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A new advanced AI can predict a 10-year risk of death resulting from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) with a single chest X-ray. The trailblazing study was presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. “Our deep learning model offers a potential solution for population-based opportunistic screening of cardiovascular disease risk
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A simulated driving program reduced inattention and risk of crashing among teens with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared with conventional driver’s training, according to a small study that used a program combining computer-based and driving simulator training. During 15-minute simulated drives, teens in the training group had a mean of 16.5 long glances (>2 seconds)
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In a new study published online today in JAMA Network Open, researchers used artificial intelligence to analyze more than 1.4 million electronic health record (HER) emails to physicians — and the results aren’t pretty. Among the emails, 43% were from patients; the remainder were mostly from other physicians or clinicians, or automated. The content of
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have begun inquiries into some of the people who gathered at weekend protests against COVID-19 curbs, people who were at the Beijing demonstrations told Reuters, as police remained out in numbers on the city’s streets. Two protesters told Reuters that callers identifying themselves as Beijing police officers asked them to
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You might want to take your vitamin D levels seriously. A new study has found low vitamin D levels are associated with premature death. Researchers from the University of South Australia (UniSA ) conducted the study — published in the journal Annals Of Internal Medicine – which found the severity of vitamin D deficiency was closely linked to
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While the world turns its attention to Qatar for the World Cup, the tiny Middle Eastern nation jutting into the Persian Gulf is more recognized in the medical research community for providing some of the earliest insights into vaccine efficacy, waning immunity, and reinfection during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a national healthcare system and a
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Regular medical masks might provide protection similar to that of N95 respirators in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers, according to the first randomized trial that tested the two types of masks head to head in the COVID-19 era. Owing to
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The study covered in this summary was published on ResearchSquare.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Patients with recent COVID-19 infection and cardiovascular (CV) comorbidities can show significantly reduced echocardiographic left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) values 3 months after the acute infection compared with patients with CV
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A new study has found that migraine has long-lasting effects on the brain that effectively change brain structure. What’s more, these changes are visible under an MRI scan. “In people with chronic migraine and episodic migraine without aura, there are significant changes in the perivascular spaces of a brain region called the centrum semiovale,” study
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The study covered in this summary was published on ResearchSquare.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaway Migraine attack frequency, not intensity or duration, is the dominating variable for lost productivity at work and at home. Why This Matters This study showed headache frequency was the most important predictor of
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LONDON — Highly processed foods meet the same criteria as tobacco for addiction, and labeling them as such might benefit public health, according to a new US study that proposes a set of criteria to assess the addictive potential of some foods. The research suggests that healthcare professionals are taking steps towards framing food addiction
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This year, the avian flu outbreak has killed around 50 million birds in the United States, setting a record for the deadliest flare-up in the country’s history.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported on Thanksgiving Thursday that the flu outbreak has wiped out 50.54 million birds, making it the worst animal-health disaster in the
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In this video, Victoria Male, PhD, of Imperial College London’s Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, highlights recent research on the effects of COVID-19 vaccination on menstruation. The following is a transcript of her remarks: We first started to think that there might be an impact of COVID vaccination on menstrual periods back in the
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