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Social media predicted Disneyland measles outbreak 2 years earlier

Social media predicted Disneyland measles outbreak 2 years earlier
December 14, 2017

Using artificial intelligence and a mathematical model to examine Google searches and geocoded tweets, researchers said they could detect signals in data from California that predicted the 2014-2015 Disneyland measles outbreak 2 years before it happened.

Chris T. Bauch, PhD, professor of applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Canada, and colleagues said their method can be used to anticipate “tipping points” in vaccine scares — or intensified resistance to vaccination — that may precipitate an infectious disease outbreak.

645K people may die each year from flu, new estimate shows

December 13, 2017
Researchers now estimate that between approximately 291,000 and 646,000 people die worldwide each year from seasonal influenza. The new estimate is based on data from a…

H3N2, known to evade vaccine, is predominant flu strain in US

December 8, 2017
Influenza A(H3N2) — a strain known for evading the seasonal influenza vaccine and causing relatively severe illness — has been the predominant strain this…
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Influenza vaccine prevents pediatric influenza-related hospitalizations

December 7, 2017
Immunization against influenza is effective in averting lab-confirmed influenza hospitalizations due to increased vaccine efficacy, according to a study published in…
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Best of the Day™: Highlights in IBD from the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017

Supported by educational grants from: Celgene Corporation and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Since the introduction of newer targeted therapies, approaches to the treatment of IBD have grown significantly more…
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Question 26: Which Patients With Fatty Liver Disease On Ultrasound Require A Liver Biopsy?

From Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions
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VIDEO: Providers key to improving vaccination coverage

October 3, 2017
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