medicine

Researchers develop an AI system with near-perfect seizure prediction

We've seen a smart arm bracelet that can predict nightly seizures, but now a pair of researchers have created something even more promising: an AI system that can predict epileptic seizures with 99.6-percent accuracy. Even better, it can do so up to… Source: Engadget | Researchers develop an AI system with near-perfect seizure prediction

In-brain electrodes are the latest weapon against opioid addiction

Researchers at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) and West Virginia University Medicine are conducting the first clinical trial in the US that uses deep brain stimulation to treat opioid addiction. The procedure is… Source: Engadget | In-brain electrodes are the latest weapon against opioid addiction

CVS starts delivering prescriptions to homes via UPS drones

It didn't take long for UPS and CVS to start delivering prescriptions by drone. The two have confirmed that they completed their first paid home deliveries of prescriptions, hauling medicine to two homes (one of which was a retirement community) in C… Source: Engadget | CVS starts delivering prescriptions to homes via UPS drones

Google wants to give doctors web-like searches for medical records

Google made much ado of its recently created Health unit, but it didn't offer much insight into what that division would actually… well, do. Now, however, it's considerably clearer. Google Health lead David Feinberg and CNBC sources have outlined… Source: Engadget | Google wants to give doctors web-like searches for medical records

China tells online stores to stop selling e-cigarettes

E-cigarette sales bans are quickly becoming an international phenomenon. China's tobacco regulators have asked online shopping companies to "temporarily" close online stores that sell e-cigarettes — effectively, it's banning e-cig sales on the inte… Source: Engadget | China tells online stores to stop selling e-cigarettes

Healthcare risk algorithm had 'significant racial bias'

There's more evidence of algorithms demonstrating racial bias. Researchers have determined that a "widely used" risk prediction algorithm from a major (but unnamed) healthcare provider had a "significant racial bias." While it didn't directly consi… Source: Engadget | Healthcare risk algorithm had 'significant racial bias'

AI can help doctors spot brain hemorrhages faster

AI is already capable of discovering medical conditions with a high degree of accuracy. However, brain hemorrhages are particularly challenging — false positives slow things down, while missing even a tiny hemorrhage could be deadly. The technolog… Source: Engadget | AI can help doctors spot brain hemorrhages faster

Intel wants to use AI to reconnect damaged spinal nerves

AI's use in medicine could soon extend to one of the medical world's toughest challenges: helping the paralyzed regain movement. Intel and Brown University have started work on a DARPA-backed Intelligent Spine Interface project that would use AI to… Source: Engadget | Intel wants to use AI to reconnect damaged spinal nerves

The Trump administration plans to ban flavored e-cigs to curb teen vaping

The Trump administration announced today that it may ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in an attempt to curb teen vaping, The New York Times reports. In a press release, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shared that the FDA p… Source: Engadget | The Trump administration plans to ban flavored e-cigs …

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Form's Swim Goggles display heart rate data in the pool

You might have thought Form already perfected the Swim Goggles, but the company is about to add another welcomed feature: heart rate tracking. Today, Form announced that it's teamed up with the fitness wearable company Polar to introduce the heart ra… Source: Engadget | Form's Swim Goggles display heart rate data in the pool

Apple Watch may get sleep tracking as soon as next week

The Apple Watch might include sleep tracking sooner than you think. Sources talking to 9to5Mac claim to have significant details as to how the health feature will work, with word that it might be announced "as early as next week" at the September 10… Source: Engadget | Apple Watch may get sleep tracking as soon …

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Microfluidic sensor could spot life-threatening sepsis in minutes

Sepsis (where your immune system starts a chain of inflammation reactions) is potentially deadly, especially if septic shock leads your organs to fail, but diagnosing that in a timely fashion is still difficult or requires an unwieldy device. Thankf… Source: Engadget | Microfluidic sensor could spot life-threatening sepsis in minutes

Study finds changes in Cuban diplomats' brains, but no sign of attack

Scientists are still unsure of why a group of US diplomats in Cuba experienced mysterious neurological symptoms, but they're still looking for answers. A new study published today in JAMA by the University of Pennsylvania reveals that brain changes w… Source: Engadget | Study finds changes in Cuban diplomats' brains, but no sign of attack

Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

Alphabet's Verily isn't done finding new places for its health-oriented wearable tech. CNBC sources claim the firm has developed prototype smart shoes that measure movement and weight, and could detect when you've fallen — not a novel concept, but s… Source: Engadget | Alphabet is exploring smart shoes that know when you fall

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