The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as "a
state of optimal physical, mental, and social well-being, and
not merely the absence of disease and infirmity".
Medicine is defined as the art and science of the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of human health : it is mainly a part of applied biology.
Recent technology progress and consequent discoveries let biology evolve from a descriptive to an analytical subject, and so molecular approaches to physiology and pathology, the two main branches of medicine, arose.
So, in order to better understand molecular medicine, a physician should also know physics and chemistry !
Computer networks are inherently social networks, linking people,
organizations, and knowledge. They are social institutions that
should not be studied in isolation but as integrated into everyday
lives. The proliferation of computer networks has facilitated a
deemphasis on group solidarities at work and in the community and
afforded a turn to networked societies that are loosely bounded
and sparsely knit. The Internet increases people's social capital,
increasing contact with friends and relatives who live nearby and
far away. New tools must be developed to help people navigate and
find knowledge in complex, fragmented, networked societiesref.
Worksite health promotion programs were associated with reductions
in health risks and costsref1,
However, traditional worksite health programs are labor intensive
and costly to implement. In contrast, email and Web-based programs
have the potential to reach a broad employee population with
minimal delivery costs after the initial message development. By
design, the Internet spans geographic and time differences,
sustains relationships based on interests, and provides links
between people and information. In addition, email and Web access
is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, and information can be
customized to serve the individual characteristics of the userref.
2005, a total of 74% of US adults reported having Web access,
including 66% with home access and 36% with work accessref
. As well, 41% of employers report that they are “likely” to
use Web-based education as a component of a health care
utilization management program, and an additional 47% reported
they were “somewhat likely”ref.
The rate of enrollment and sustained participation document the
feasibility, broad reach, employee acceptance, and potential value
of using electronic communications for health promotion in the
The world wide web is a sea of plenty regarding molecular medicine-related subjects : so why this further site ?
As probably you have already experienced, looking for subjects using available search-engines is often time-wasting and fruitless, while most of specialized sites are often quite ununderstable : so I have decided to create this half-way site, a sort of compass card for beginners !
I have always thought culture should be spread as more as
possible. My one is not a great contribute, but I have always
appreciated people (like Horst
Kimball, and many others) that create something for the mere
purpose of spreading scientific informations, keeping it away from
personal profits. So I would like you to appreciate this site is
now and will remain in future completely freeware : I fund my site
by myself and it is hosted for free.
All the above stated guarantees are certificated by signature to the Health on the Net Code of Conduct.
Please look at :
As you can see many sections are still under construction :
At the bottom of every page in this site you find (apart from
button for returning to Molecular Medicine home page) a
button for let me know your comments : your suggestions are ever
welcome, even just for signaling a broken link !
What about the success of this site ?
Have a nice navigation and don't hesitate to contact me !