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AI Predicts Heart Attack

Early research shows promise in AI for predicting the risk of stroke or heart attack using one chest X-ray

Early research indicates that artificial intelligence could be used to predict the 10-year risk of dying from a stroke or heart attack from one chest X-ray. On Tuesday, the preliminary findings were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. The final draft of the research is still in progress and has …

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Innerworld Virtual Reality

Virtual reality apps that focus on mental health are now available, but the effectiveness of these apps is not known

Donkin Martinez, who lost his father to Covid last fall was overcome by grief. He turned to virtual reality as an outlet. The 24-year-old found himself in the emerging field of virtual mental healthcare. Innerworld offers peer-led support via its app and provides peer-led mental care. It is a metaverse that will bring CBT principles into …

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CDC Building

The government is cutting funding for community health groups that were crucial in the Covid-19 pandemic

The US government is making some of the largest investments in public health ever made, but grass-roots organizations working in underserved areas complain that they are being overlooked. These organizations claim they are particularly disappointed that the federal government relied upon them during the Covid-19 pandemic to encourage vaccinations and other mitigation measures. The US …

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Alzheimers Research

A clinical trial of an experimental drug shows that it slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, but there are safety concerns

New Phase 3 trial results show that lecanemab, an experimental drug, has “potential” to be used as an Alzheimer’s treatment. However, the findings raise safety concerns due to their association with serious adverse events. Lecanemab is one of the most experimental drugs for dementia that has been shown to slow cognitive decline. Two months ago, …

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