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Strobing stage lights could up risk of epileptic seizures

(Reuters Health) – Flashing light effects that have become the norm for electronic dance music concerts could bring on epileptic seizures in young people who may not know they have a vulnerability, Dutch researchers say. Young people flock to electronic dance music festivals that are popular for their loud music and intense stroboscopic light beams… Read More »

Risk score uses EHR data to predict COPD patient outcomes

A new computer-based predictive tool is able to accurately forecast clinical outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease so that clinicians can optimize their care. For COPD patients, clinicians have traditionally made their own calculations rating the severity of the disease using scores that—according to researchers at Intermountain Healthcare—aren’t optimal at accurately predicting outcomes.… Read More »

New analysis predicts top U.S. counties at risk for measles outbreaks

A team of researchers has identified 25 U.S. counties that are most likely to experience measles outbreaks in 2019. Their analysis is based on international air travel volume, non-medical exemptions from childhood vaccinations, population data, and reported measles outbreak information. The predictions were published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. “There has been a resurgence… Read More »