When it comes to diseases, most people are concerned about heart disease and cancer. Because of this concern, fundraisers are held and donations made to help researchers find cures. While some people do donate to heart disease research, in years past the majority of money was being raised for cancer research. It is admirable that people have a strong desire to raise awareness … [Read more...] about 4 Ways Big Data is Helping Cardiologists Successfully Treat Heart Diseases
Until March 2014, the largest Ebola outbreak to have taken place was in Uganda in 2000-2001. This outbreak caused 224 deaths and there were 425 reported human cases. Unfortunately, since March things have changed and we are now in the middle of the largest Ebola outbreak ever. The number of people hit with Ebola has reached almost 10.000 in West Africa and the death toll now … [Read more...] about Could Big Data Be The Cure For The Largest Ebola Outbreak Ever?
Social networks have become so common in our lives that we post everything on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. As such we also post how we feel and if we feel sick. Researchers at the University of Rochester have now been able to use Twitter to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick. In the following video they show how they use Twitter to model how … [Read more...] about How Big Data Analytics On Twitter Can Help Predict Disease Spread