ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research announced that it has launched its HEOR News Desk, a new offering that selects and aggregates global news related to health economics and outcomes research (HEOR).
Facebook’s news feed block in Australia stokes fear, resistance
Facebook has issued a controversial decision to block news feeds in Australia in response to a planned law that would require the tech giant to pay news outlets who post to and drive traffic to their platform. The move came…
The truth, or fake news? How to do the research yourself with deception expert Tim Levine
The world has many different information streams now. Levine shares his strategy for deciphering facts from fiction, no matter the topic.
Q&A: UW researchers clicked ads on 200 news sites to track misinformation
A study by UW researchers found that both mainstream and misinformation news sites displayed similar levels of problematic ads. UW News had a conversation with the team about this research, where ads on news sites come from, and how things might change leading up to the election.
New Algorithms Could Reduce Polarization Driven By Information Overload
As the volume of available information expands, the fraction a person is able to absorb shrinks. To break this cycle, computer scientists say we need new algorithms that prioritize a broader view over fulfilling consumer biases.
Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati Name New Chair of Pediatrics, Chief Medical Officer, Research Foundation Director
Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH, will be the new chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, the new chief medical officer at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and director of the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation.
How social media makes it difficult to identify real news
There’s a price to pay when you get your news and political information from the same place you find funny memes and cat pictures, new research suggests.
Scientists May Have a Way to Let Preemies Breathe Easier
The continuing epidemic of pre-term birth includes this stark reality: tiny, fragile babies are born with underdeveloped lungs and prone to lifelong respiratory infections and related chronic illnesses. Cincinnati Children’s researchers report in Immunology the discovery of a complex biological process could in the development of cost effective treatments to help babies develop lifelong pulmonary resistance to respiratory infections.
Stem Cell Therapy Helps Broken Hearts Heal in Unexpected Way
A study in Nature shows stem cell therapy helps hearts recover from a heart attack, although not for the biological reasons originally proposed two decades ago that today are the basis of ongoing clinical trials. The study reports that injecting living or even dead heart stem cells into the injured hearts of mice triggers an acute inflammatory process, which in turn generates a wound healing-like response to enhance the mechanical properties of the injured area.