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Viral Superspreader? How One Man Triggered A Deadly MERS Outbreak

An outbreak of a deadly virus in South Korea has set off alarms across the region.<p>In the past week, South Korea's confirmed cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome have more than tripled to 41, with at least three deaths. About 1,600 people are quarantined and more than 1,000 schools are …

Using Health Care Data to Track and Improve Public Health

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Using Electronic Clinical Quality Measure Reporting for Public Health Surveillance

, MPH1, , MPH2, , MD3, , MD2 (Author affiliations at end of text)<p>By June 2013, three fourths of office-based practicing physicians in the United …

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Syndromic surveillance: the effects of syndrome grouping on model accuracy and outbreak detection.

Date Published:<p>2004 Sep<p>Abstract:<p>STUDY OBJECTIVE: Data used by syndromic surveillance systems must be grouped into syndromes or prodromes. Previous …

When Governments Act Like Startups

Tucked away in the basement of the Governor's office at the Indiana Statehouse, a place where horses stabled 100 years ago, a team of big data wizards are saving lives.<p>In March of 2014, the State of Indiana unveiled something new for state government: a Management and Performance Hub (MPH). …

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Validation of syndromic surveillance for respiratory infections

Date Published:<p>Mar<p>Abstract:<p>STUDY OBJECTIVE: A key public health question is whether syndromic surveillance data provide early warning of infectious …

Estimating influenza attack rates in the United States using a participatory cohort

Abstract<p>We considered how participatory syndromic surveillance data can be used to estimate influenza attack rates during the 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 …

72% of Stage 2 Meaningful Use Hospitals Report on Public Health

March 13, 2015 - Nearly three quarters of hospitals that have attested to Stage 2 meaningful use reported on all applicable public health measures in …

FCC raises minimum broadband speed to 25 Mbps

You may have thought you had a nice, zippy Internet connection at home, but if it’s less than 25 Mbps, you can’t describe it as “broadband” anymore.<p>On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to<b>change the definition of broadband Internet</b>. Now, a connection must have a 25 Mbps download …

Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy As Surgeon General Over NRA Opposition

WASHINGTON -- In a rare show of defiance of the National Rifle Association, the Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as surgeon general of the United States. Murthy's nomination had been stalled for nearly a year due to comments he made in support of stricter gun laws.<p>Murthy is a …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

Medical Journal To Governors: You're Wrong About Ebola Quarantine

The usually staid <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> is blasting the decision of some states to quarantine returning Ebola healthcare workers.<p>In an editorial the NEJM describes the quarantines as unfair, unwise and "more destructive than beneficial." In their words, "We think the governors have it …

RT @DrFriedenCDC: CDC continues contact tracing of index patient contacts, new diagnosed HCW contact & HCWs who cared for index patient htt…

Why the Most Famous Astrologer in the Universe Says You Shouldn't Buy an iPhone Right Now

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

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Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Summary of Findings<p>A major insight into human behavior from pre-internet era studies of communication is the tendency of people not to speak up about …

10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

How Droughts Are Drying Up Your Breakfast

Plus, other environmental issues wreaking havoc on the best meal of the day.<p>Some parts of your complete breakfast are about to get pricier. Or, at the very least, they’re about to get pricier than they already are. With droughts raging in agricultural powerhouses like California and Brazil, the …

Atlantic Ocean Responsible For Recent Slowdown In Surface Warming, Study Suggests

<i>This story originally appeared on LiveScience.</i><p>Where, oh where, is the planet's missing heat?<p>In 1999, the feverish rise in Earth's surface temperatures suddenly slowed, even as greenhouse gas emissions escalated. This unexpected slowdown has been called a global warming hiatus or global warming …

'Shadow zones' confound accurate reporting on Ebola virus

The true number of Ebola virus cases in West Africa has been underestimated partly because of the existence of "shadow zones" and the hiding of sick individuals by family members, according to the World Health Organization.<p>In a statement issued by the United Nations health agency on Friday, …

The Internet Is Getting Too Big, And It's Becoming A Problem For Some Service Providers

Recent reports suggest the system that routers use to share the map of the internet with one another has grown too large for some older routers to handle — which could result in poor connectivity.<p>The problem is, older routers can only process a certain number of routes contained in this internet …

Google, Microsoft agree: Cloud is now safe enough to use

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nevermind Microsoft's awkward "Scroogled" anti-Google campaign. When it comes to cloud security, the two giants are practically best buds.<p>At the annual RSA Conference held at the Moscone Center here on Wednesday, Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer Bret Arsenault and …

Infographic: The Most Popular Words In Music Of The Past 50 Years

We’re still pretty much singing the same old love songs.<p>The music industry loves love. The latest project from Nickolay Lamm–a Pittsburgh-based digital artist whose previous work has included visualizing Wi-Fi, the body of the average American and the future face of humanity–tracked the popularity …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

CDC Grand Rounds: Evidence-Based Injury Prevention

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These are the places in the US where people still don’t have smartphones

Smartphones: In the US, they’re everywhere, right? Not quite, suggests a new interactive map assembled by mapping company Esri, based on data from consumer research firm GfK MRI.<p>People who live in cities are way more likely to have smartphones. Darker counties represent higher smartphone ownership. …

Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans

It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula.<p>This year, Incapsula says 61.5% of traffic on the web is non-human.<p>Now, you might think this portends the arrival of “The Internet of Things”—that ever-promised network that will …

Security and Compliance Best Practices for SaaS Companies

If you are a SaaS provider with your sights set on the enterprise market, you better be ready for a long list of requirements around security and …

15 Underrated Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use

Whether you have a tech question or a fashion concern, there's probably an existing app that can help you out.<p>But frankly, with all the apps out …