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Researchers Invented a Way to Screen Yourself for Skin Cancer Using a Smartphone

The new A.I. system could soon make its way onto your smartphone.<p>Your phone might someday save your skin.<p>Stanford researchers say they've created a …

Machine Learning

3 easy ways to make this allergy season less horrible

Tired of sneezing? Combine some tech and some smart home tips to fend off allergens.<p>Itchy, watery eyes? Check. Runny nose? Check? The scratchy throat? Bingo. Yep, allergies suck. While it may not be possible to avoid all allergens, you can at least manage them with some cool tech and some smart …

Allergies

Scientists have figured out how much exercise is needed to keep your cells youthful

Imagine if every time you hit up a Barry’s Bootcamp class, you not only left class sweatier and stronger, but also a little younger.<p>Turns out, 30 …

Longevity

Allergy and Asthma Patients Flock to Emergency Rooms

The sneezing, watery eyes and runny noses from seasonal allergies are poised to land more people in the emergency room as temperatures rise, …

Climate Change

Red light, blue light: Making the flu virus visible to the naked eye

Compared to cancer and heart disease, influenza may seem relatively harmless, but it can be fatal, even for the young and healthy. While the exact …

Medicine

Longer life expectancy? It depends on where you live

While life expectancy in the United States has grown overall in the last few decades, not all Americans are benefitting equally. New research finds …

Ketogenic diet and its effects in mental disorders

<b>Abstract (as presented by the authors of the scientific work):</b><p>"BACKGROUND:<br>The ketogenic diet (KD) has been used in treatment-resistant epilepsy since …

14 foods you can eat as much of as you want and not gain weight

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>Certain non-starchy fruits and vegetables won't cause you to gain weight no matter how much of them you eat.</b>• <b><br>This is because they're mostly made up of water, they're low in calories, and they have fiber which helps keep you full.</b>• <b><br>Examples include tomatoes, kale, grapefruit,</b> …

Healthy Eating

Artificial Intelligence Aids Medical Researchers in Uncovering Genetic Signature for Severe Asthma

A European medical research consortium has used a form of artificial intelligence to discover a 1693 gene signature to meaningfully distinguish …

Swansea University smart bandage trials 'within 12 months'

<b>Bandages which can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to doctors could be trialled within the next 12 months, scientists have said.</b><p>The bandages would use real-time 5G technology to monitor what treatment is needed and also keep track of a patient's activity levels.<p>The work is …

Medicine

Hot apartments: 'If we need air conditioning, we've designed it wrong'

Heatwaves could be deadly for many Australian apartment dwellers if the grid fails, so architects are coming up with ways to manage temperatures passively<p>It was one of the most extreme heatwaves in south-eastern Australian history. During late January and early February 2009, temperature records …

Can An Army Of Tech-Equipped Health Workers Bring Medicine To Remote Villages?

Skoll Award winner Last Mile Health is trying to bring modern medicine to all of Liberia. Instead of waiting for doctors, it’s empowering local health workers to make better diagnoses.<p>After Liberia’s second civil war ended in the mid-2000s, only 51 doctors were left to serve a population of more …

Health Care

Climate change is also destroying our mental health

Climate change can be blamed for a lot of physical ailments, such as asthma or respiratory issues — but one thing most people don’t consider is its …

Climate Change

Cure For Cancer? Stem Cell Research Discovery Kills 'Disease-Causing Intruders,' Scientists Discover

Researchers at UCLA successfully created an artificial thymus capable of killing "disease-causing intruders" responsible for the growth of cancerous …

Stem-Cell Research

The Top 27 Alkaline Foods on the Planet (Eat more to prevent cancer, obesity and heart disease)

Let’s face it, the Standard American Diet is just plain SAD. With processed “quick and easy” foods, fast foods, and genetically modified foods, out …

Urine samples could spare the needle in detecting prostate cancer

For years, scientists have been using dogs' incredible sense of smell as inspiration for the development of new-age diagnostic devices. This could …

Eat more of these foods to avoid getting sick

If you’re anything like us, you simply can’t dodge every cold, flu, and virus that strikes your office or social circle. Although some of us are more …

Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Asthma

Planking each day keeps the spine doctor away

There are 1,440 minutes in every day. If you practise healthy sleep habits, eight hours or 480 minutes are used to sleep. That gives you just less than 1,000 minutes to pack in the rest of your life. After commuting to and from work, putting in a good day at the office and unwinding with an …

Google Deep Learning system diagnoses cancer better than a pathologist with unlimited time

It’s hard to think of a job more important that determining whether or not a patient has cancer. Yet the magnitude of the task facing pathologists is so vast that agreement between different clinicians studying the same slides can be as low as 48%.<p>There can be many slides per patient, each of which …

92 Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Inflammation, Diabetes and Heart Disease

The correct pH levels in the body are vital for our health. If we wish to keep the correct function of our body, our pH levels have to have to be …

Air pollution increases likelihood of dementia in older women

<i>; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images</i>George LavenderBreathing polluted air nearly doubles the risk of dementia in older women, according to a new study …

Environment

This AI Can Diagnose a Rare Eye Condition as Well as a Human Doctor

In some cases, the convolutional neural network blew human ophthalmologists out of the water.<p>Diagnosing medical conditions is among the more classic examples of actually useful, achievable real-world machine learning. Machines have data, lots of it, and they have the capacity to process all of that …

Machine Learning

Breath test for stomach and esophageal cancers shows promise

There has been a significant amount of research over recent years in the field of diagnosing illness through breath tests. A quick exhale into a …

Cancer

Mold at two Pittsburgh hospitals linked to 5 deaths

<b>(CNN) —</b> Heavy mold growth was found in the linens used at two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals where five mold-infection-related deaths occurred since October 2014, according to a report.<p>The report, which the medical center received in May 2016, was filed January 19, 2017 with the …

Medicine

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Microbiome

This AI can spot skin cancer as accurately as a doctor

The artificial intelligence was trained on an image database of 129,000 images and performed as well as trained medical professionals<p>In what could be …

Fecal transplant improves autism symptoms

While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have …

Microbiome

Can your voice reveal whether you have an illness?

<b>Our voices are amazing things.</b><p>We can use them to sing, shout and whisper sweet nothings. We can use them to activate gadgets and prove who we are to banks.<p>And now researchers believe they can also reveal whether we're getting ill.<p>A US start-up called Canary Speech is developing a way of analysing …

Machine Learning