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.

Medical economics

Treating health care woes through data analysis

MIT Sloan professor of management and operations research Dimitris Bertsimas has an idea that data-based algorithms could help cure health care problems—both in patients and hospital administration. Learn more in the "Data ...

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