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Is Twitter a better predictor of the flu than Google and the CDC? Researcher says, yes

Is Twitter a better predictor of the flu than Google and the CDC? Researcher says, yes | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Influenza prediction using Twitter.

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Excellent application of technology. Very smart!

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Geotagging and tweets show interactions between healthy and sick people. So clever!

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HPV vaccine reduces cervical abnormalities that are precursors to cervical cancer (AIHW)

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Virus 'may trigger Type 1 diabetes

Virus 'may trigger Type 1 diabetes | The Health Story | Scoop.it

A specific virus family has been implicated in the development of Type 1 diabetes, raising the prospect of vaccinations against the disease.

Data from two studies show a clear link between the condition and group B coxsackieviruses, which are known to damage insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

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Mental Health and the Global Agenda

Mental Health and the Global Agenda | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Review Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Mental Health and the Global Agenda
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TIME Talks to Google CEO Larry Page About Its New Venture to Extend Human Life

TIME Talks to Google CEO Larry Page About Its New Venture to Extend Human Life | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Bold project, to be led by biotech pioneer Arthur Levinson, will tackle's some of health care's biggest problems
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Test of Alzheimer’s Drug Gets Large US Federal Grant

Test of Alzheimer’s Drug Gets Large US Federal Grant | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Approaching the disease with a strategy similar to that used for heart disease and other conditions: the treatment of people at risk.
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Study: Children's use of e-cigarettes increasing

Study: Children's use of e-cigarettes increasing | The Health Story | Scoop.it
ATLANTA (AP) — Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by
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10 things you should know about your brew

10 things you should know about your brew | The Health Story | Scoop.it
HERE are 10 lesser-known facts about one of the most common drugs in the world.
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Could new discovery lead to a cure for jetlag? Scientists find gene that prevents us from adjusting to new time zones

Could new discovery lead to a cure for jetlag? Scientists find gene that prevents us from adjusting to new time zones | The Health Story | Scoop.it
A pill to beat the misery of jet lag could soon be developed, after Oxford scientists found a specific gene which stops our body clock from re-setting.
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Identical twin astronauts become research subjects

Identical twin astronauts become research subjects | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Identical twin brothers, who are both astronauts are to both head out into space on different missions so the genetic impact of space flight can be studied.
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Din and dinner: Are our restaurants just too noisy?

Din and dinner: Are our restaurants just too noisy? | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Bare walls, concrete floors, thumping music - restaurants are getting noisier as they chase that elusive buzz. Now, experts warn, we're risking not only our hearing but even our sense of taste.
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UK Medicines watchdog recalls drugs made in India

UK Medicines watchdog recalls drugs made in India | The Health Story | Scoop.it
The UK's medicines watchdog is recalling 16 prescription medicines made at an Indian factory which failed a routine inspection.
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New Drug May Be Best Treatment for Leukemia Yet

New Drug May Be Best Treatment for Leukemia Yet | The Health Story | Scoop.it
It's called ibrutinib, and it's a potential breakthrough in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that could leave patients with fewer side effects than chemotherapy.
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Scientists Use New Engineered Virus to Restore Sight

Scientists Use New Engineered Virus to Restore Sight | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Researchers have engineered a new adeno-associated virus that could greatly expand gene therapy to help restore sight to patients with blinding diseases.
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Strokes affecting more younger people, global study finds

Strokes affecting more younger people, global study finds | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Strokes are increasingly hitting younger people and the incidence of the crippling condition worldwide could double by 2030, warns the first global analysis of the problem.
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Guide To The Best Social Media Tools For Healthcare Goals

Guide To The Best Social Media Tools For Healthcare Goals | The Health Story | Scoop.it
The temptation with social media can be to jump on the bandwagon and establish a presence on every platform - but some platforms match your goals better than others. Here is a useful infographic on...

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Spreading Global Health, One Flash Mob at a Time

Spreading Global Health, One Flash Mob at a Time | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Global Health Corps, a non-profit that pairs young professionals in the US with fellows abroad, is trying new methods to improve global health.
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Studies confirm colon cancer screening reduces deaths

Studies confirm colon cancer screening reduces deaths | The Health Story | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There's new evidence that regular screening for colon cancer has long-term benefits.Testing for blood in the stool reduced the risk of death from colorectal cancer by as much...
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Will And Kate Fight Stigma Against Down Syndrome In Beautiful Way

Will And Kate Fight Stigma Against Down Syndrome In Beautiful Way | The Health Story | Scoop.it
He’s only a little over a month old, but Prince George may have already learned his greatest lesson from his benevolent parents.
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Why hasn’t the mental health of Australians improved?

Despite two decades of investment in improving mental health services, the mental health of Australians has not improved.
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Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO

Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO | The Health Story | Scoop.it
GENEVA (Reuters) - Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries is growing and could worsen without better detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease...
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Lost My Keys Again — Alzheimer’s or Normal Aging?

Lost My Keys Again — Alzheimer’s or Normal Aging? | The Health Story | Scoop.it
You forget someone’s name. You lose your keys. You struggle to think of a common word. It’s upsetting but we all forget things more often as we get older.
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Chocolate may boost brain power for some - but darker isn't better

Chocolate may boost brain power for some - but darker isn't better | The Health Story | Scoop.it

Can eating chocolate every day help keep your brain healthy? According to a new study published in Neurology, this advice might help a small, select group of older Americans.

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Practice makes the brain's motor cortex more efficient, research says

Practice makes the brain's motor cortex more efficient, research says | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Not only does practice make perfect, it also makes for more efficient generation of neuronal activity in the primary motor cortex, the area of the brain that plans and executes movement, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh...
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Glucose screen could aid cancer diagnosis

Glucose screen could aid cancer diagnosis | The Health Story | Scoop.it
A new imaging technique that uses non-radioactive glucose to identify tumours may offer a simpler and cheaper way to detect and monitor cancer in the future, say UK researchers.
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Facebook organ donor status option upped number of donors

Facebook organ donor status option upped number of donors | The Health Story | Scoop.it
Organ donor registrations went up 21 times the average rate on the day Facebook launched the organ donor status option
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