'She's still living, in some sense': McGill computer scientist's app Opal wins award, days after her death
When Laurie Hendren found out she had breast cancer in 2014, she wanted to learn everything she could about her condition, but she soon realized how hard it is for patients to access their own medical information. So she did something about that. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause lower back and testicle pain?
Lower back and testicle pain can indicate an underlying condition that requires medical attention. Possible causes include kidney stones, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and spinal problems. Learn more about the possible causes and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Addictive personality? Here's the upside
(Natural News) Believe it or not, there are some real benefits to addictive behavior. The “addictive personality” can be put to good use and make a person more creative, iron-willed, mindful, and resilient. The adverse effects of mental disorders – like mania and obsessive-compulsive disorder – can be managed. A person who learns how to control addictive behavior can redirect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life After Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery
Treatment TermsRoux-en-y gastric bypassWeight loss surgeryAdolescent weight loss surgeryChildhood Obesity Sub-Title Faith Newsome Uses Her Experience to Help Teens Facing Bariatric Surgery Overview As a child, Faith Newsome of Sanford, NC, struggled with feeling different from her peers because of her weight. By the time she was 15, she weighed 273 pounds and was pre-diabetic. She had gastric bypass surgery when she was 16. Today, Newsome is a 21-year-old college student who runs a local support group for obese teens. “When I was going through the process, I wanted to talk to people my age who were going through ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

AI Model Based on Deep Learning Detects ACL Tears on Knee MRI
TUESDAY, June 6, 2019 -- An artifical intelligence system based on deep learning is feasible for detecting full-thickness anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears within the knee joint on magnetic resonance (MR) images, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Learning disability nurse shortage to hit 'critical levels'
Health Education England has warned the learning disability nursing headcount could “hit critical levels in the next five years”, with vacancies “upwards of 30 per cent”. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 4, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Your body is a temple: Are you keeping it clean? Learn more by checking out the new film Secret Ingredients
(Natural News) Did you know that at least 80 percent of the American food supply is now contaminated with glyphosate, the primary cancer-causing ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide? It’s true, and every time you eat something containing glyphosate, you greatly increase your risk of developing cancer or some other serious chronic illness – if you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What we can learn from failure: an EHR-based child protection alert system - Krawiec C, Gerard S, Iriana S, Berger R, Levi B.
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a newly implemented Child Protection Alert System (CPAS) that utilizes triggering diagnoses to identify children who have been confirmed/strongly suspected as maltreated. We retrospectively reviewed electronic h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Machine learning techniques for undertaking roundabouts in autonomous driving - Garc ía Cuenca L, Sanchez-Soriano J, Puertas E, Fernandez Andrés J, Aliane N.
This article presents a machine learning-based technique to build a predictive model and generate rules of action to allow autonomous vehicles to perform roundabout maneuvers. The approach consists of building a predictive model of vehicle speeds and steer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Insilico Medicine to present its latest research at ICML 2019
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine scientists to present their latest achievements in applications of machine learning to drug discovery at the ICML EXPO. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment
September is Prostate Health Awaremeness month. Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. Learn more. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

‘ Porn Literacy ’ Program Educates Teens About Healthy Relationships
BOSTON — The Boston Public Health Commission is hoping to help teens navigate the often-toxic world of online pornography with a “Porn Literacy” program. The goal? Let teens talk in a peer setting about some of the things they’ve seen — and to educate them about healthy relationships. Jess Alder, director of BPHC’s Start Strong program, and Kyaralind, a peer leader in the “Porn Literacy” program, joined WBZ’s Paula Ebben and Liam Martin on Monday night to talk about the program. You can learn more about it here: bphc.org/startstrong. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Wea...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Boston Public Health Commission Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the difference between expiratory and inspiratory wheezing?
Expiratory and inspiratory wheezing are sounds that the lungs make when a person breathes out or in. In this article, learn about the possible causes of wheezing and which type is more common. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Patients With Food Allergies Benefit From Compassionate Care Patients With Food Allergies Benefit From Compassionate Care
People with allergies can have complex feelings about the risks they face, and it is important that they trust their healthcare providers as they learn about healthy, safe diets.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 4, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Plastics Joining —Do You Know Your Options?
Product designers and manufacturers face constant challenges in developing and cost effectively producing high-quality medical equipment and devices for everything from monitoring to drug-delivery, to daily care, wound care, surgical, and therapeutic uses. Often, my work supports their manufacturing operations by helping them bring new product designs to market. It often begins with evaluating concepts and ideas—often in prototype form—to help manufacturers select and implement an assembly/joining process that meets product performance, quality, cleanliness, and cost goals. Though some j...
Source: MDDI - June 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Matt Jones Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Machine learning reveals four types of sepsis
Researchers used machine learning to identify four types of sepsis that may affect treatment outcomes. The findings could aid the development of better treatment strategies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tips to improve posture
People can improve their posture by practicing certain exercises and making some lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthful weight. Learn more about how to improve posture here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Come and talk to WormBase staff at the IWM 2019!
It’s that year again when worm breeders and worm lovers will be at UCLA from June 20th-24th for the International Worm Meeting. WormBase will be there in full force and will participate in several events–talks, workshops and booths. WormBase staff will be at our booth during the poster sessions in Pauley Pavilion, come talk to us and feel free to ask any questions related to data and data querying and give us your suggestions and comments. Also, take the opportunity to visit the microPublication booth and find out how to micropublish your results. WormBase related events at IWM 2019 include– Thursda...
Source: WormBase - June 3, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Ranjana Kishore Tags: brief communication community meetings news Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about deep sleep
During deep sleep, the body restores various functions, including energy and memory. There are several stages of sleep, and they are all important. Learn more about deep sleep here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

ACR, SIIM, STR announce AI challenge for pneumothorax
A machine-learning challenge to develop algorithms for the detection of pneumothorax...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR lauds bipartisan bill on 'surprise' medical charges ACR Foundation bestows humanitarian awards ACR taps Monticciolo as new president SIIM announces awards at annual meeting SIIM: AI can accurately detect cerebral microbleeds (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about betamethasone
Betamethasone is an inflammation-reducing corticosteroid that helps treat a range of skin conditions. Learn about the types, uses, and side effects of this medication here, as well as the warnings regarding its use. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

How SwitchPoint Sparks Connections for Greater Global Good
By Nola Paterni, Senior officer, Strategy and DevelopmentJune 03, 2019Connections are the impetus for SwitchPoint.Does your professional universe provide spaces where you can connect with other people? Like, let ’s-start-a-side-hustle-together kind of connections?Myworkshop at the 2019Create Good Conference focused on fostering real connections like these. Being a presenter was a change for me —usually I’m on the other side of the curtain, frantically trying to ensure smooth sailing atIntraHealth International ’s signature conference,SwitchPoint. Being a presenter instead of an organizer was my ch...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: SwitchPoint Source Type: news

NaF-PET/CT rarely finds prostate cancer metastases
Sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT rarely adds value for detecting bone metastases...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could Ga-68 PSMA PET become essential for prostate cancer? Delayed NaF-PET enhances coronary plaque detection Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans NaF-PET could be valuable for osteosarcoma assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Interventions for students with disabilities, learning difficulties, measured with grant
(Lehigh University) A three-year, nearly $900K grant from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) supports the work of Ethan Van Norman, assistant professor of school psychology at Lehigh University, to develop a quantitatively rigorous and user-friendly measure of the effectiveness of interventions for students with disabilities and learning difficulties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weber receives grant to study cognitive screening for persons with spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) Researchers have discovered a high prevalence of deficits in learning and memory in persons with spinal cord injury. Kessler researchers will lead a multi-site study to develop and test a cognitive screening tool. 'We anticipate that this study will yield a cost-effective assessment tool that will allow cognitive screening to become part of routine assessment and follow-up of individuals with spinal cord injury,' said Dr. Weber, 'enabling individuals to receive the care they need to achieve maximal independence.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Law as Data' explores radical leap for legal analysis
(Santa Fe Institute) From lawyer-bots appealing parking tickets to machine learning algorithms finding the smoking gun document, change is coming to the law. 'Law as Data,' borne out of a transdisciplinary Santa Fe Institute working group, explores the new field of computational legal analysis -- the study of the law that uses legal texts as data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists stack algorithms to improve predictions of yield-boosting crop traits
(Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) To help researchers better predict high-yielding crop traits, a team from the University of Illinois have stacked together six high-powered, machine learning algorithms that are used to interpret hyperspectral data -- and they demonstrated that this technique improved the predictive power of a recent study by up to 15 percent, compared to using just one algorithm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 3, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hearing through your fingers: Device that converts speech
(IOS Press) A novel study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience provides the first evidence that a simple and inexpensive non-invasive speech-to-touch sensory substitution device has the potential to improve hearing in hearing-impaired cochlear implant patients, as well as individuals with normal hearing, to better discern speech in various situations like learning a second language or trying to deal with the 'cocktail party effect.' The device can provide immediate multisensory enhancement without any training. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Want to improve your life? Just learn to say no
We are used to saying yes to please others but it can be harmful not to be more assertive. And imagine what you can do with all that free timeWhen you ask someone how they are, 95% of the time they will answer with some version of “busy”, “good, but busy” or even, sometimes, “crazy busy”.Busy has become a badge of honour, a signifier of success – a humble brag that implies we are important and in demand. But if you really are “too busy”, chances are, you are not saying no enough.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Chloe Brotheridge Tags: Health & wellbeing Mental health Psychology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do people laugh in their sleep?
A person may laugh in their sleep due to odd dreams or sleep disorders. Rarely, the cause is a neurological condition. Sleep laughing can also be normal, especially in babies. Learn more about laughing during sleep here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Making STEM Education More Welcoming to Underrepresented Minorities
Diversity programs are shifting their focus from just providing academic support to creating a learning environment that is more inclusive of people of different backgrounds. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Careers Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about collagen supplements
Collagen supplements can help improve skin health. Collagen is a protein that promotes skin elasticity. Most people can take collagen supplements without experiencing negative effects. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

How Can Your Data-Generating Devices Enable Better Healthcare?
One of the biggest thorns in the side of healthcare organizations—from large hospitals to small, privately owned practices—is the management of paperwork and data. Tight control and organization of medical data—whether digital or on paper—is required by FDA and various compliance regulations including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Medical facilities must ensure that records are kept up to date, accessible, and secure in order to meet those government requirements, and medical device manufacturers must keep up with regulatory ...
Source: MDDI - June 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Aleisha Jenkins Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about precum and pregnancy
It is possible to get pregnant from precum. Precum is a fluid that the penis releases before ejaculation. The fluid is a lubricant that may contain sperm. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

AI-Based Stroke Rehab System Shown to Be as Effective as One-on-One Therapy
The idea that the brain is capable of rewiring after a stroke is not new, but the therapy needed to achieve this is cumbersome at best. “Studies show that neuroplasticity requires hundreds to thousands of hours of repetition of focused, concentrated training to get the brain to have those functional changes,” said David Wu, Motus Nova’s CEO, in an interview with MD+DI. But he explained that those many hours of therapy with a clinician are not always feasible for patients, because of concerns about time and logistics, cost, and sometimes even a lack of motivation. So, Mo...
Source: MDDI - June 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you know if you have a sprained ankle?
Signs of a sprained ankle include pain and swelling. Doctors grade sprains depending on severity. Causes include falling and overuse. Learn more about the signs of a sprained ankle here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Medtech Leaders Discuss Snakebite App and Other AI Opportunities
At AdvaMed's recent Digital Medtech Conference, held at a conference center nestled inside San Francisco's growing UCSF Mission Bay campus, AdvaMed Chief Strategy Officer Andrew Fish asked for a show of hands: how many of your companies develop products that use artificial intelligence? About 75% of the crowd raised their hands. For years, many have looked to AI and machine learning as keys to transforming healthcare, medical devices included. Today, we're seeing real ground broken, especially in diagnostics and software as a medical device (SaMD). Is AI really ready for prime time in medtech? The panelists in a discussi...
Source: MDDI - May 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What STDs can you get from oral sex?
There are many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that people can get as a result of having oral sex, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Learn about how people can transmit STDs orally, the symptoms they cause, and the available treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes heartburn and nausea?
Heartburn and nausea are both common digestive issues. They can occur together, especially if a person experiences indigestion. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why sleep is essential for health
Sleep is important for energy, avoiding weight gain, lowering the risk of heart disease, and reducing stress. Learn more about the importance of getting a good night ’s rest here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

AI+AR Equals Altoida ’s Alzheimer’s Detection Solution
Altoida is combining artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented reality to help detect Alzheimer’s disease. The Houston, TX-based company has struck a chord with venture capitalists, raising $6.3 million in a series A round. The financing was led by M Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of the science and technology company Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, with participation from Grey Sky Venture Partners, VI Partners AG, Alpana Ventures, and FYRFLY Venture Partners. The new capital will be used to further expand Altoida's presence worldwide with an immediate focus on commercializati...
Source: MDDI - May 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Assembly and Automation Source Type: news

CQC to overhaul learning disabilities regulation after scandal
A review is being held into the way specialist learning disabilities hospitals are regulated in a bid to protect further vulnerable adults from abuse. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 31, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence (AI)- and machine learning (ML)-based technologies have the potential to transform healthcare by deriving new and important insights from the vast amount of data generated during the delivery of healthcare every day
(Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - May 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

An Army Veteran Comes to Terms With Not Having PTSD
A reminder that popular tropes and easy assumptions about how trauma affects people often do not fit, and we all still have much to learn. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. J. Chivers Tags: Veterans United States Defense and Military Forces Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Grief (Emotion) Mental Health and Disorders Veterans Affairs Department Iraq Source Type: news

Broad Spectrum Vasopressors Broad Spectrum Vasopressors
Learn more about the concept of broad spectrum vasopressors -- and how this method may offer a new approach to the treatment of septic shock.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

AI may help reduce overdiagnosis of breast cancer
Utilizing both clinical and imaging data, a risk-assessment model based on...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: The top 4 priorities for AI research in medical imaging ISMRM: Personalized breast cancer screening is at hand Deep learning enhances breast cancer risk assessment Radiology is leading by example when it comes to AI SBI: AI improves DBT's performance in dense tissue (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best natural mosquito repellents?
Many people prefer to use natural mosquito repellents instead of chemical products. Options include citronella, peppermint, and lemongrass. Learn about the best natural mosquito repellents here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bites and Stings Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about popping joints
Joints may pop out of place for a variety of reasons, including injury. This popping is typically harmless in most cases. Certain conditions may make the feeling worse, however. Learn more about joint popping here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Chiaravalloti receives grant to study cognition and hemodynamics after spinal cord injury
(Kessler Foundation) This grant will enable Dr. Chiaravalloti's group to extend their research into the relationship between cardiovascular and cerebrovascular dysfunction and poorer cognitive performance in persons with spinal cord injury. 'Our research shows that deficits in learning and memory are prevalent in this population,' noted Dr. Chiaravalloti. 'Understanding how cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and cognitive function change over time in this population will help us develop ways to prevent or minimize the impact of these functional deficits.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news