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Big data conference builds foundations for precision health

Speakers at Stanford’s annual big data conference said the success of precision health depends on data that reflects the global diversity of ...

COHESION: an international project to fight diseases affecting the world’s most vulnerable populations

The University of Geneva (UNIGE) and Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) join forces with close to twenty researchers from partner ins­titutions in Mo¬zambique, ...

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly update

GENEVA - Delegates at the World Health Assembly have agreed resolutions and decisions on air pollution, chemicals, the health workforce, childhood obesity, violence, noncommunicable diseases, and the election of the next Director-General. ... Full story

Study: Unmet Surgical Needs High for World’s 60 Million Refugees

‘Nobody talks about this,’ researcher says ... Full story

FDA issues final food defense regulation

Regulation marks the seventh and final major rule under FDA Food Safety Modernization Act ... Full story

Why getting medical information from Wikipedia isn’t always a bad idea

Wikipedia’s detractors will tell you that the site is inaccurate, incomplete and unreliable. Many universities won’t allow students to use Wikipedia as a reference in essays or assignments. So it may come as a surprise to learn that it’s the most commonly used source for obtaining medical information online – even among medical students and doctors. ... Full story

Expert comment: Is hospital mortality higher at weekends? If so, why?

Policies that only address weekend quality of care represent a major oversimplification of the problem, according to two new studies published in The Lancet. ... Full story

Sharp rise in UK teen poisonings over past 20 years, particularly among girls

The number of teenage poisonings over the past 20 years in the UK has risen sharply, particularly among girls, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Nottingham. ... Full story

If the drug fits: For the first time experts meet to address barriers to personalised drug dosing

- Brings the latest research in ‘precision dosing’ together - Dr Adam Darwich also appointed Certara Lecturer in Precision Dosing ... Full story

Incentives paid to UK doctors to improve health care have little impact

ANN ARBOR—The world's largest primary pay-for-performance program designed to improve patient health care and outcomes has failed to save additional lives, says a University of Michigan researcher. ... Full story

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