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Article ID: 711908

Tech fixes can’t protect us from disinformation campaigns

Ohio State University

More than technological fixes are needed to stop countries from spreading disinformation on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, according to two experts. Policymakers and diplomats need to focus more on the psychology behind why citizens are so vulnerable to disinformation campaigns.

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Article ID: 711886

Prior Authorization Obstacles Unnecessarily Delay Patient Access to Cancer Treatments, Physician Survey Finds

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Restrictive prior authorization practices cause unnecessary delays and interference in care decisions for cancer patients, according to a new survey of nearly 700 radiation oncologists — physicians who treat cancer patients using radiation— released today by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Experts will discuss the findings at an online press briefing at 9:30 am ET on Thursday, April 25.

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Article ID: 711888

Is Kelp the New Kale for Long Island?

Stony Brook University

In recent years, seaweeds have been notorious for washing up and fouling beaches on Long Island. Now, a collaborative team of scientists and marine farmers have demonstrated that the seaweed, sugar kelp, can be cultivated in the shallow estuaries of Long Island, a breakthrough that may unlock a wealth of economic and environmental opportunities for coastal communities.

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Article ID: 711606

From Eagle Scout to Operating Room and Back Again

Cedars-Sinai

It was in the Boy Scouts, decades before he came to Cedars-Sinai, that Dr. Nicholas Nissen, surgical director of Liver Transplantation, learned about going above and beyond the call of duty. On Thursday, April 25, he will receive one of the highest honors bestowed by Scouts USA: The rank of Distinguished Eagle Scout.

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Windermere Preparatory School Seventh Grade Student Wins Back to Back State Titles in Florida State Geography Bee. He is now headed to Washington DC to compete for a National Title

Nord Anglia Education

Windermere Preparatory School (www.windermereprep.com) is proud to announce that Seventh Grader Kaylan Patel has won the 2019 Florida State Geography Bee for the second year in a row! Congratulations to our Laker

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Article ID: 711504

Few At-Risk Adults Getting the Diabetes Prevention Help They Need

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using data from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, Johns Hopkins researchers report that few American adults eligible for diabetes prevention programs are being referred to, or participating in, these programs.

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Article ID: 711840

Bayesian Networks: A Powerful and Flexible Tool for Analyzing Health Economics and Outcomes Research Data

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR—the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of a new report introducing Bayesian networks, a knowledge representation and machine-learning tool for risk estimation in medical science.

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