Byline: Muhammad Irfan – E mail: [email protected] ABSTRACT
Introduction Vaccines are very useful as preventive medicine in public health to reduce morbidity and mortality due to communicable diseases, though they are not a substitute to safe drinking water, sanitation, nutrition and environmental health in the long run.
DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.97.4.002 Over a year ago, on April 7, 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy became mandatory. The policy directs NIH-funded researchers to:
Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is a major cause of death among HIV-infected individuals. It causes an estimated 957 900 cases and 624 700 deaths worldwide annually, the vast majority of them in sub-Saharan Africa. (1) In Cape Town, CM is now the most common cause of adult meningitis (63% of all microbiologically confirmed cases (2)), and […]
A sports injury, a car accident, a problem pregnancy … no one knows when–or how–disability will strike. That unpredictability is why the best disability income (DI) insurance policy is the one that generates the most benefits in the greatest number of disability scenarios. But how do you know which DI policy is the best for […]
INTRODUCTION The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) case study column provides health sciences librarians with information searching, retrieval, and filtering scenarios in various settings. In previous issues, cases in this series have explored specific patient-care complex questions from clinical teams  and best practices for departmental diagnostic decision making . This issue’s case […]
INTRODUCTION Early in 2005, Joanne Gard Marshall, FMLA, then president of the Medical Library Association (MLA), created a task force to review and revise Using Scientific Evidence to Improve Information Practice , the association’s research policy statement published in 1995. The task force also was charged to restructure, enhance, and develop MLA programs to advance […]