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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Rate of Office Visits, Cumulative Costs Prior to Colonoscopies for Colon Cancer Screening

Feb. 2, 2016 — Researchers analyzed billing data to determine the proportion of colonoscopies for colon cancer screening and polyp surveillance that were preceded by office visits and the associated payments for ... read more

In the French Suburbs, Big Brother Is Watching You

Oct. 26, 2015 — Video surveillance, police presence and walls that stop people from socializing in the streets. In France this is reality for the residents of suburbs that are upgraded. New research shows that the ... read more

Using Patients' Trail of Digital Crumbs for Public Health Surveillance

Oct. 21, 2015 — Data is ubiquitous. In the area of heath, so-called Novel Data Streams (NDS) are very appealing to public health surveillance officials due to their ease of collection. A new paper evaluates the ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — The first study to test the skills of FBI agents and other law enforcers who have been trained in facial recognition has found they perform better than the average person or even computers on this ... read more

Social Security, Social Safety

Aug. 20, 2015 — Security and safety could be improved if researchers from very disparate disciplines - humanities, computer science and politics - were to work together, according to new research. Moreover, such ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — A lightweight virtualization architecture that can be used to build cybersecurity into systems used in the so-called Internet of Things is currently being developed by a research ... read more

Analysis of Post Deployment Health Assessment Forms Indicates Risks of Alcohol Abuse Among Service Members Returning from Deployment

July 31, 2015 — An analysis of responses to questionnaires administered to U.S. active component service members who had returned from deployment during a 7-year surveillance period found that 3.4 percent and 4.8 ... read more

Twitter Shared News of First Ebola Case 3 Days Before Officials

June 1, 2015 — Tweets regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa last summer reached more than 60 million people in the three days prior to official outbreak announcements, according to a ... read more

Time to Move Beyond 'Medieval' Cyber Security Approach, Expert Says

May 21, 2015 — The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security ... read more

Nudge, Don't Judge, Shoplifters

May 19, 2015 — Specially designed shopping centers geared at encouraging shoplifters to think twice before they commit a crime are the way forward, according to ... read more

Concerns Over UK Government Plan to Increase Participation in School Rugby

Apr. 21, 2015 — The UK government plan to fund and to increase participation in rugby in schools has not been informed by injury data, warn ... read more

Falsified Medicines Taint Global Supply

Apr. 20, 2015 — The threat of falsified medications, also referred to as counterfeit, fraudulent, and substandard, can be quite real, yet the full scope and prevalence of the problem is poorly understood, say ... read more

Simple Tasks Help Protect Your Credit

Mar. 23, 2015 — With mega data breaches coming from entities such as retail stores, insurance providers and restaurant chains, someone could more easily gain access to personal financial information that consumers ... read more

Geographic Information Helps Provide Public Health Intelligence at Mass Gatherings

Jan. 5, 2015 — The potential for an existing infection to spread at mass events should not be underestimated, researchers say. Infectious diseases are one of the many health issues that worry the organizers of mass ... read more

Nov. 12, 2014 — Electrical engineers have developed a way to automatically track people across moving and still cameras by using an algorithm that trains the networked cameras to learn one another’s ... read more

Service Members Diagnosed With Chronic Insomnia May Face Increased Risk of Type II Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

Nov. 4, 2014 — Service members diagnosed with chronic insomnia had a two times higher risk of developing hypertension and type II diabetes than military personnel who had not been diagnosed with the condition, ... read more

Survey Shows What Americans Fear Most

Oct. 21, 2014 — The Chapman Survey on American Fears included 1,500 participants from across the nation and all walks of life. The research team leading this effort pared the information down into four basic ... read more

Sep. 24, 2014 — From recreational boats and fishing vessels to commercial cruise ships and private marinas, a newly published study shows that oil discharges related to human maritime activity on the Canadian coast ... read more

Habitual Facebook Users: Suckers for Social Media Scams?

Sep. 15, 2014 — A new study finds that habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, likely because they automatically respond to requests without considering ... read more

Aug. 20, 2014 — Researchers have discovered security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. In laboratory tests, the team was able to conceal ... read more

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