Friday, 27 January 2023

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  • HIMSSCast: Getting to better data for better predictive models - Predictive models are gaining ground across healthcare as more and more hospitals and specialists use them for diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other diseases. But these machine learning tools are still not as accurate or powerful as they could be – and that often boils down to not having...
  • Exploring an artificial neural network-based approach for detecting potentially infectious coronaviruses - In a recent study posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers used a machine-learning (ML)-based model to identify non-human CoVs (coronaviruses) that might cause human infections.   Study: Using machine learning to detect coronaviruses potentially infectious to humans. Image Credit: NicoElNino/Shutterstock Background Experimental data is considered ideal for determining...
  • Marital status may determine the risk of dementia says study - What is dementia? We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The causes of dementia remain largely unknown,...
  • Hospital cases of norovirus have risen by nearly a tenth – symptoms - Norovirus: How to prevent catching the virus We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Dubbed “winter vomiting...
  • AI Bot ChatGPT Passes US Medical Licensing Exams - ChatGPT can pass parts of the US medical licensing exam, researchers have found, raising questions about whether the AI chatbot could one day help write the exam or help students prepare for it. Victor Tseng, MD, and his colleagues at Ansible Health, a company that manages mostly homebound patients with...
  • Lifelong marriage may lower the risk of developing dementia in old age - If you are married continuously for many years in mid-life, you have a lower risk of developing dementia in old age. This has been confirmed by a recently published study based on data from HUNT Study health surveys in Nord-Trøndelag. "Being married can have an influence on risk factors for...
  • Has the Move to Online Primary Care Visits Raised ED Visits? - The shift from in-person primary care to virtual visits during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic was not associated with an increase in emergency department (ED) visits in Ontario, Canada, data suggest. Despite the sharp increase in virtual visits and the major decline in the availability of in-person appointments...
  • Palliative Radiotherapy Reduces End-Stage Liver Cancer Pain - Most patients with end-stage hepatocellular carcinoma experience pain, but when it’s severe, how best to control the pain is debatable. A number of studies, including one recently presented at the ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2023, shows that low-dose radiotherapy can improve pain, and in this case, even improve survival. The...
  • Stroke patients may be 76% more likely to report the same smelly sign - We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info When the blood supply to the brain is suddenly cut...
  • Cancer genomics database recognized as global biodata resource - A vast database of cancer genomics knowledge started by Washington University scientists has been named a Global Core Biodata Resource by the Global Biodata Coalition. Led by twin brothers Malachi Griffith, PhD, and Obi Griffith, PhD, both associate professors of medicine, the CIViC “knowledgebase” helps match genetic mutations driving a...
Personal Health

Cancer genomics database recognized as global biodata resource

A vast database of cancer genomics knowledge started by Washington University scientists has been named a Global Core Biodata Resource by the Global Biodata Coalition. Led by twin brothers Malachi Griffith, PhD...

Garcia named best Latinx department head

Benjamin A. Garcia, PhD, the Raymond H. Wittcoff Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, was named b...

Newberry named Danforth WashU Physician-Scientist Scholar

Rodney D. Newberry, MD, the Dr. Nicholas V. Costrini Professor of Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named a William H. Danforth W...

Many Families With Unaffordable Employer Coverage Now Eligible for Covered...

If having the family on your employer-sponsored health plan has been a financial hardship, or outright impossible to afford, help may be on the way. The federal government recently fixed a controversial Treasur...
Health Problems

What is Perimenopause?

Perimenopause and estrogenSymptoms and onset of perimenopauseManaging the symptoms of perimenopauseReferences Further reading  Perimenopause means “around menopause” and refers to the tran...

Role of Sleep in Memory Consolidation

IntroductionSleepSleep, Learning and MemoryMemory ConsolidationRole of Sleep in Memory ConsolidationStages of Sleep and Memory TypesSleep Deprivation and MemoryDiscreet Doubts and Future ResearchReferencesFurth...

The Role of Estrogen in Pregnancy

The increased production of certain hormones throughout pregnancy is essential for maintaining the health of both the mother and fetus. Human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (hCG), human placental lactogen (hPL)...

What is Overdiagnosis and Why is it Bad?

What is overdiagnosis?Why overdiagnosis happensAdverse effects of overdiagnosisPrevention of overdiagnosisReferencesFurther reading Overdiagnosis is one of the most harmful and costly problems in modern healthc...
Family Health

Snap Up These Prime Day Deals on Lego Sets for...

With Amazon Prime Day in full swing this week, parents – and just about anyone with an important kid in their life – should be thrilled to know that yes, there are plenty of Lego deals to be had. Ba...

These Foods Will Make Your Eyes Healthier

Everyone, youbg and old, needs to take good care of their body. You need to consciously look out for your personal health and not just defer caring for a particular body part till when you attain a certain...

Here Are Five Reasons Why You Need Vitamin D

Vitamin D benefit muscular function, bone health, and cardiovascular system. But can a deficiency of Vitamin D cause any type of illness? Vitamin D is perhaps the easiest to procure – simply walk out and enjo...

Teenage Skin Problems & How To Deal With Them

Teenagers go through a lot of skin changes and transformations when they hit puberty. With all the hormonal changes their bodies are undergoing, it is common for teenagers to face many skin problems that could ...

Pregnant Erin Napier Jokes About Small Baby Bump at 32...

Erin Napier is closing in on her due date. On Monday, the pregnant Home Town star joked about how small she's carrying at 32 weeks along as she posed in a pink shirt and blue jeans for a snapshot posted to...
Kids Health

Is Your Teen a Perfectionist? Here’s How To Help

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, SheKnows may receive an affiliate commission. A perfect score. A perfect game. A perfect love. Society consistently te...

The US Safety Commission Says This Recalled Fisher-Price Sleeper ‘Should...

As parents, we totally get it — anything we can do to keep our babies soothed and quiet while we can check a few things off our to-do lists is considered a parenting win. But what’s not a parenting ...

Blake Lively's Brilliant Maternity Style Hack Would Make Serena van...

Blake Lively may be at the tail end of her fourth pregnancy, but she’s not letting her baby bump get in the way of her status as a style icon. The soon-to-be mom of four took to her Instagram Story to sha...

Keke Palmer Found the One Positive Pregnancy Side Effect: Clear...

The symptoms of pregnancy are far from a walk in the park. In fact, they’re more like a frantic wobble to the toilet. There’s the extreme morning sickness that Amy Schumer has made visible, the pain...

These Celebrity Parents Make Raising Teenagers Look Easy (Or at...

Raising teenagers is not for the faint of heart. Your babies are no longer babies — but they aren’t quite adults either. This is a wild time of chaos and growth and laughter and tears (and so much m...