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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 - Motherboard

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 data in ways that humans can't. Crucially, machines should be able to pick up on-the-edge …

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 …

Flu

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 …

The Brain

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 a significant breakthrough in the treatment of skin cancer, artificial intelligence has been trained to spot the telltale signs of deadly moles and …

Machine Learning

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 …

Autism Spectrum

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

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 …

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 …

Machine Learning

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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

Zika Virus

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 …

Public 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 …

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. …

Public 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