HealthWatch: Clues to Illness Trends

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard researchers say Wikipedia searches are more effective and timely than CDC reports, according to a study published in the Journal “PLOS Computational Biology” today. Authors David J. McIver John S. Brownstein found “Wikipedia usage accurately estimated the week of peak ILI activity 17% more often than Google Flu Trends data and was … Continue reading »

Woman Trying to Contact Family

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last week, the only thing on the mind of Dorina Bates- Dereus is her family. “I’ve been checking my Facebook, I’ve been calling I stay up until 1a.m. to try to figure out. I’ve called the Philippines, all the numbers I have in my phone … Continue reading »