Vast majority of workers with mental health issues keep it secret from their boss: study

Employees cited stigma and fear of professional consequences as reasons why they don’t talk about mental health.

Suicide of Quebec provincial police officer a reminder of job’s mental toll

In addition to finding the childrens’ bodies, it was Sûreté du Québec officer Patrick Bigras who arrested Guy Turcotte at the scene, after finding him hiding under a bed.

A Big Data tool begins new era for biology and personalized medicine

Researchers from EPFL have developed a novel series of systems genetics tools to identify new links between genes and phenotypes. The work, a hallmark of EPFL’s endeavors into the advancement of open science, brings biology to the cloud and sets the stage for the development of precision medicine. The study is published in Cell Systems. Most […]

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IU cancer patients to test Purdue smartphone app for anemia detection

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University-led team of researchers developing an anemia-detection application for mobile devices received funding from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute to evaluate the technology’s use in patients undergoing treatment for cancer. Anemia, a condition in which patients do not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate […]

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How to get patients to share electronic health records

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Education is the key to getting patients to share their medical records electronically with health care providers, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management. Published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (September 2017), the study found that while patient education has typically focused on the benefits […]

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Two Methods to De-identify Large Patient Datasets Greatly Reduced the Risk of Re-identification

PHILADELPHIA — Two de-identification methods, k-anonymization and adding a “fuzzy factor,” significantly reduced the risk of re-identification of patients in a dataset of 5 million patient records from a large cervical cancer screening program in Norway, according to results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Associ​ation for Cancer Research. “Researchers typically get […]

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Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method

New Tool May Identify Treatments for Cancer, Other Diseases By Laura Kurtzman A research team led by scientists at UC San Francisco has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs, including some that have already been approved for other uses. The method enables scientists […]

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How Live Video is Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry

“Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.” – Banksy, anonymous street artist, political activist, and film director On the surface, it may seem like a bold but hollow statement to say that video content is changing the world. But […]

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Students find early signals of the Zika virus outbreak

A sophisticated tool that can generate early outbreak signals using data from Google Trends, Wikipedia and Twitter has won the UNSW ZikaHACK competition. A digital disease detection tool that picked up signals of an outbreak of Zika months earlier than it was officially detected in Brazil has won the UNSW ZikaHACK competition. The NHMNRC Centre for Research […]

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Precision medicine platform now open for collaborative discovery about cardiovascular diseases

DALLAS — The American Heart Association Precision Medicine Platform — a global, secure data discovery platform, recently developed in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) — is now open for use. Researchers, physicians, computational biologists, computer engineers and trainees from around the globe can leverage this cloud-based resource to access and analyze volumes of cardiovascular and […]

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