Wikipedia Could Replace Google Flu Trends

After the fall of Google Flu Trends, researchers suggest Wikipedia could take it’s place Nature recently reported on research from the Massachusites Institute of Technolohgy (MIT) that Google’s tool for predicting the number of flu cases, Google Flu Trends, was consistently over estimating the number of cases. This was put down to changes to the google search algorithym, and the …

Canada Launches Official Vaccination iPhone App

Yesterday the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health at the Canadian Public Health Association, launched a new vaccination app for Apple iPhone and google android users: ImmunizeCA. The app, produced in partnership with Immunize Canada and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, is designed to give Canadians a tool through which they can track the vaccinations of themselves and their families. …