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9/30/2016
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1. Physicians in China using more digital communications
A new study from Kantar Health designed to assess how physicians in China acquire medical information reveals that digital communication channels continue to gain strength for medical information access. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
2. Researchers working on mining tweets for heart disease insights
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have completed a pilot analysis of archived tweets on cardiovascular disease, the university reports. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
3. Texts, money incentivize people to get rid of extra opioids
More than half of opioids prescribed to patients following surgical tooth extraction were left unused by patients, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
4. Technology could ID hundreds of bacterial pathogens
Rice University scientists have invented a technology that could potentially identify hundreds of bacterial pathogens simply, quickly, and at low cost using a single set of random DNA probes. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
5. One-third of people monitor their health and fitness
One in three people currently track their health or fitness via an online or mobile application, or via a fitness band, clip, or smartwatch, finds a recent international GfK survey conducted online in 16 countries. ePharm Brief
 
 
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