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    The Surprising Ways Social Media Is Making Us Healthier

    Original @ Singularity Hub When you go to the doctor or the hospital and get your vitals checked, it’s safe to assume they’re recorded and processed as data. The same goes for your weight, imaging procedures like X-rays or MRIs, and any other routine or non-routine tests you undergo—it’s all part of the bigger picture of your health, and […] [...]

    David Bowie and the art of slow innovation: A new strategy for global precision medicine

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories With what strategies should developing countries invest in for emerging biotechnologies and precision medicine? This timely question on biotechnology global development was discussed in an innovation analysis published in OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology. The analysis, co-authored by Vural Özdemir, MD, PhD, DABCP (Toronto, Canada) and George P. Patrinos (Patras, Greece), notes that an “astutely global, and yet customized strategy for applications of omics and biotechnology innovations across countries and populations is sorely missing. Such globalization of science cannot be ‘one-size-fits-all-countries’, however, in much the same way drug treatments need to be customized through precision medicine.” [...]

    Design Thinking Is Your Secret Weapon for Building a Greater Good

    Original @ Singularity Hub Jeanne Liedtka is a strategy professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, where she works with MBA students and executives on design-led approaches to innovation and growth. The author of five books and a very popular online class on design thinking, Liedtka is passionate about helping leaders learn the skills, tools, […] [...]

    Developing a new vaccination strategy against AIDS

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories According to the WHO, there are currently more than 36 million people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and a further 2.4 million become infected every year. Despite treatment success against the virus, it is important to find a vacc… [...]

    Text message reminders increase rates of influenza vaccination

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Text message reminders are a low-cost effective strategy for increasing rates of influenza vaccination. [...]

    Controlling cancer in the Pacific

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Cancer is a significant and growing problem in the Pacific, with limited resources and finance, and a strategy which means cancer is often overshadowed by other diseases. Now researchers are calling for the challenges faced by the island nations to be … [...]

    Marines’ Mission in Helmand Could be Blueprint for Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy

    Original @ Small Wars Journal

    By: The Los Angeles Times

    “While the Marines’ deployment to Helmand took shape in the last months of the Obama administration, their mission encompasses one of the main goals of Trump’s troop surge.”

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    Militant Convoy That Left Raqqa Contradicts America’s New Counter-IS Strategy

    Original @ Small Wars Journal By: Voice of America When the administration rolled out a new campaign to “annihilate” ISIS, Secretary of Defense Mattis praised changes that would provide “no escape” for the terrorists. [...]

    A new strategy for prevention of liver cancer development

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Primary liver cancer is now the second leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, and its incidences and mortality are increasing rapidly in the United Stated. In late stages of the malignancy, there are no effective treatments or drugs. However,… [...]

    Artificially cooling planet ‘risky strategy,’ new research shows

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. [...]