DeepMind's AI spots early signs of eye disease

DeepMind's AI spots early signs of eye disease

Alphabet’s DeepMind says it has used artificial intelligence (AI) to spot signs of eye disease as effectively as world-leading expert doctors. The results of the partnership with Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London, detailed in Nature Medicine, suggest that the scanning technology could provide quicker diagnoses of sight-threatening eye diseases, ensuring that patients don’t have to […]

Teen accuses Mayo Clinic of 'medical kidnapping'

Teen accuses Mayo Clinic of 'medical kidnapping'

In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive. At the entrance to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, the young woman’s stepfather helps her out of a wheelchair and into the family car. Staff members come […]

AI can adjust dosage for cancer patients

AI can adjust dosage for cancer patients

MIT researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can help reduce toxic chemotherapy dosing for the most aggressive form of brain cancer, potentially improving the quality of life for patients. Glioblastoma is a malignant tumour that appears in the brain or spinal cord, and prognosis for adults is no more than five years. […]

This letter writing campaign to reduce opioid prescriptions actually works

This letter writing campaign to reduce opioid prescriptions actually works

Sale of prescription opioids in the US quadrupled in the 15 years between 1999 and 2014, peaking with the 255 million opioid prescriptions US doctors wrote in 2012 alone. The nationwide prescription rate has fallen every year since, yet the damage is done. An estimated 115 people in the US die each day from opioid overdoses, both […]

Blue Light Emitted By Phones And Tablets Can Speed Up Blindness

Blue Light Emitted By Phones And Tablets Can Speed Up Blindness

Blue light from smartphones are dangerous for your eyes. According to a new study, prolonged exposure to blue light might speed up macular degeneration and lead to blindness.   ( Krzysztof Kamil | Pixabay ) According to a new study, blue light emitted from smartphones, tablets, and other similar gadgets with backlights can speed up […]

Campground closes pond after parasite investigation

Campground closes pond after parasite investigation

The Minnesota Department of Health and Shades of Sherwood campground in Zumbrota are working together to reduce risks after a waterborne parasite sickened people who had visited the campground After announcing an investigation into cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease caused by the parasite cryptosporidium, the health department has heard from 72 people who exhibited symptoms of […]

FDA expands recall of blood pressure drug Valsartan due to cancer concern

FDA expands recall of blood pressure drug Valsartan due to cancer concern

The FDA expanded the recall of products containing the blood pressure drug valsartan. The FDA expanded the recall of products containing the blood pressure drug valsartan. The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the list of drugs being recalled that contain valsartan. The drug is used as a component in a set of drugs used to treat […]

Progress made, but W.Va. still lags on cancer policy

Progress made, but W.Va. still lags on cancer policy

HUNTINGTON – West Virginia continues to fall short on implementing cancer-related statewide policies, according to an annual report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, though some tangible legislative process has been made in the past few years. The report was particularly critical of widespread tobacco use in West Virginia, which has […]

The dirty keto diet claims you can eat fast food and still lose weight

The dirty keto diet claims you can eat fast food and still lose weight

An alluring version of the keto diet is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the prospect of losing weight while eating junk food – but experts warn it is more harmful than effective. The “Dirty Keto” diet is a take on the original low-carbohydrate keto diet – but with an unhealthy twist. The keto, short for ketogenic, diet, […]

Sussex County man tests positive for West Nile Virus

Sussex County man tests positive for West Nile Virus

A 60-year-old Sussex County man has tested positive for the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus in 2018, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH). The man was briefly hospitalized for illness in July and after a preliminary positive test result from the DPH Laboratory in Smyrna, the blood sample was […]