News tagged with public health surveillance
Scientists have developed a global media surveillance system that enables them to look for, and systematically monitor, up-to-the-minute public concerns and rumors about vaccines originating from 144 countries.
Medications May 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—There has been a dramatic increase in the number of emergency-room visits related to sleep medications such as Ambien, according to a new U.S. study.
Medications May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The higher the percentage of people in a city, town or neighborhood with Facebook interests suggesting a healthy, active lifestyle, the lower that area's obesity rate. At the same time, areas with a large percentage of Facebook ...
Overweight and Obesity Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Significant investments over the past decade into disease surveillance and notification systems appear to have "paid off" and the systems "work remarkably well," says a Georgetown University Medical Center researcher who ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A team of scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has developed a novel method to accurately predict dengue fever outbreaks several weeks before they occur.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Advances in electronic medical record systems and health information exchange are shifting efforts in public health toward greater use of information systems to automate disease surveillance, but a study from the Regenstrief ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Although still rare, the extremely serious disease known as Eastern equine encephalitis may be affecting more people than before.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Rates of proteinuric and nonproteinuric diabetic kidney disease (DKD) vary significantly across racial/ethnic groups, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in Diabetes Care.
Diabetes Jan 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Participants in a "crowdsourcing" challenge in Philadelphia used a smart phone application to locate, photograph and map more than 1,400 automated external defibrillators in public places, according to research ...
Cardiology Nov 04, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Despite nearly three decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate the disease entirely by 2014.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Despite the increasing awareness of the problem of obesity in the United States, most Americans don't know whether they are gaining or losing weight, according to new research from the Institute for Health ...
Overweight and Obesity Aug 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Just as the globalization of trade and travel is rapidly evolving, so is the globalization of infectious diseases and the need for cooperative approaches to detect, prevent and control them, according to Dr. David Dausey, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Smoking, the leading preventable cause of mortality in the United States, continues to disproportionately impact lower income members of racial and ethnic minority groups.
Health Mar 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Canada's ranking in international child health indexes would dramatically improve if measurements were standardized, according to a new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, McGill ...
Health Feb 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The microblogging service Twitter is a new means for the public to communicate health concerns and could afford health care professionals new ways to communicate with patients. With the growing ubiquity of user-generated ...
Other Jul 18, 2011 | not rated yet | 0