The Top 12 Health Chatbots

Meet Molly, Ginger and Replika – some of your new chatbot friends aiming to make your life better. In the last years, smart algorithm-powered, text or voice-based interfaces have multiplied, and they are also taking their place in healthcare. The Medical Futurist believes they will ease the burden on doctors in primary care and help patients learn to take care of their health responsibly. Do you want to try one? Check out the following health chatbots! The age of talking algorithms is here In 2018, Google stunned the world with the latest feature of the Google Assistant, Duplex, which was able to make an appointment in a hair salon in eerily human-sounding conversational sentences. Chatbots, computer programs or smart algorithms conducting conversation via auditory or textual methods, are becoming more and more popular and widespread. Do you want to know more dad jokes? Read the latest news? Figure out riddles? Plenty of messenger bots offer forms of entertainment. Moreover, chatbots are even surpassing into the territory of humans: empathy and feelings. Do you need a friend when you feel lonely? Have a chat with Replika, your A.I. friend to whom you can tell everything about your life. Or talk to Woebot, a little algorithmic assistant aiming to improve mood. It promises to meaningfully connect with you, to show bits and pieces of empathy while giving you a chance to talk about your troubles and get some counseling back in return. Just as a human psychologist does....
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Future of Medicine Healthcare Design AI chatbot digital health Innovation List medical Personalized medicine technology chatbots health chatbot Source Type: blogs

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Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Research Papers: Gastrointestinal Cancer Source Type: research
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Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research
In a cohort study, the authors developed a simple scoring system for colorectal cancer that identifies men at a relatively increased risk of colorectal cancer within 10  years on the basis of several well‐established risk factors (age, alcohol consumption, waist circumference, occupational sitting time and history of diabetes). Those in the highest risk group (16‐19 points) had a 33.12‐fold higher risk of colorectal cancer than subjects in the lowest risk gr oup. AbstractTo build a simple predictive model as a guide to stratify average ‐risk population for colonoscopy examinations. We collected data from 92&nb...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
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Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news
AbstractBackgroundSurvival following colorectal cancer (CRC) survival may be influenced by a number of factors including family history, individual medical history, and comorbidities. The impact of these factors may vary based on the patient ’s age.MethodsThe study cohort consisted of individuals born in Western Australia between 1945 and 1996, who had been diagnosed with CRC prior to 2015 (n = 3220). Hospital, cancer, and mortality data were extracted for each patient from state health records and were used to identify potential risk factors associated with CRC survival. Family linkage data, in combina...
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
This study included PWH and demographically matched persons without HIV who were aged 50–75 years during 2005–2016 and had no previous CRC screening. We evaluated time to first CRC screening (fecal test, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy). We also assessed detection of adenoma and CRC with sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy by HIV status, accounting for CRC risk factors including sex, age, race/ethnicity, number of outpatient visits, smoking, body mass index, type-2 diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease. Among PWH, we evaluated whether CD4 count (
Source: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
By just engaging in the basic strategies in the Wheat Belly Total Health, Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, or Undoctored programs, many mild cases of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, reverse. These efforts thereby restore your ability to ingest prebiotic fibers without diarrhea, bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, joint pain, and dark emotional feelings. Many people thereby are relieved of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, fibromyalgia, or restless leg syndrome, or have greater power in reversing autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, not everybody enjoys reversal of SIBO with our b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: SIBO grain-free probiotic undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
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Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Colorectal cancer has high incidence and mortality. Early diagnosis could increase patient survival, but early diagnosis has been poor in China for the past decades. The purpose of this study is to assess the polyp detection rate (PDR) and adenoma detection rate (ADR) by colonoscopy in a Chinese population, and to determine the risk factors for adenoma. This prospective study at Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital evaluated patients who underwent colonoscopy in September 2017 to February 2018. Basic information, exact insertion and withdrawal times, PDR, and ADR were assessed. Risk factors for colorectal adenoma in the a...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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