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Disease Prediction, Machine Learning, and Healthcare

The 21st century has been an era of data-driven decisions. It is said that the segments or industries that generate more data will grow faster and …

Machine Learning

Gut gases measured by ingestible capsule reveal entirely new immune mechanism

An innovative ingestible capsule, designed to measure gases inside the gut, has just passed phase one human trials. The swallowable sensor could …

Microbiome

California Health Department Warns Against Keeping Phones Close to You

For many of us, our smartphones are a constant companion. They’re in our pockets, in our purses, or just generally kept close to us. But according to …

Public Health

Explore ancient civilizations (and their diseases) in this delightful coloring book

It’s a great distraction from those pesky, apocalyptic thoughts<p>A coloring book starring prehistoric tooth extractions, plague rats, and ancient colon contents could be <i>just</i> the right stress reliever for this holiday season. Coloring books are supposed to be soothing — but this one is also …

Books

Soaring thyroid cancer rates north of NYC may be caused by Indian Point nuke plant emissions

<b>by Radiation and Public Health Project</b><p><i>New York</i> – The rate of new thyroid cancer cases in the four counties just north of New York City, which was 22 …

Cancer

Exposure to wildfire smoke: 5 questions answered

<i>Editor’s note: Wildfires once again are raging in California – this time in the Los Angeles area, where five fires are currently burning. The</i> …

Environmental injustice is rising in America. And minorities and the poor pay the price

When you intentionally dismantle and deconstruct these basic environmental protections, you are placing the lives of vulnerable people at risk<p>At a campaign stop in 2016, candidate Donald Trump asked African Americans, “What do you have to lose?” After almost a year with him in office, the answer is …

Hurricane María official death count in conflict with mortality data

Rafael Irizarry 2017/12/03<p>A recent preprint by Alexis R. Santos-Lozada and Jeffrey T. Howard concludes that<p>The mortality burden may [be] higher than …

Asthma sufferers urged to wear scarves in cold to stop attacks

<b>Asthma sufferers are being encouraged to wear a scarf over their nose and mouth to prevent asthma attacks this winter.</b><p>Breathing in cold, damp air can make the airways tighten and trigger an attack in three out of four people, charity Asthma UK says.<p>This can leave people coughing, wheezing and …

A Team of Students Just Won a Prestigious Award For This Cheap Skin Cancer Detector

"It's a very clever device with the potential to save lives around the world."<p>Detecting skin cancer early isn't easy. Currently, it's done through …

Why Lack of Sleep Has a Deleterious Effect on the Brain

Few things are worse for your health than long-term sleep deprivation. The sleep deprived have a higher risk of quite a number of conditions …

The Brain

5 diseases climate change may awaken from melted permafrost

Each layer that melts exposes germs dating back thousands of years<p>If you are lacking in thoughts to keep you up at night, may I submit for your consideration the melting of the Arctic permafrost. The frozen subterranean soil in the Earth's polar regions accounts for about 25 percent of the Northern …

Climate Change

10 BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS YOU MUST AVOID AT ALL COSTS

The human brain is one of the vital organs in the body. It is responsible for all the body functions and also for transporting the messages to and …

The human microbiome, explained: How bad science and junky diets gave rise to serious disease

We’re just as much bacteria as we are human. Some studies even suggest that our body contains more microbes than it does actual cells. In fact, when …

Microbiome

Urgent health warning issued after Storm Ophelia turns sky red

An urgent health warning was issued today after Storm Ophelia turned skies in Liverpool and across the country red.<p>National charity, Asthma UK has …