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Wikipedia is better than Google at tracking flu trends

Wikipedia traffic could be used to provide realtime tracking of flu cases, according to a study published today. John Brownstein, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s computational epidemiology group, along with follow researcher David McIver, has developed an algorithm for pulling daily flu metrics from data on which flu-related terms… 347 more words

This Is No Longer Poisoning You (At Least Not As Much)

NEW YORK (AP) — Bases on a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  the latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in food-borne illnesses, and experts believe this to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. 377 more words

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Deadly Ebola virus jumps from Africa's jungles to urban centers

Ebola virus

Ebola is one of the world’s deadliest viruses with a high fatality rate of 60 to as high as 90%.

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Health Care

What is HPV and Should You Vaccinate

When I was fighting cervical cancer a few years ago, information about HPV and cervical cancer was just becoming public knowledge. Needless to say, I did not receive a vaccine against HPV – it was not produced until I was an adult with several children of my own. 67 more words

Women's Health

Cervical Cancer Statistics and Prevention

Having recently hit the three year mark of surviving Stage IV cervical cancer, I was curious to find out how many other women were still fighting the battle, or worse, will lose the fight this year. 29 more words

Women's Health

Social Media Helped in Probe of Md. Rabies Death

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Public health investigators say they used Facebook and other social media to find people potentially exposed to the rabies virus after a Maryland man died from the disease last year in a rare case of transmission through a transplanted organ. 366 more words

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New Information About Autism

It’s becoming more and more likely that you know a child with autism. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… 267 more words

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