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New bird flu strain H7N9 called 'one of the most lethal' as it spreads outside China

5 online tools to track the flu

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Forty seven states reported widespread Influenza activity last week, up from 41 the week before, according to the CDC. The good news is that several websites offer useful--or at least interesting--information regarding the season's outbreak. Google.org Flu Trends is a good place to start. First, it shows the regions...
5 online tools to track the flu
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Avoid Oklahoma! Social-media map warns of flu hotspots

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Track the germy spread of influenza with a social-media map of tweets and videos complaining of symptoms and outbreaks. [Read more]...
Avoid Oklahoma! Social-media map warns of flu hotspots

Scanadu's Scout Health Sensor to Sell for $150 Next Year, Digital Pee and Spit Sensors Optional

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Earlier this year, Scanadu shared its plans for a digital health sensor that connects to an iPhone via Bluetooth. The device is still around a year away, but the start-up is announcing a few more details, including its name — Scout — and its $150 price tag. Scout is designed...
Scanadu's Scout Health Sensor to Sell for $150 Next Year, Digital Pee and Spit Sensors Optional

Controversial H5N1 bird flu papers published, fuels fears of airborne mutations

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Shutterstock After months of anticipation, the second of two controversial experiments to increase the virulence of H5N1 avian influenza has been published. Many scientific questions are raised by the findings, and the same safety concerns remain that provoked massive public outcry and a temporary halt to the research. But...
Controversial H5N1 bird flu papers published, fuels fears of airborne mutations
Visterra completes $26M round to prevent and treat infectious disease

New flu detection test can be carried in a first aid kit

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A novel device out of Brown University could lead to the widespread, real-time tracking of influenza. [Read more]...
New flu detection test can be carried in a first aid kit

Boot up: CES's exhaustion, Nokia's Android?, another BBC iApp, and more

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Plus HAL 9000 for your home, Adobe's not-quite-free CS2 offer, and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhy we're not at the biggest tech show in the world >> BuzzfeedMatt Buchanan: This is the first time in six years I...
Boot up: CES's exhaustion, Nokia's Android?, another BBC iApp, and more

Surgical Mask vs N95 Respirator for Preventing Influenza Among Health Care Workers: A Randomized Trial -- Loeb et al. 302 (17): 1865 -- JAMA

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Surgical Mask vs N95 Respirator for Preventing Influenza Among Health Care Workers: A Randomized Trial -- Loeb et al. 302 (17): 1865 -- JAMA

Panic Flu Searches May Have Tricked Google Flu Trends Into Thinking Things Were Worse

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Google Flu Trends has been a critical tool for many trying to gauge the severity of influenza since it’s launch in 2008. Each year, Google Flu Trends attempts to show flu prevalence based off of flu-related Google search queries. Flu Trends has been quite accurate throughout its history... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Panic Flu Searches May Have Tricked Google Flu Trends Into Thinking Things Were Worse
An influenza primer, updated for 2012/13

Disruptions: Data Without Context Is Worth Nothing at All

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According to Google Flu Trends, at the flu season's peak in mid-January, nearly 11 percent of the United States population had influenza -- double the official federal estimates....
Disruptions: Data Without Context Is Worth Nothing at All

New coronavirus, related to SARS, slowly spreading and killing

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Avian influenza viruses may have gotten most of the attention this spring, but there's another unnervingly lethal virus slowly spreading from its point of origin in the Middle East. This one is a previously undescribed coronavirus—the family that gave us SARS—and it has picked up the name "Middle East...
New coronavirus, related to SARS, slowly spreading and killing
Scientists restart bird flu research after self-imposed halt

The Cost Of The Common Cold & Influenza | Wikipedia

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The Cost Of The Common Cold & Influenza | Wikipedia
This year's flu season wasn't as bad as Google said
Chinese researchers branded 'appallingly irresponsible' over creation of new lethal flu strains

Sorry, Mr. Obama: You Can't Use Twitter to Predict Election Results

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Twitter may provide useful clues for detecting a spike in influenza, but its users are too different from the population at large for counting votes before they're cast....
Sorry, Mr. Obama: You Can't Use Twitter to Predict Election Results

Fast flu: real-time influenza data

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Sometimes, it can be hard for health agencies to see national patterns in flu viruses, let alone international ones. Google Flu Trends is an attempt to make that data available in real-time using flu-related search queries. Mona Chalabi    ...
Fast flu: real-time influenza data
CDC tells US doctors to watch for H7N9 bird flu from China

Is The EU's New Directive On Clinical Trials Moving In The Wrong Direction?

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It's a cliché that we live in a world increasingly awash with digital data. Even though it all comes down to 1s and 0s, not all data is equally important or valuable. Data about clinical trials, for example, is literally a matter of life and death, since it is used...
Is The EU's New Directive On Clinical Trials Moving In The Wrong Direction?
Head of Google.org Shona Brown leaving to advise nonprofits and startups

New strain of bird flu hops to humans in China

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A Chinese worker tends to chickens, a potential source of the new virus. US Embassy Even as global health experts were nervously eyeing a new coronavirus that has caused more than 10 deaths, word has arrived that China may be facing a new threat from an influenza virus typically...
New strain of bird flu hops to humans in China

Virus turns bacteria's defenses against them

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The “evolutionary arms race” that is immunity extends even to bacteria and the viruses that infect them. It is hardly news that viruses change to evade our immune systems; we know this all too well from HIV and influenza. It turns out that bacteriophages—viruses that infect bacteria—can do the...
Virus turns bacteria's defenses against them
New android does dangerous, daunting dirty work in labs [video]

DailyDirt: The Flu Season Is Here...

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This year's flu season seems to be unusually miserable and widespread. One of the flu strains getting passed around this year hasn't been seen for a few years, so people's immune system resistance to it may be weak. If you haven't caught the bug yet, here are just a few...
DailyDirt: The Flu Season Is Here...
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