Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

To predict flu's spread, modelers turn to weather forecasts

Are influenza outbreaks and weather patterns connected? Researchers have long known that flu season occurs in the colder months, and that infection rates drop dramatically as the weather warms. But why? And could weather ...

Health informatics

Health sector needs guidelines for big data usage

Many predict the health sector will be revolutionized by big data analytics, but the level of understanding and commitment to using big data varies across the sector in New Zealand.

Oncology & Cancer

Big data analysis predicts risk of radiotherapy side effects

Analysing big data to predict men's risk of side effects could help personalise radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's (NCRI) Cancer Conference ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Big Data strategies to address Ebola

IBM announced its researchers have used big data analytics to assess the impact of infected animal carriers, or an animal reservoir, in the spread of the Ebola virus in a way not been previously done for earlier disease models. ...

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