Leveraging AI in suicide prevention Leveraging AI in suicide prevention has gained traction over the years. Data scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center created a machine-learning algorithm the uses hospital admissions data to predict suicide risk in patients. Facebook rolled out AI tools that assess text and video posts, dispatching first responders in dire situations that require intervention. … [Read more...] about How the Trevor Project is using AI to prevent LGBTQ suicides
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The demand for gold is sustained by diverse factors such as consumption in the form of jewellery, use of gold by various central banks as their reserve assets and as a hedging instrument against market, inflation and currency risks. These diverse sets of factors sustain the demand for gold in all economic conditions, and thereby help it play the role of a safe haven asset. … [Read more...] about What’s the best way to invest in gold now?
Protecting wild areas for biodiversity can also help prevent future pandemics; as habitat is lost, it forces animals in closer contact with humans, spreading disease. Some experts suggest that Brazil, where swaths of Amazonian rainforest are being lost now, could be the place where the next pandemic emerges. … [Read more...] about This interactive map shows the key places that must be protected to curb climate change
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Principal secy to PM Modi reviews COVID-19 response in India, calls for evidence-based preparedness
A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Opening places of worship with guidelines not practical: Maharashtra govt tells Bombay HC