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Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search

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Document recommendation systems for locating relevant literature have mostly relied on methods developed a decade ago. This is largely due to the lack of a large offline gold-standard benchmark of relevant documents that cover a variety of research fields such that newly developed literature search techniques can be compared, improved and translated into practice. To overcome this bottleneck, we have established the RElevant LIterature SearcH consortium consisting of more than 1500 scientists from 84 countries, who have collectively annotated the relevance of over 180 000 PubMed-listed articles with regard to their respective seed (input) article/s. The majority of annotations were contributed by highly experienced, original authors of the seed articles. The collected data cover 76% of all unique PubMed Medical Subject Headings descriptors. No systematic biases were observed across different experience levels, research fields or time spent on annotations.


Can Artificial Intelligence Help with Preventing Teen Depression? - blueFire

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Treatment plans for troubled teens are highly specialized. Designed to restore young people struggling with issues such as: anger, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), substance abuse, depression, grief and loss, adoption, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, self-harm, or rebellion, just to name a few. Located in Idaho, near the Sawtooth Mountains, we serve families from all over the U.S. Most of our parents and clients can come from California, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Georgia, Florida, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and Tennessee just to list a few. Several families also come to us from overseas.


Back To Work: H&M Will Bring Back 2,500 Corporate Workers As It Reopens Stores

International Business Times

Apparel and accessory retailer H&M (HM-B.ST) is reportedly set to bring back the 2,500 workers it furloughed from its Stockholm headquarters. "As it currently stands, we will not seek to extend the furlough period for our staff at the headquarters in Sweden to the July-October period," an H&M spokeswoman told Reuters. H&M, which has begun to reopen some stores after temporarily closing them all amid the coronavirus pandemic, will allow its staff to return to work by July, the news outlet reported. H&M has about 5000 stores located around the globe and is the second-largest fashion retailer in the world. The company said it has reopened select U.S. stores in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.


Coronavirus Recovery: These US Cities Will Recover Quickest From COVID-19, Study Reveals

International Business Times

The high contagiousness of COVID-19 means among the first places in the United States that might see the quickest post-pandemic economic recoveries from the ongoing recession will be less densely populated cities with highly-educated workforces. This assessment of the new economic realities that will fully manifest in 2021 was made in a report by Moody's Analytics, which examined the top 100 metro areas in the U.S. The report found out that educational attainment and a city's population density will be the two key factors determining how fast a city can recover from the immense economic ravages wrought by the pandemic. The two factors combine perfectly in Durham, North Carolina (population: 275.000), "Some of the places that we're really looking at now would be places that have high degrees of educational attainment but are lower density ... [that] have grown very, very well over the last five or six years in particular, are pretty well positioned coming out of this whenever we do," wrote Adam Kamins, senior regional economist at Moody's Analytics, in the report, Yahoo noted. "You could see possibly where we get in a situation four or five years down the road where the pool of available first year workers that have recently graduated colleges is less than usual." Apart from Durham, these fortunate few by Moody's Analytics standards include Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Des Moines, Iowa; Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Omaha, Nebraska; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Jose, California; Seattle, Washington; and Washington D.C. Kamins said the most dynamic recoveries might well bypass traditional big city powerhouses and instead take place in areas that weren't poised to lead the way before the coronavirus changed everything.


HIV rates soar among men who have sex with men in Southern states, D.C.

PBS NewsHour

Rates of HIV infection among men who have sex with men are highest in six Southern states and the District of Columbia, according to a new analysis, conducted by researchers at Emory University. In these states -- South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Georgia -- more than 15 percent of men who have sex with men were HIV-positive in 2012. And in Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina, the rates of diagnosed HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men were nearly twice that of the national rate, the researchers reported Tuesday. When the authors looked at the data on a city level, 21 of the top 25 cities were in the South. In five cities -- Jackson, Miss., Columbia, S.C., El Paso, Texas, Augusta, Ga., and Baton Rouge, La. -- at least a quarter of all men who have sex with men were living with HIV in 2012.