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First FDA Approval For Clinical Cloud-Based Deep Learning In Healthcare

The first FDA approval for a machine learning application to be used in a clinical setting is a big step forward for AI and machine learning in healthcare and industry as a whole.<p>Arterys’s medical imaging platform has been approved to be put into use to help doctors diagnose heart problems. It uses …

Machine Learning

CIA reveals new guidelines for collecting data on Americans

There's no question that the US government's approach to handling sensitive data could stand an update to acknowledge the online age, and the CIA is taking a stab at it. The agency has published new procedures that govern how it collects, keeps and shares information on Americans under Executive …

Intricate 3D model predicts when heart patients will die​

Scientists in the UK have developed an artificial intelligence system that can analyze the medical test results of patients with a heart disorder and …

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises.<p>But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after …

Consciousness

Fatal Fungus Linked to 4 New Deaths—What You Need to Know

Get the facts about a lethal yeast that isn’t responding to known drugs and is causing hospital outbreaks around the globe.<p>Thirteen people in the United States have been sickened by a deadly form of drug-resistant yeast that has spread across the world since 2009, and four of those people have …

'Big data' could mean big problems for people's healthcare privacy

The future of the U.S. healthcare system will be influenced to a large extent by a company that makes weapons of war.<p>Defense giant Northrop Grumman has signed a nearly $92-million contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to build the second phase of a computer system that's …

Health Care

Fear of being grilled by GPs' receptionists keeps patients away

GPs’ receptionists are deterring patients from going to the doctor, with almost half of patients put off by worries they will be grilled about their symptoms, a study has found.<p>The Royal College of GPs last night reminded receptionists they should not be taking decisions about patients' health, …