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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 …

Software Engineering

Data from wearables can predict disease

In one case, it even correlated with Lyme disease<p>Smartwatch data can be used to detect and even predict disease, researchers say. This is good news for people betting on the potential of smartwatches to improve health beyond encouraging us to move more. If it becomes common to use this data to …

Wearable Tech

Apnea app spares the sensors

When doctors are trying to determine if someone has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), they often get that person to sleep overnight in a lab while wired …

Ben-Gurion University

Plaque-busting plants take on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

The fight against the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases may have just gotten a new weapon from both a land-based and …

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it …

Software Engineering

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it’s from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

Life Sciences

What is belly fat and how can you shift it?

Visceral, or belly, fat, clings to our internal organs and is particularly nasty, being linked to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer. But there is a simple solution to shedding it<p>Did you know that some body fat is worse than others? When I was a trainee surgeon, the fat that was on …

Diets

They raise the world's happiest children - so is it time you went Dutch?

Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a climbing frame and are jostling to get down the slide first. Their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. In the distance, a dog barks and a little boy ambles along on his balance bike, trailed by his grandfather who is …

Parenting

Researchers Are Developing Nanodiscs That Can Wipe Out Tumours

Almost like a cancer vaccine.<p>Cancer research is an area of medical science that, rightfully, gets considerable attention.<p>There are nearly 14.5 …

Cancer

Portable vision testing kit puts an eye doctor in your smartphone

Despite the fact that many of us spend a good portion of our day in front of a computer or pouring over documents, chances are we don't get our eyes …

Eyeglasses

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Using gold nanoparticles and AI, a device correctly diagnosed 86 percent of patients.<p>Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses …

Life Sciences

Nanodiscs target tumors in potential cancer vaccine

Colon and melanoma cancers could soon be treated with a simple vaccine, if research from the University of Michigan lives up to its early promise. …

Cancer

The Carambola Fruit. It Controls Diabetes, Lowers Cholesterol, Fights Hypertension And More…

At the beginning of this article you need to know that this amazing fruit comes from the Malayan peninsula. You can also find this fruit in Southeast …

Circadian rhythms and the microbiome: Disrupting daily routine of gut microbes can be bad news for whole body

This offers one pathway to explain a Pandora’s box of possible adverse health effects from aspects of modern life<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>We’ve known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first …

Biology

Artificial Intelligence to Generate New Cancer Drugs on Demand

Scientists at the Pharmaceutical Artificial Intelligence (pharma.AI) group of Insilico Medicine, Inc, today announced the publication of a seminal …

Life Sciences

Scientists identify unique "breathprint" of 17 diseases

A team of international researchers recently unveiled a nano array that can identify the chemical signatures of 17 different diseases, possibly …

Computer Science

Fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus

18 November 2016<p>The fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) on Zika and microcephaly convened by the Director-General under the International …

An estimated 12.6 million deaths each year are attributable to unhealthy environments

WHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes …

Health

Microsoft’s plan to use machine learning to improve eyecare in India

Competition that results in better care for people suffering from visual impairments is the right kind of competition. Following a path similar to that of Google’s DeepMind, Microsoft India announced this morning that it’s launching a new research group, the Microsoft Intelligent Network for …

Software Engineering

Cold temperatures kill more Americans than hot ones, CDC data show

The polar vortex is back with a vengeance in certain parts of the country this week. Here in northwest Minnesota, Saturday's temperature is expected to top out at minus-10 degrees, with a low of minus-27 on Saturday night.<p>Once you factor in wind chill, the temperature will feel like minus-45 or so. …

Health

I spent a weekend with dozens of top psychologists, and one thing I heard gave me an entirely new outlook on stress

I've spent the better part of my adulthood being anxious.<p>In general, if I'm thinking, I'm worrying. And so I grab eagerly onto any advice for calming down: Breathe deeply. Meditate. Put things in perspective.<p>I'm trying!<p>But perhaps the best solution to my anxiety that I've yet to come across wasn't …

Psychology

UN To Hold A Major Meeting On Tuberculosis, The Top Global Infectious Killer

One of the world's deadliest diseases is finally getting some global political attention.<p>Advocates in the fight against tuberculosis are celebrating Thursday’s promising announcement that the United Nations General Assembly will hold a high-level meeting dedicated solely to TB in 2018.<p>There have …

HoloLens, MD: Why this medical school will teach doctors anatomy with Microsoft's augmented reality, not cadavers

One US university is planning on teaching the next generation of medics with the next generation of virtual reality technology.<p>Every doctor, no …

Life Sciences

Doctors can now sift bacteria from your blood using magnets

No antibiotics required.<p>Sepsis, or blood poisoning, is no joke. More than half the people who contract the condition end up in the morgue. The conventional treatment involve the liberal application of antibiotics at the first sign of infection, though as we discovered on an American pig farm …

Medicine

InsideDNA looks deep into DNA to find the best drug targets

Using a computational platform and your DNA, bioinformatics startup InsideDNA aims to determine the right drug interaction for your body.<p>The startup began three years ago as a cloud-based platform for genomics analysis called InsideDNA Research, which brought optimized storage and reproducible …

If You Eat 2 Bananas Per Day For A Month, This Is What Happens To Your Body

Bananas are perhaps one of nature’s most under-rated fruits.<p>The yellow skinned fruits are easy to overlook, especially when it seems as if there’s …

Wellness

A Month Before A Heart Attack, Your Body Gives You A Warning – These Are The 6 Signs!

The primary cause of death in the USA is heart attack, and that is why in order to prevent it, it is of a big importance to know the symptoms of …

Heart Attacks

'Thunderstorm asthma' deaths in Melbourne rise to eight

<b>The number of people dying in the Australian city of Melbourne from a rare phenomenon called thunderstorm asthma has risen to eight.</b><p>One person remains in a critical condition.<p>Heavy rains and winds last Monday triggered thousands of pollen allergy asthma attacks in the state of Victoria.<p>Paramedics …

Obesity alters brain structure and function

It’s not just your waistline that suffers as you put on weight. Researchers are beginning to find puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia<p>Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure …