Everyone on this planet has a desire for a long, disease free, healthy life – one of the few human activities that provokes little argument. And yet, the average person does very little, if anything to improve the struggle against disease. Most individuals think of disease as natural and accept it as inevitable.
Are you aware that a select few people grow old and eventually die without long periods of illness?
By making available millions of people’s data to scientists and computer programs, you can be a part of the team that improves research astronomically.Don’t you think we should question whether we can all grow old and eventually die of natural causes free of disease and illnesses? Ironically, we have the medical expertise and technology to achieve just that through good research! Although we are headed in the right direction with daily advances in the fight against diseases, the results of which have already lengthened and raised the quality of many lives, until we have a more comprehensive effort by many individuals, we won’t be rushing forward at our fullest potential. Many diseases, and the resulting illnesses, still exist and are drastically decreasing the quality of people’s lives and preventing them from living as long as they could. At the current rate, if you aren’t already, you and your loved ones will join the ranks of those engaged in a personal fight with diseases. We aren’t progressing nearly as fast as our abilities and technology allow.
There’s something relatively simple that you can do about this situation. By making available millions of people’s data to scientists and computer programs, you can be a part of the team that improves research astronomically. “Why do we need your help?”, you may ask.
Many countries, such as the U.S.A. with no single payer system, have no single repository to makes people’s health data easily accessible.At the current rate, if you aren’t already, you and your loved ones will join the ranks of those engaged in a personal fight with diseases. We aren’t progressing nearly as fast as our abilities and technology allow. Few, if any, would argue that we will exponentially improve research in healthcare by increasing participants and data in studies. So what’s holding us back? In short, no comprehensive methodology to efficiently gather large amounts of data from around the world. Many countries, such as the U.S.A. with no single payer system, have no single repository to makes people’s health data easily accessible. As you might guess, there’s also no efficient methodology to pull the disparate systems from the many nations around the world into an accessible source of data for critical research. How can the human race possibly gather data from around the world given the thousands of differing legal, medical and technological differences that exist not just between countries, but within the countries themselves? The answer: by appealing to your common sense and the cooperation of others like you. Let’s be very clear, with a little health data from you and others (with identifying data removed), we can push healthcare research forward in unprecedented ways.
Here’s how you can play a role in accomplishing the task. The Human Health Research Project is developing a free web and mobile application, to coordinate people’s involvement with medical research around the world. The Human Health Research Project matches you with researchers making your de-identified data available to researchers that you approve. Non-scientist individuals who become actively engaged in research are sometimes known as Citizen Scientists.