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Automated telemedicine is coming, for everyone

When people without health insurance experience suspicious symptoms, they often rely on an internet search to decide whether the situation is dire enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room.<p>However, by the time they seek help, the condition may have advanced to the point where care is …

Digital Health

Air pollution doesn't just harm your lungs, it may also lead to kidney disease

As if you needed another reason to care about air pollution, new research finds that the tiny particles in city smog don’t just damage your heart and …

Pollution

Excess pollution from diesel cars leads to 5,000 premature deaths a year in Europe

We’re still trying to figure out how much damage dieselgate is doing<p>Two years ago the US Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violation to Volkswagen, setting off the far-reaching investigation and media storm into the VW diesel scandal. New research captures some of the real-world …

Environment

Satellites help predict malaria outbreaks months in advance

Malaria is one of the greatest health threats in tropical regions like the Amazon, but predicting its spread is difficult. While it's no secret that mosquitoes prefer warm air and standing pools of water, how do you translate that awareness to a large scale? By getting a little help from orbit, …

Public Health

Doctor Hazel uses AI to try to determine if you have skin cancer

Doctor Hazel spent the last 24 hours at TechCrunch Disrupt’s SF 2017 hackathon working on an interesting idea to use artificial intelligence to detect cancerous moles.<p>Software engineer Mike Borozdin proposed the idea of using artificial intelligence to determine if a mole was cancerous or not to …

Determine

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn't make a dime. They're often banal, frequently fleeting and they're screened for an audience of just one. As for …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Researchers: Depression may be a physical illness linked to inflammation

Physical Roots of Depression<p>Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think …

The Future

'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds

<b>A handheld device can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas.</b><p>They say it could make surgery to remove a tumour quicker, safer and more precise.<p>And they hope it would avoid the "heartbreak" of leaving any of the cancer behind.<p>Tests, published in …

Biotechnology

Scientists develop tiny robots that drill into cancer cells to kill them

Tiny new robots are proving to be life-saving tools in the fight against cancer. As first reported in the journal Nature, scientists at Durham …

Cancer

This gut worm is more common than malaria—and it’s a deadly, ticking time bomb | Ars Technica

Researchers call for more awareness as some populations face 60% infection rate.<p>A deadly parasitic worm that quietly inhabits the guts of humans the …

Medicine

Ethanol cancer treatment could eliminate tumors for just a few dollars

Ethanol-Based Cancer Treatments<p>Researchers from Duke University have achieved a 100 percent cure rate for squamous cell carcinoma in a hamster model …

Cancer

New camera can see through human body

<b>Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body.</b><p>The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools, known as endoscopes, during internal examinations.<p>Until now, medics have had to rely on expensive scans, such as X-rays, to trace their progress.<p>The new camera …

Human Anatomy

These foods are the most likely to make you sick, according to the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keeps track of the foods that make people sick. Using a decade of outbreak data, a CDC epidemiologist …

Public Health

New Artificial Intelligent Used for Early Melanoma Detection

The University of Waterloo and Sunnybrook Research Institute at the University of Toronto, are developing technology, utilizing AI, to identify skin …

Cancer

Tantalizing Clues Point to Inflammation's Role in an Array of Diseases

Inflammation has become one of the hottest buzzwords in medical science, pointed to as a culprit in causing or aggravating conditions ranging from …

Medicine

Alphabet’s Verily and Google found a potential new test for heart disease using AI

New research from Alphabet’s life science company, Verily, and Google shows that one day there might be a far easier test to determine risk of heart disease.<p>Researchers were able to find new indicators of heart disease risk present in pictures of retinas by analyzing them with artificial …

Medicine

A New Cancer Treatment Could Be More Effective Than Chemotherapy

Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD)<p>Scientists have discovered a new process to kill cancer cells, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), …

Cancer

Texas floodwaters pose unique health risks, U.S. experts say

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey increases the risk of ills ranging from skin rashes to bacterial and viral infections and mosquito-borne disease, U.S. public health officials warned on Monday.<p>The most immediate health risk is from drowning, especially for people …

Viruses

The Cadillac of First Aid Kits Could Turn Civilians into Life-Savers

Earlier this year, Collin Smith came into possession of an "intelligent" first aid kit. When he did, the first thing he did was try to outsmart …

First Aid

New Study Shows How Your Gut Bacteria Could Influence Anxiety

A Healthy Gut Microbiome<p>A team of researchers from the APC Microbiome Institute of the University College Cork in Ireland has stumbled upon an …

Microbiome

App detects pancreatic cancer from the whites of your eyes

Pancreatic cancer has a very low survival rate, with just nine percent of patients surviving past five years. A major contributor to this rate is the fact that once those with pancreatic cancer start to show symptoms, the disease is usually already quite advanced. But researchers at the University …

Cancer

Scientists Find the Appendix is NEEDED for THIS

No one thinks a lot about their appendix unless there is a reason for its removal. This tube-shapes sac is attached to the large intestine. Until now …

Medicine

Typhus is rebounding in Texas, and researchers don't know why

We live in an era when diseases that sickened or even killed millions in prior decades should be distant history. But typhus, which modern medicine …

Texas

Could eating walnuts help you lose weight?

For some time now, the eating of walnuts has been associated with feelings of fullness. Recently, a study conducted by scientists at the …

The One Nighttime Probiotic Doctors Swear By For A Flat Stomach

Gut health is on everyone's minds these days, and for good reason: having good bacteria in your gut helps eliminate microbes, toxins, carcinogens, …

Weight Loss

Review performance on the go with the Strava mobile Workout Analysis tool

Why it matters to you<p>Strava made a big leap forward in the mobile department with the addition of Workout Analysis to its iOS and Android apps.<p>People …

Texas Has the Highest Maternal Mortality Rate in the Developed World. Why?

Clutching his newborn daughter, Chris Zavala pleaded with the staff at a Texas urgent-care clinic to save his wife, Michelle.<p>It was July 26 — eight days after Michelle gave birth. The Zavalas had rushed in after Michelle complained of tunnel vision, of feeling like she was going to faint. But now, …

Pregnancy

New study confirms we can indeed learn in our sleep — but there’s a catch

Why it matters to you<p>New study sheds some light on the function of a good night's sleep, and confirms that sleep-based learning is totally a real …