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Science Speak – May 2024

Housing: an overlooked social determinant of health The editorial, in the Lancet, highlights the longstanding link between housing and health, citing The Lancet’s 1922 letter on this issue. Despite housing being a human right, over 1 billion people lived in...

Science Speaks – April 2024

Using Machine Learning to Predict Pre-eclampsia Risk Article published in The Lancet Digital Health in April 2024 How does machine learning-enabled maternal risk assessment help women with pre-eclampsia? This article discusses a new model called PIERS-ML. The model...

January InOrder Science Speak

Smartphone Tracking for COVID-19 Stumbled, But Future Holds Promise An article published in PNAS Journal suggests that despite initial hopes, smartphone tracking during COVID-19 largely failed to contain the pandemic due to high “failure rates” in-app...

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ADHERENCE TO A MEDITERRANEAN LIFESTYLE ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER RISK OF ALL-CAUSE AND CANCER MORTALITY Research Study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings on August 16, 2023. Adhering to a Mediterranean lifestyle, including a diet rich in fruits and vegetables,...

Science Speak – August 2023

A broader vision for women’s health Editorial published in The Lancet The 2023 Women Deliver Conference highlighted urgent global gender equality needs, citing setbacks in women’s rights, geopolitical tensions, and post-COVID challenges. Outdated focus on...

Science Speaks – July

HEALTH DATA HUBS: AN ANALYSIS OF EXISTING DATA GOVERNANCE FEATURES FOR RESEARCH Research paper, published 10th July 2023 in BioMedical Central This paper, published in BioMedical Central, discusses a survey conducted to understand the data governance practices of...