality may have decreased
over time, perhaps because of improvements in public health and medical care."
New Study Crushes CDC's Obesity-Death Statistic
Studies Show Being Fat is Not So Bad -
Being overweight is nowhere near as big a killer as the government thought, ranking No. 7 instead of No. 2 among the
nation's leading preventable causes of death, according to a startling new calculation from the CDC
Dangers of being overweight overstated
CDC links extra pounds, lower death risk
Fewer than expected dying from obesity
- CDC overstated risks of being overweight
- COFFEE and TEA
Coffee may spell heart trouble for some -
Research on more than 4,000 people in Costa Rica found that among "slow caffeine metabolizers",
those who drank two or more cups of coffee daily were at least 36% more likely to have a non-fatal heart attack
than those who drank little or no coffee.
The Health Benefits of
Coffee versus Tea -
There's growing body of research to suggest that both are good for you in different ways.
- "A DRUG CALLED ALCOHOL"
Food Intolerance Network - "Fed Up with Food Additives
- Information about the effects of food on behaviour, health and learning ability in both children and adults.
- Support for families using the low chemical elimination diet recommended by the Australian Royal Prince Alfred Hospital -
Free of Additives, Low in Salicylates, Amines and Flavour Enhancers ("FAILSAFE").
Fish could fight diabetes
High carbs and low Glycemic Index (GI) are tops
- Study concludes: Eat fast! Eat until full! Get fatter!
The Fitness Jumpsite
10 Tips To Healthy Eating
The Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity
Animals / Pets -
your four-legged friends can help both kids and adults from feeling "blue" ...
Music Therapy / Humor in Medicine ...
The Death Clock - When Am I Going To Die?
The Internet's friendly reminder that life is slipping away .. second by second.
Like the hourglass of the Net, the Death Clock will remind you just how short life is.
Just enter your date of birth, sex, non-smoking or smoking status and your Body Mass Index (BMI)
and the Death Clock will give an indication of your likely date of departure!
Calculate your BMI - Body Mass Index (US National Heart Lung and Blood Institute)
Imperial Units (feet/inches, pounds)
- Metric Units (centimetres, kilograms)
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Life Training - Online
Computer-related & Technology-related Health Issues
IT workers -
How that desk job wears your body down
Are You Searching Yourself Sick -
Are you an Internet hypochondriac? -
Cyberchondria: Studies of the Escalation of Medical Concerns in Web Search
Online banking creates "bankaholics"
Keys to happiness - "A
seemingly innocuous activity, typing is in fact the cause of many a bung wrist."
Taking your life in your hands - Keyboards spread disease
- EASI - Equal Access to Software and Information
When your computer can kill you ... e-Thrombosis
5 Ways To Avoid Letting Your Computer Kill You
Safe Computing Tips - Stay healthy and avoid injury while working long hours at your PC
- How to Avoid Keyboard Fatigue (carpal tunnel syndrome)
Use Two Thumbs to Avoid RSI When Texting, Says Study
Stop Squinting: Combat Computer Eye Strain -
"Ever had dry, irritated, inflamed or sore eyes, headaches or blurred vision after prolonged computer use?
Then you might have suffered computer vision syndrome
(CVS). Check out these tips from Microsoft for combating computer eye
strain including how far to sit from your screen, reducing lighting and
glare and swapping your contacts for glasses when at your PC."
- Keeping Fit While Working ...
Your Computer Is Bad for You
- ""Toxic dust" (brominated flame retardants on the surfaces of common
devices in homes and offices) found on computer processors and monitors
contains chemicals linked to reproductive and neurological disorders,
according to a new study by several environmental groups.
- long periods of working at a computer can cause musculoskeletal
problems, eyestrain and overuse injuries of the hands and wrists.
- The Dvorak Keyboard and You
Wrist pain? Try the Dvorak keyboard -
around 60 to 70 percent of typing in English can be performed on a Dvorak keyboard
without ever leaving the home row, while only 30 to 35 percent of typing on a QWERTY keyboard can be done on the home row.
- Folding@Home - a distributed computing project which studies
protein folding, misfolding, aggregation, and
You can help by
downloading and running their client software.
For every computer that joins the project, they get a commensurate increase in simulation speed.
Heavy computer use linked to glaucoma
Laptops can be risk to fertility -
Teenagers and young men should keep their laptops off their laps because they could damage fertility, an expert says.
Helpless as a ... (about tracking and monitoring technology, reliance on technology,
loss of identity) - Surveillance and monitoring of one kind or another is here to stay. ...
"by embracing identity technology we lose our identity." ...
Many technologies offer instant solutions. Our reliance on these is changing the way we deal with frustration.
"We have come to expect that when we need a piece of information we can get it instantly."
Over time, frustration with technology can erode self-confidence.
Neglected Tropical Diseases -
the first open-access journal devoted to the world's most
neglected tropical diseases.
Ability Technology (abilitytech) -
WHAT DO THEY DO? ...
"Working with you to choose best way for you to use a computer. We look at ways in which you can
CREATE TEXT. We explore comfortable options for you to undertake MOUSE FUNCTIONS.
We identify options that will maximise your independence." -
HOW? ... "Our expert staff will assist you to use a computer productively and comfortably.
We draw from Australia's widest range of keyboards, trackballs, joysticks, special software and other Sales." -
WHO FOR? ... "Spinal injury, cerebral palsy, MS, brain injury, stroke, RSI -
whatever your disability, we have the solution. All age groups are catered for.
We also prepare expert reports for rehabilitation, insurance or medico-legal situations."
Internet fuels the risk of
Tech rage an office problem (survey)
Are you working comfortably? - People don't usually think of computers as being dangerous,
but they can have a nasty bite resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injury (RSI).
Ewww! Don't touch that mouse!
- Computer mouses (sic) found in cyber cafes have been ranked as the second most bacteria-infested items
in a list of commonly touched objects.
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Deafness & Blindness / Hearing / Eyesight ...
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia ...
Ageing / Aging / Ageism / Senior Citizenship ...
- Blind Citizens Australia
>> Assistive Equipment & Software Suppliers
- The Doctors' Reference Site - "Helping doctors help patients"
eMedical - Australian Doctors & Pharmacy Online
- Med411.com - medical portal and search engine
>> Intermedic : A Journal on Internet and Medicine -
Journal of Medical Informatics -
The Online Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine -
The Online Life & Health
Vision Center -
covering such tnhings as digital eye strain, color blindness, eye floaters, droopy eyelids,
corneal ulcers, conjunctivitis, lazy eye, surfer's eye, and much more
Code That Helps Blind People To Read Maps -
"Take Java computer code that can translate images into sound, via a rudimentary software program
capable of converting pixels of various colors into piano notes of various tones, and
what you have is a technology that enables blind people to read maps."
39dollarglasses.com - an interesting way to order inexpensive eyeglasses and sunglasses
- "a miniature, personal hearing threat detector that can immediately
signal the user when a sound source exceeds safe listening levels.Ear3
can be used with iPods, MP3 players, boom boxes, stereo systems,
automobile audio systems, rock concerts, discos, orchestras and other
sound sources. When used properly, Ear3 can dramatically reduce
opportunities for sound induced hearing trauma."
Online Hearing Test
UN Programme on Ageing
>> UN Principles for older persons
- COTA - Council on the Ageing (Australia) -
Outside Australia -
Sociology of Aging - Age Inequality, Ageism, Gerontology
seniors.gov.au - Information for Senior Citizens in Australia
Office of Senior Victorians
Useful links to other resources for seniors
Seniors, this is your site! (Health Wellbeing and Family, concession cards, computing, lifestyle,
leisure, travel, finance and retirement planning, discounts and deals, government, and lots more)
- Retirement and Aged Care in Australia -
a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of Australians aged 55 and older.
(Through information and education, advocacy and service, seeking to enhance the quality of life for all
by promoting independence, dignity and purpose.)
The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Seniors
- The Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) -
a site for for Seniors, particularly those who are interested in using a computer.
Thriving Wisdom - "Live long, live well"
Fight memory loss: Be healthy, wealthy, and wise
Trends in the prevalence and mortality of
cognitive impairment in the United States: Is there evidence of a compression of cognitive morbidity?
New study links falling dementia rates, education
Philosophy for Old Age -
an inspirational PowerPoint presentation, with beautiful music (so turn on your speakers).
You'll need Microsoft PowerPoint installed -- else here's a page to download Microsoft's free
PowerPoint Viewer -- or you can use the free
- Department of Health and Ageing (Australia)
- Tufts University
>> Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) -
Aiming to determine the nutrient requirements that are necessary to promote health and well-being for older adults
and to examine the degenerative conditions associated with aging
Nutrition links -
Ignore older workers at your peril - Drake International co-founder Bill Pollock says
“Those people in the over-50 age group are some of the best people you could possibly look for.”
Seniors and Addication (USA) - However, senior substance abuse is a formidable problem within the nation’s drug abuse and addiction crisis.
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Coping with Cancer / Melanoma / Mesothelioma ...
Australian Cancer Atlas
- The Seasons of Survival -
dedicated to helping people who have been diagnosed with cancer to cope ... also intended to help
the patient’s care-givers as well as providing information and resources to the treating physician and psychotherapist"
SunSmart - a key education program of
The Cancer Council Victoria with the aim to lead, co-ordinate,
implement and evaluate action to minimize the human cost of skin cancer
SunSmart UV Alert
- Mesothelioma Symptoms -
Mesothelioma is diagnosed in thousands of people each year and it is considered one of the deadliest forms of cancer.
Mesothelioma symptoms can be difficult to detect, so this site is a great resource for people
who may have been exposed to asbestos.
- Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance -
Mesothelioma.com's mission is to continually provide relevant, timely, and factual information
about asbestos exposure and its causal links to
Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient's Guide (book)
- The Mesothelioma Center
Free Mesothelioma Guide
for patients and families
Asbestos.net - The Mesothelioma Justice Network
- MesotheliomaHelp.org (USA) -
provides a live chat option (the only mesothelioma/asbestos website that offers a live chat 24/7),
a free mesothelioma caregiver kit, and a free patient's guide to mesothelioma.
MesotheliomaSurvival.org (USA) - dedicated to helping mesothelioma victims and their families. Their free Mesothelioma Guide
will help you understand your diagnosis with information.
- Mesothelioma Group (USA) -
"Our goal at the Mesothelioma Group is to educate people about this horrible disease, helping patients live longer and gain a better quality of life."
Mesothelioma.net (USA) - For mesothelioma patients and loved
ones, "we provide free resources, education, support, and hope."
There's a live chat option, plus other mesothelioma resources.
MesotheliomaSpecialists.org (USA) -
their stated mission is "to help connect you with the nation's best doctors, treatment facilities, and clinical trials."
Mesothelioma Lawyer Center (USA) -
an informational resource on asbestos-related diseases, treatment and legal assistance, for the general public and US military veterans
Sokolove Law (USA) -
What to know about mesothelioma law Firms and attorneys - Why Should You Hire a Mesothelioma Law Firm? - What to look for in a mesothelioma law firm
Mesothelioma Lawyers - Slater & Gordon (Australia)
Mesothelioma Veterans Center - Get expert help finding veteran benefits (USA)
TreatMesothelioma.org (USA) -
a mesothelioma treatment community, dedicated to assisting those suffering from mesothelioma cancer
by providing information on their diagnosis, life expectancy, and treatment options.
Mesothelioma Help Now (USA) - created to help patients and their families understand their diagnosis.
Exercise is medicine for cancer
(Australian ABC Television, Catalyst science show, 31 May 2012) - downloadable videos:
Exercise as Medicine for Cancer (Edith Cowan University. Western Australia - Research Week, 15th to 19th August 2011)
Melanoma Risk Calculator ...
This is a risk assessment tool written by researchers, physicians and other employees of the
Victorian Melanoma Service (VMS). Using this calculator, you can calculate your risk of developing skin melanoma
within the next 5 years. Versions of the same calculator have been developed for health professionals and the general public.
(The calculator in one stage uses latitudes displayed on an Australian map, but don't let this deter you
from developing an estimated melanoma risk for your own part of the world.)
Melbourne Melanoma Project - Useful links page -
The MMP is committed to improving the diagnosis and early detection of melanoma
and to offer focused treatments based on the latest research. The
useful links include
Australian Cancer Council's "Understanding Melanoma" PDF booklet and
a PDF body map diagram so that you can regularly check your body and be aware of
new or changing moles or lesions.
Walking for Health Management (and the Dangers of Sitting) ...
/ Coma / Traumatic Brain Injury / TBI / Trauma / Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) /
Concussion / Cerebral Palsy ...
Biomedical & Health Care Ethics links (University of British Columbia)
- Information Sources for Bioethics (University of Tsukuba)
- Australasian Bioethics Association
- L'Association Européenne du Droit de la Bioéthique
>> Recommended links
- European Network for Biomedical Ethics
- Southern Cross Bioethics Institute
- The Medical Ethics Alliance
- La Sociedad Internacional de Bioética - SIBI
Health, Medicine, Biology, and Longevity Information Hub (health.xq23.com)
- GLADNET - Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training
- "The objective of this Web site is to assist you to define, identify,
locate, and critically evaluate the information found in journal and
magazine articles, books, documents, Internet sites, reference
publications, etc. that helps you to understand Science and make it
relevant to your life."
World Community Grid
- a global humanitarian effort that applies the unused computing power
of individual and business computers to help address the world's most
difficult health and societal problems.
ILLNESS MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR BUSINESSES -
information is for business owners who have a life-changing illness, as well as those
who just want to know about the effects of serious illnesses on a business.
- The Whole Brain Atlas
>> BrainFacts.org Blog
Brain Facts book
- Allen Institute for Brain Science -
"a non-profit medical research organization ... committed to understanding how the brain works
and having a positive and long lasting impact upon brain science."
- Allen Brain Atlas -
"a freely available scientific resource developed by the Allen Institute, which provides
maps of the expression of approximately 20,000 genes in the mouse brain."
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Resources
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Guide
- BIAUSA - Brain Injury Association, Inc.
>> The Anatomy of a Brain Injury
>> Links page
- Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) -
Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Guide
Brain Functions and Map
- Acquired Brain Injury, Defined -
Acquired Brain Injury & Hidden Visual Problems -
The Protocol Pal - Acquired Brain Injury
- Brain Injury Australia -
Acquired brain injury (ABI) advocacy body representing, through its State and Territory Member Organisations,
the needs of people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers.
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury
>> Useful Links
- Call Your Pediatrician - Head Injury
- The Management of Minor Closed Head Injury in Children (AAFP)
- British Trauma Society
>> Trauma Scores
Changed Lives, New Journeys (tools, tips and insights for life after brain injury) -
a blog by Melanie Atkins for supporters of people with brain injury, particularly workers and volunteers,
who suddenly find themselves part of the journey without a map.
The Washington University School of Medicine -
Brain Research Institute (Australia)
Medical College of Wisconsin - Coma and Persistent Vegetative State
- InnerSelf Magazine: Coma - A Healing Story
- Comas.net (including Brain Injury and Concussion information)
NACD (National Academy of Child Development) - Coma
- PBS Nova - Coma
BioTech Institute -
Head Injury Resource Page
- The Miracle of Erick's Life
Betsy's Support Page for Traumatic Brain Injury
- BIndependent - Brain injury - stop thief!
A Family Guide
Head Injury Hotline (Seattle)
- Brain Injury Center, Kentucky
- Brain Injury Society (Brooklyn)
- Brain Trauma Foundation (NY)
- Massachusettseical Service
Baptist Hospital Northeast on Head Injury
- Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler - Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
- Back in the Saddle -
Community Living for the Head-injured Adult
Brain Injury Transition Issues - Getting Back to the Real World
- IBIA - The International Brain Injury Association
- MMBIS - Missouri Model Brain Injury System
- National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (Medical College of Virginia)
Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Brain Injury Centre
Services and Supports for Persons with Brain Injury (University of North Carolina)
- The Perspectives Network ("Survive with Pride!")
- Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide (Neuro-Recovery Head Injury Program, Michgan)
- Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems
- TBIRD - Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Directory (Santa Clara Valley)
- Trauma, Emergency, and Intensive Care Neurosurgery Index (Department of Neurosurgery, Wake Forest University)
- Aphasia Hope Foundation
- Aphasia Treatment -
Aphasia, Stroke Rehabilitation and Speech Therapy resources
Brain Injury, Closed Head - Spinal Rehabilitation Group, Hyperbaric Medicine (Melbourne, Australia)
- Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington
- South West Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (SWBIRS - Albury, NSW, Australia)
- Head Injury Fact Sheet (Family Caregiver Alliance, San Francisco)
- Head Trauma and DNA Repair
- Neurology - Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre (OPSMC, Victoria, Australia)
- The NeuroScience Center (Indianapolis)
- Neurolaw - The Neurotrauma Law Nexus
>> Role of the Neurolawyer
- Brain Injury Law Group
Proving a Lifetime Disability
from The Consumer Law Page)
- Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Understanding Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Neurosciences on the Internet (neuroguide.com)
- The Neuro-Therapy Clinic
- Merck on Head Injury
- Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
Minor Head Injury
- BRAIN TRAIN
Substance Abuse and Brain Injury
- ARBI - Alcohol Related Brain Injury
Variations in the
cultural understanding of traumatic brain injury
- Planet Mobility
>> Types of brain Injury
A Pilot Evaluation of the Recreational Benefits of Computers for People with Brain Injuries
- The role of the Speech Pathologist in Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Traumatic Brain Injury Books 2000-2002
- Broken Brain – Brilliant Mind (blog) -
"Using the infinite mind to overcome the limits of the brain… Experience-Based Brain Injury (Concussion, TBI, ABI, Stroke) Survival Strategies and Tactics
- Cerebral Palsy ...
a comprehensive informational website on cerebral palsy. Learning that your baby or child has cerebral palsy can be devastating news.
However, by educating yourself on the disorder, including treatment options and how to help manage your child’s disorder,
your child can still live a productive life.
Guide to Cerebral Palsy -
types of cerebral palsy, legal issues and compensation (U.K. perspective), and more
- Live Science
Brain & Mind : Electronic Magazine in Neuroscience ...
A rich array of fascinating articles, such as ...
Does the Brain Work Like the Internet? -
Computer scientists studying the stability of Internet connections may someday find their research
used to help patients suffering from schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease or stroke.
- Redwood Neuroscience Institute -
the Redwood Center for Theoretic Neuroscience at the University of California at Berkeley
- Games for the Brain -
Play never-ending quiz & memory games to train your thinking.
Right Brain v Left Brain -
do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?
Professor Gerald Kerhut's home page (neuroscience, and lots
Education articles -
- HBES - Human Behavior and Evolution Society
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