Tuesday, April 03, 2018 by: Ethan Huff Tags: alternative, Big Brother, Censorship, community, education, Framasoft, free software, Google, libraries, open source, totalitarianism (Natural News) The hostile takeover of much of the web by tech giant Google has many people uneasy about the future of online free speech, especially as Google has increasingly engaged in rogue censorship tactics against independent media outlets that threaten the status quo. But the good news is that there are viable alternatives out there, at least as far as online apps and software are concerned. One of these alternatives is Framasoft, a robust educational network created back in 2001 that promotes the enrichment of humanity by procuring it with free software. We’re talking vast libraries of books, videos, and music, as well as translators, organizers, and collaboration tools – all made available for free, and all without the “Big Brother” invasiveness that characterizes … [Read more...] about How to ditch Google: Start using these Framasoft online apps instead
Posted on March 23, 2018March 23, 2018By: Staff, Maternal Health Task ForceEarlier this month, the Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health launched a new website related to improving the mental health of women during pregnancy and the postnatal period. This new online platform is full of resources, including videos of women sharing their real-life stories in their own words. The Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health (GAMMH) comprises 13 international agencies including Foundation for Mother and Child Health, International Association of Women’s Mental Health, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and White Ribbon Alliance, among others. These partners are working together to raise awareness about maternal mental health and its impact on the health of both women and their children. According to GAMMH, “mental health problems in pregnancy and following childbirth are roughly twice as common in low-income countries as they are in high-income … [Read more...] about New Resources Online from Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Style Supported by ByJennifer Miller March 28, 2018 Over video, chat and text — though rarely IRL — digital dating coaches help you create a more attractive online profile, decipher your date’s cryptic text message and boost your confidence after an unsuccessful Tinder fling. These are not substitutes for a licensed therapist, but they’re convenient. “We strive for instant gratification,” said Liron Shapira, 30, the co-founder of a chat-based Silicon Valley start-up called Relationship Hero. “We give 24-7 service. If you want advice at 4 a.m., you can get it.” Like Virtual Brunch Online dating coaches have been around practically since online dating began, but their focus has shifted. In 2009, when Laurie Davis Edwards started a company called eFlirt Expert, her most popular offering was a dating … [Read more...] about What Can an Online Dating Coach Do for You?
As she herded her two young sons into bed one evening late last December, Laura Devitt flipped through her phone to check on the routine blood tests that had been performed as part of her annual physical. She logged onto the patient portal link on her electronic medical record, scanned the results and felt her stomach clench with fear.Devitt’s white blood cell count and several other tests were flagged as abnormal. Beyond the raw numbers, there was no explanation.“I got really tense and concerned,” said Devitt, 39, a manager of data analysis who lives in New Orleans. She immediately began searching online and discovered that possible causes ranged from a trivial infection to cancer.“I was able to calm myself down,” said Devitt, who waited anxiously for her doctor to call. Two days later, after hearing nothing, she called the office. Her doctor telephoned the next day. She reassured Devitt that the probable cause was her 5-year-old’s recent case of … [Read more...] about Without context or cushion, do online medical results make sense?
Dive Brief: Consumers are looking for a positive interaction with providers, just as much as a medical experience, a new analysis of nearly 7 million online patient reviews shows. More than half of patients cite compassion, comfort, patience, personality and bedside manner as factors important to their provider experience. Nearly a quarter (23%) mention knowledge, time, insurance, scheduling and communication, according to the Healthgrades/MGMA analysis released today. A key factor, and one that shows up in both positive and negative reviews, was time a provider spent with the patient. Patients see this as an indication of a provider’s willingness to answer questions, listen to concerns and ensure patients really understand their particular condition or procedure, the report says. Dive Insight: Patients are overwhelmingly positive in their comments. Close to 70% of provider ratings receive five stars, and just 22% get one star. The most oft-mentioned quality across all reviews … [Read more...] about Face time, compassion key in online doctor reviews, analysis finds