Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Health | A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A. Advertisement Supported by Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer. ByDenise Grady May 20, 2019 Computers were as good or better than doctors at detecting tiny lung cancers on CT scans, in a study by researchers from Google and several medical centers. The technology is a work in progress, not ready for widespread use, but the new report, published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, offers a glimpse of the future of artificial intelligence in medicine. One of the most promising areas is recognizing patterns and interpreting images — the same skills that humans use to read microscope slides, X-rays, M.R.I.s and other medical scans. By feeding huge amounts of data from … [Read more...] about A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.
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As the cold, winter months begin to wind down and allergy season begins, it’s almost impossible to avoid the echoes of coughing. Fortunately, persistent coughs aren’t typically dire, and can usually be attributed to the common cold, poor air quality, or even a favorite pet. But how can we differentiate these everyday respiratory irritations from more alarming afflictions? Before panicking, doctors recommend asking a few key questions — has the cough lasted longer than five weeks? Is it getting worse? Does the cough produce blood? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, seek medical attention, and consider asking a doctor about the following conditions. Asthma Though asthma typically presents itself in childhood, adult onset asthma does appear in about nine percent of American adults. Those experiencing obesity are more likely to be diagnosed with adult asthma, and make up about 11 percent of the adult asthma population. Here are a few … [Read more...] about Harmless cough or something more serious?
Whitney Houston. Prince. Michael Jackson. These are some of the recent musical superstars who seemed to have passed just too soon. And the latest performer to meet an untimely demise was a new, emerging star–Janice Freeman. A contestant on the TV singing competition show, The Voice, Freeman was a fan favorite who was said to have “stunned” the shows judges with her amazing vocal talent. Sadly, Freeman died from a blood clot as a result of a severe case of pneumonia. She was only 33-years-old. So much black musical talent has been lost at young ages. It’s easy to muse over what these superstars could have gone on to achieve in their already stellar careers, had the universe extended them more time. Here is a list of other black artists who were gone too soon (name and age at the time of death are listed). 15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young 1. Aaliyah Haughton, 22 (Wikimedia) Just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah was just hitting her stride as … [Read more...] about 15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young
There is no cure for cancer, but there are many ways we can reduce our risk of developing some types of the deadly class of diseases. Some of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risk include staying active, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight, especially around your waistline. Fortunately, many of the behaviours that help keep us trim, like eating plants, are also great cancer-fighters. Cancer is a dangerous and common class of diseases: it’s the second-leading cause of death in the US, and you probably know at least a few people who have been diagnosed. More than 15.5 million Americans – nearly one in 20 – have had cancer in the past or currently do, according to the American Cancer Society. Yet nearly half of US cancer cases and deaths are linked to preventable risk factors. Similarly,experts in the UK estimate that 4 in 10 cancer cases there are preventable with lifestyle changes. Cancer fundamentally messes with the way our bodies … [Read more...] about 32 of the most scientifically sound things you can do right now to reduce your risk of developing cancer
Cancer is the second most common cause of death worldwide. Despite an increase in cancer awareness, there is still a lot of misinformation about the disease. INSIDER spoke to medical experts to debunk some common myths about cancer, cancer treatment, and what patients need. Cancer affects millions of people every year. In 2017, a CBS poll found that more than half of all US residents had a family member who had been diagnosed with some form of cancer. That means nearly all Americans have a connection to the disease, whether it’s through themselves, family, or friends. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are more than 100 diagnosable variations of cancer. And though there have been tremendous medical advances in treatments, most cases have no definitive cure. Although there are many events that promote education about the disease and advocate for people with it, there’s still a lot the general public is unaware of when it comes to cancer. INSIDER spoke … [Read more...] about 16 things you’re getting wrong about cancer, according to experts