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AI predicts future heart disease risk using unique chest X-ray

Normal chest X-ray. Credit: Radiological Society of North America A deep learning model that uses a single chest X-ray to predict the 10-year risk of death from heart attack or stroke, resulting from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, has been developed by researchers. The results of the study were presented today (November 29) at the annual meeting …

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Nearly 3,000 people have already died of the flu this season: CDC

Nearly 3,000 people have already died of the flu this season: CDC

Flu season has arrived early and can only get worse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in their latest flu data release. “Seasonal influenza activity is high across the country,” the health agency said in its Nov. 28, 2022 edition of the Weekly US Influenza Surveillance Report. The report covered the week …

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Towards an early detection of the pathological social withdrawal syndrome known as “Hikikomori” – Neuroscience News

Summary: Hikikomori is a complex condition where a person withdraws from society and remains isolated at home for more than six months. The condition is increasingly prevalent in Western societies. Researchers have developed a new method designed to help detect hikikomori at an earlier stage and provide treatment. Source: Kyushu University Kyushu University researchers have …

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Neurotic personality trait is key risk factor for perceived stress – Neuroscience News

Summary: People with a neurotic personality type have a stronger relationship with stress exposure and perceived stress than any of the other four personality types. Source: University of Illinois A new paper co-authored by a team of Urbana-Champaign experts from the University of Illinois who study the science of personalities highlights the important role of …

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Long wait times, no beds: These states have the most comprehensive children's hospitals

Long wait times, no beds: These states have the most comprehensive children’s hospitals

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), COVID-19 and influenza continue to overwhelm healthcare systems in the United States, well before the traditional start of the peak influenza and RSV season. Currently, about three-quarters of hospital beds are already full in the United States, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services. COVID-19 cases have …

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This AI program can predict heart attacks and stroke risks a decade from now using a single chest x-ray

This AI program can predict heart attacks and stroke risks a decade from now using a single chest x-ray

CHICAGO— A patient’s risk of heart attack or stroke over the next 10 years can be predicted from a single chest X-ray thanks to a new computer system. Researchers from the Radiological Society of North America say it combines AI (artificial intelligence) with standard X-ray to find patterns associated with hardening of the arteries. This …

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Breakthrough in autism: New treatment dramatically improves social skills and brain function

The researchers anticipate that the success of the study will have positive implications for clinical treatment. The treatment caused neurological changes, including a decrease in inflammation and an increase in functionality, according to the researchers. A recent study from Tel Aviv University found that pressure chamber therapy significantly improved social skills and brain status in …

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China links COVID outbreak to man jogging in park;  Skeptical scientists

China links COVID outbreak to man jogging in park; Skeptical scientists

Enlarge / Runner in Shanghai, China. Early in the morning of August 16, a 41-year-old man from Chongqing Municipality in west central China got up and went jogging along a lake in a local outdoor park – some something that should have been pleasant, if not banal. , exit. But what really happened during that …

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Colonoscopy, Cologuard, other stool tests: Who detects colon cancer?

A colonoscopy is recommended every ten years for people over 45. Screening is used to detect colon cancer. But about 40 percent of eligible Americans don’t have a colonoscopy, often because they don’t want it. So what are the options? FIT and Cologuard stool tests can be just as effective, doctors say. What if you …

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