Susan Decker Bloomberg News Published 8:50 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 Diabetes treatment has evolved since Mary Fortune was diagnosed in 1967 and hospitalized because there was no reliable way to monitor her blood sugar. These days, a glucose skin patch transmits her levels day and night to her iPhone and shares the data with others. Fortune and other diabetics are benefiting from an explosion in technology and innovation, from under-the-skin sensors that eliminate the need for painful finger pricks, to smartphone alerts when glucose levels rise too high. But the technology, and its integration with mobile devices, has brought the types of lawsuits typically seen by Silicon Valley companies. For glucose monitors alone, the number of published patent applications has grown steadily for a decade and has accelerated significantly since 2015, according to an analysis by the research firm Patinformatics. More than 880 patent applications related to glucose monitoring have been published … [Read more...] about Lawsuits rise with explosion in diabetes care options
Leading cause of death in the u s
Suicide now ranks in the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. In 2015, 44,193 Americans died by their own hand. That was more than the number killed in motor vehicle accidents (37,757) and over twice the number who died through homicide (17,793). The number of suicides per 100,000 Americans rose 30.4 percent between 1999 and 2015. The increase has not been uniform across all demographic groups. Those in midlife had the largest uptick in suicide. For example, for those ages 45 to 54, the rate increased from 13.9 persons that age to 20.3, or 46 percent, during that period.The Conversation/CC-BY-ND However, suicide rates in other developed nations have generally fallen. According to the World Health Organization, suicide rates fell in 12 of 13 Western European between 2000 and 2012. Generally, this drop was 20 percent or more. For example, in Austria the suicide rate dropped from 16.4 to 11.5, or a decline of 29.7 percent. There has been little systematic research explaining the … [Read more...] about Why is suicide on the rise in the U.S. – but falling in most of Europe?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Wonkblog Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Christopher Ingraham May 24 at 2:38 PM Email the author Rossen et. al./The Washington Post Suicide rates are on the rise across the nation but nowhere more so than in rural counties, according to a new study by a team of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers. The study maps, in unprecedented detail, county-level changes in suicide rates between 2005 and 2015. The animation above, generated from figures in the report, shows a persistent, nationwide … [Read more...] about Mapping the rising tide of suicide deaths across the United States
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2018--Viz.ai, Inc., an applied artificial intelligence healthcare company, announced today that new data on its approved and investigational technologies for acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke will be presented during the 4 th European Stroke Organization Conference (ESOC) from May 16-18 in Gothenburg, Sweden.These data will reinforce the efficacy and safety of the Viz LVO deep learning, artificial intelligence algorithm. These data will serve to further expand the clinical use case to additional neurological disease states which benefit from expediting the identification and evaluation of imaging analysis.“Our deep learning, artificial intelligence platform shows how the technology can be used in the clinical setting with automated large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke identification, stroke triage and LVO notification, CT perfusion imaging analysis, patient selection, HIPAA compliant communication, mobile medical image viewing and … [Read more...] about Viz.ai to Present Expanded Data on ALADIN and New Data on ADVANCE Expanding Its Stroke Pipeline at the 2018 ESOC
Photo: The New England Journal Of Medicine The New England Journal of Medicine takes a look at the leading causes of death in the U.S. from 1900 to 2010.The change is interesting, as is our ever-increasing longevity–something that scientists think may now reverse as a result of the global obesity epidemic. … [Read more...] about WHAT KILLS US: The Leading Causes Of Death From 1900-2010