News tagged with health data

Few older Americans have dental insurance

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries.

Dec 05, 2016
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Clean air for our future

Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant death and long-term neurological disease, and 1 in 10 infants born in the United States is affected by preterm birth according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

Nov 10, 2016
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Making the case for global genomic data sharing

The scientific community may be overlooking a significant barrier to international collaboration reflected in a series of recent surveys: potential public resistance to sharing of genomic and other health data across national ...

Nov 08, 2016
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There's money in your wearable fitness tracker

Your wearable fitness tracker is great at counting the number of steps you took today, but it could also provide a new source of currency for the emerging health data economy, according to a new study in the journal Computer.

Nov 01, 2016
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Big data for little creatures

While millions of people are fighting Zika with bug spray and long pants, researchers at the University of California, Riverside are using another tool—big data. By collecting and analyzing large datasets, they can track ...

Oct 11, 2016
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