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GIS Health News Weekly: Sterilization as Birth Control, Diabetes, Wikipedia Predicts Disease Outbreaks

Sterilization as Birth Control The Washington Post looked at worldwide use of sterilization for women and men after the recent deaths in India due to these procedures. Sterilization is the most widespread form of birth control in the world, but it is especially prevalent in India....

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Changing the Status Quo of Healthcare Using GIS

Several hundred users and potential users of GIS gathered to explore the role of the technology in healthcare and human services at the Esri Health GIS Conference. While change was in the air, challenges related to working together and finding and using quality data in analyses...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Walkability Can Decrease Dementia, Heart Disease Risk, Camden Helps Oakland

US Heart Disease Risk Map Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at medical data of nearly 300,000 people ages 30 to 74, to estimate people's risk of developing heart disease over the next 10 years. The risk was calculated by...Read more

Space agency Alliance joins the Struggle Against Ebola

The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters was activated on 9 October to tackle ebola. It was the first time the international collaboration of space agencies that provides free satellite imagery and data had been triggered in response to a disease outbreak....Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Satellites Help Track Ebola, Geospatial Medicine Tackles Autism, CDC RFI

UK Satellites Tapped to Fight Ebola For the first time UK satellites are now being used to help respond to the disease after they were activated by the International Charter for Space and Major Disaster. I appreciate this candor. Matt Goodman, head of...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks, UASs and Infectious Disease, ACA Mapping

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks In advance of World Polio Day on October 24, the Global Health program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has expanded its "Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks Map," adding new data showing how a hostile climate for...Read more

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