The historical epidemiology of global disease challenges. In response to the spread of Ebola virus disease in west Africa, global public health agencies have scrambled to organise teams to staunch the spiral of infections and have urged researchers in medical anthropology, disaster management, ethics, and other social science fields to formulate ideas for intervention as quickly as possible.
The epidemic is by far the worst of the Ebola outbreaks on record that date back to 1976. Yet, it is only one of several deadly viral pathogens—such as yellow fever, dengue, and influenza—that have repeatedly scourged populations in west Africa. How do the past and present Ebola outbreaks compare with other viral epidemics? What efforts were made to contain previous outbreaks and how did these efforts fare? How did local populations respond to and interpret these interventions? We do not have robust answers to all these questions. The lack of integration of current health policy with the epidemiological past is not restricted to viral epidemics. Copyright. National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. NCSA announces 2020 recipient of Fiddler Innovation Fellowship 04.06.20 - Permalink NCSA is excited to announce the latest recipient of the Fiddler Innovation Fellowship, Ananya Cleetus.
Cleetus, a junior in computer science within the University of Illinois' Grainger College of Engineering and the founder of Anemone, was awarded the $10,000 fellowship at the 2020 Illinois Innovation Prize virtual ceremony which took place on April 2. The Fiddler Innovation Fellowship is part of a $2 million endowment from Jerry Fiddler and Melissa Alden to the University of Illinois in support of the Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media (eDream) Institute, which is based at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).
Each year, the NCSA eDream Institute awards exceptional, creative and interdisciplinary students and faculty who propose significant projects that address cultural or global challenges and incorporate art and technology.
Machine Learning Roundup. A Community for Naturalists · iNaturalist.org. 2055668317696236. An Overview of Smart Shoes in the Internet of Health Things: Gait and Mobility Assessment in Health Promotion and Disease Monitoring. 1.
Introduction Technology developments towards novel healthcare concepts pave the way for the rising area of digital health, which, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), includes categories such as mobile health (mHealth), health information technology, wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, and personalized medicine. Especially, new smart wearable technologies and the health information technology provided by the internet of things would enable a comprehensive view of an individual’s life. In this context, mobility is of the utmost importance, as it defines quality of life in healthy living and chronic diseases. The continuous, automatic monitoring of sensor-based information on walking ability and mobility is increasingly exploited to support objective assessment for preventative and proactive disease management and diagnostic workup, and to assist with therapeutic decision-making.
Figure 1. 'Avatar therapy' aims to help those who hear voices - CNN. She's not referring to where food is cooked.
The term "kitchen," she said, is how many black women describe the nape of the neck "where our hair is curly and wavy; some people might use the term 'kinky.'" "The hair might look very pretty on top, but underneath, it could be a frizzy mess -- and that's where the voices reside," she said. "They're not up front bothering me or taking my attention away. They just hang out in that frizzy place. " Myrick, now in her 50s, started hearing voices in her early 20s. "The stigma kept me from being fully forthcoming, so how could they give me an accurate diagnosis? " "I was embarrassed by it," she said. Face to face For Myrick, the voices in the grocery store were nondescript, neither male nor female. She remembers how her mother would reach back into the shelves, looking for groceries with later expiration dates.
"I thought the voice represented something that was familiar in the way that we do things, not that it was a person ...
Central Authentication Service @ Indiana University. Mobile learning as alternative to assistive technology devices for special needs students. How It Works: IBM Watson Health. Science. Obesity. Watson and Addiction. Art and Algorithms. Shark Spotting. Teenage suicide is extremely difficult to predict. That’s why some experts are turning to machines for help. Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are testing an app in schools that analyzes language to determine whether teens are at risk for suicide.
They call it Spreading Activation Mobile or “SAM.” (John Pestian) In any given week, Ben Crotte, a behavioral health therapist at Children’s Home of Cincinnati, speaks to dozens of students in need of an outlet. Their challenges run the adolescent gamut, from minor stress about an upcoming test to severe depression, social isolation and bullying. Amid the flood of conversations, meetings and paperwork, the challenge for Crotte — and mental health professionals everywhere — is separating hopeless expressions of pain and suffering from crucial warning signs that suggest a student is at risk for committing suicide.
It’s name: “Spreading Activation Mobile” or “SAM.”
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