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Can Artificial Intelligence Save Healthcare?

An article in Newsweek magazine says, "Artificial intelligence will cure America's sick healthcare system" using data and automation to "drive down the costs of healthcare while increasing effectiveness." According to Newsweek, it will work like this for diabetes. A company…

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A Large-Scale 'Germ Trap' Solution For Hospitals

Source: University of Colorado at Boulder When an infectious airborne illness strikes, some hospitals use negative pressure rooms to isolate and treat patients. These rooms use ventilation controls to keep germ-filled air contained rather than letting it circulate throughout the…

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Walnuts May Promote Health By Changing Gut Bacteria

Source: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Research led by Lauri Byerley, PhD, RD, Research Associate Professor of Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in…

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Engineered Liver Tissue Expands After Transplant

Source: MIT News Office Many diseases, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, can lead to liver failure. More than 17,000 Americans suffering from these diseases are now waiting for liver transplants, but significantly fewer livers are available. To help address that shortage,…

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Study Suggests Lower Targets For Systolic Blood Pressure

Source: Tulane University A new study conducted by researchers from Tulane University finds reducing target systolic blood pressure below current recommendations significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and preventable death. The latest study supports previous research, which found more…

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Skin Color No Shield Against Skin Cancer

Source: Rush University Medical Center Sidney Brown thought the mole on his nose was just an annoying pimple. He didn’t consider that it could be a cancerous tumor, because, Brown thought, “skin cancer is something white people get.” The misconception…

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Computer Game Could Help Children Choose Healthy Food

Source: University of Exeter A simple brain-training game could help children choose healthy snacks instead of chocolate and sweets, according to a new study. Children who played a seven-minute game devised by University of Exeter psychologists made healthier choices when…

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The New Face Of Colon Cancer

Source: Georgetown University Medical Center Matt Wixon is not the typical colon cancer patient. He has none of the risk factors sometimes associated with the cancer — he is active and fit, eats healthy and smoked only for a very…

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Knowledge As An “Antidote To The Opioid Crisis

Source: Harvard Medical School The numbers are staggering. More than 2.5 million adults in the United States are struggling with addiction to opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin. Opioid overdoses accounted for more than 33,000 deaths in 2015—nearly as many…

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Focus On Alzheimer's Disease Shifts To Prevention

Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham It has been 111 years since Auguste D. became the first person described with what is now called Alzheimer’s disease. German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer, for whom the disease is named, first publically reported his…

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