The Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) thesaurus is a controlled vocabulary produced by the National Library of Medicine. It is used for indexing, cataloging, and searching for biomedical and health-related information and documents in PubMed and other NLM databases.
Every year, NLM reviews the MeSH thesaurus and considers changes in terminology. New concepts are constantly emerging while old concepts are in a state of flux, and NLM adjusts MeSH terminology and usage accordingly.
The 2015 additions to MeSH have been announced. Some new terms of possible interest are College Fraternities and Sororities; Controlled Before-After Studies; Culturally Competent Care; Toxicokinetics; Diet, Paleolithic; Raw Foods; High Fructose Corn Syrup; Social Capital; Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis; and Nuns, among many others.
You can check out the complete list of new MeSH terms for 2015 for yourself online.
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