Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Oncology & Cancer

Patient-reported symptoms offer insight for clinical trials

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators found that allowing patients to write, in their own words, about treatment-related symptoms they experienced while participating ...

Genetics

Researchers create powerful new method to analyze genetic data

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have developed a powerful visual analytical approach to explore genetic data, enabling scientists to identify novel patterns of information that could be crucial ...

Health

Global birth season study links environment with disease risk

Studies have shown that babies born in winter tend to have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes at some point, while fall babies have a greater lifetime risk of depression. What might explain these curious connections? ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Notes from doctors and nurses could improve dementia diagnosis

The memory and reasoning problems associated with Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia go woefully under-recognized when people visit the hospital. Searching for clues in electronic health records could steer many ...

Health

Can Twitter make you fitter?

On a recent Saturday, Pat Wagner knew she should have been getting ready for boxing class. The 60-year-old Carrollton resident spent the last five years cutting her weight in half, dropping 150 pounds and adopting an entirely ...

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