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HTML & CSS – The VERY Basics


I have been wanting to learn a few things about CSS for a long time. HTML is something i can handle but what the *** is CSS?

So i was very pleasantly surprised when i came across this simple video explaining it to me. Most video tutorials for CSS go beyond my scope of understanding, but this one was my cup of tea ( Frankly, only half my cup, but hey, IT HELPED!!)

This video is the VERY basics of what HTML and CSS is, for the absolute beginner. HTML and CSS files are, quite literally, just text files. You don’t need any special software to create them, although a nice code editor is helpful. You can create these files on any computer and use your web browser to preview them during development. You can think of HTML as the content of your website: a bunch of text and references to images wrapped in tags. CSS is the design of your website. It targets the tags you wrote in your HTML and applies the style. Keeping these two things separate is key to quality web design.

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Posted by on March 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

The male foreskin is dangerous- Circumcision protects .


Health information politicized

Doesn’t the public have the right to know that male circumcision protects against HIV?

In 2007, the ethical landscape surrounding medical male circumcision (MC) suddenly lurched and shifted when the World Health Organization and UNAIDS declared unequivocally that the `efficacy of male circumcision in reducing female to male transmission of HIV has been proven beyond reasonable doubt.The male foreskin has been shown to have a high number of cells that were targeted by the HIV virus

Interestingly, evidence that MC had medical benefits has been mounting for more than 20 years. Not only does the procedure reduce the risk of HIV infection, it also has been shown  to

  • prevent urinary tract infections,
  • sexually transmitted diseases, and
  • penile and prostate cancers.

Researchers have even found that MC reduces the risk of cervical cancer in current female partners . In spite of that growing list of medical benefits, the issue has hovered just below the radar screen until several large randomised controlled studies from Africa showed that circumcision offered a 60% to 70% protective effect against the heterosexual acquisition of HIV. The evidence was so compelling that three of the studies were stopped early, on the recommendation of Data Safety and Monitoring Boards

The Government of India has been reluctant to approach an issue that promises to be controversial among conservative Hindus. MC is
considered a marker of religious identity since Muslims routinely circumcise their male children, and Hindus do not. It has been
suggested that at times, circumcision status may even have been used to identify people`s religious affiliation during communal riots. Popular wisdom holds that even the mention of MC in some communities will trigger sectarian violence. Predictably, some opponents have argued that the greater good of society must be protected by withholding information about MC from the population.

This is a joke, surely?

They wont tell the benefits of circumcision because they want to use it to identify Muslims?

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2009 in education, health, human rights, social

 

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The Zorg 2.0 (Health2.0) Event in Nijmegen


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Have a look at the presentations and you will see how to make healtcare more transparant and make the best use of web 2.0 tools to enhance communication and interaction between patient and healtcare professionals.

The Zorg 2.0(Health2.0) Event in Nijmegen

Experts in Online marketing, Health IT professionals, entrepreneurs and many others gathered to discuss the best use of Web 2.0 in Health care.

Points of note which emerged include-

  • Arrange the care around the patients and not around the doctors.
  • Train your staff to deal with, to engage and emerge in this vision of health care.
  • Choose your applications wisely to get, use, adapt or even create your own best applied use of it in your organization.
  • It is not about the tools, but about the whole process and work flow around health care and your vision.

It was a great success. The range of talks and perspectives was very broad, but also gave a number of specific good examples of good practice in Health2.0 projects.

Wish i could have attended. But i have the next best thing on my Screen via all the numerous Blogs, Photos, twitter updates and videos.


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Posted by on March 26, 2009 in Information technology, Web 2.0

 

The Zorg 2.0 (Health2.0) Event in Nijmegen



Linked here are some great presentations from the recently held Zorg 2.0 event at Nijmegen

You will see how to make health care more transparent and make the best use of web 2.0 tools to enhance communication and interaction between patient and health care professionals.

This Health 2.0 event was held at Lux in Nijmegen.

Experts in Online marketing, Health IT professionals, entrepreneurs and many others gathered to discuss the best use of Web 2.0 in Health care.

The Zorg 2.0 (Health2.0) Event inNijmegen

It was a great success. The range of talks and perspectives was very broad, but also gave a number of specific good examples of good practice in Health2.0 projects.

Points of note which emerged include-

  • Arrange the care around the patients and not around the doctors.
  • Train your staff to deal with, to engage and emerge in this vision of healthcare.
  • Choose your applications wisely to get, use, adapt or even create your own best applied use of it in your organization.
  • It is not about the tools, but about the whole process and workflow around healthcare and your vision.

Wish i could have attended. But i have the next best thing on my Screen via all the numerous Blogs, Photos, twitter updates and videos.

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    Posted by on March 26, 2009 in e-health, information, podcast

     

    The Zorg 2.0 (Health2.0) Event in Nijmegen


    View Larger Map

    Have a look at the presentations and you will see how to make healtcare more transparant and make the best use of web 2.0 tools to enhance communication and interaction between patient and healtcare professionals.

    The Zorg 2.0(Health2.0) Event in Nijmegen

    Experts in Online marketing, Health IT professionals, entrepreneurs and many others gathered to discuss the best use of Web 2.0 in Health care.

    Points of note which emerged include-

    • Arrange the care around the patients and not around the doctors.
    • Train your staff to deal with, to engage and emerge in this vision of health care.
    • Choose your applications wisely to get, use, adapt or even create your own best applied use of it in your organization.
    • It is not about the tools, but about the whole process and work flow around health care and your vision.

    It was a great success. The range of talks and perspectives was very broad, but also gave a number of specific good examples of good practice in Health2.0 projects.

    Wish i could have attended. But i have the next best thing on my Screen via all the numerous Blogs, Photos, twitter updates and videos.


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    Posted by on March 26, 2009 in Information technology, Web 2.0