Despite major advances in treatment and diagnosis over the past decades, cancer still ranks as a leading cause of mortality and a major impediment to extending life expectancy worldwide. Artificial intelligence’s future involvement in healthcare, particularly in the detection and treatment of cancer, is anticipated to take a variety of forms, ranging from identifying a
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While robots are becoming increasingly sophisticated to perform more and more tasks typically reserved for humans, one thing they haven’t quite mastered is social skills. That could change in the future with help from new technologies like the one recently developed by researchers at MIT. A team at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
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Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is revising the current Global Testing Order to shorten the timeline for required testing for all international air travelers to one day before departure to the United States. This revision strengthens already robust protocols in place for international travel, including requirements for foreign travelers to be
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Baxter International is one step closer in its bid to acquire Hillrom. On Thursday, Hillrom said its shareholders voted to approve the pending $12.4 billion or $156 per share acquisition. The deal is expected to close in 2021 or early 2022. “The strong support of our investors over the years and in today’s shareholder vote
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A full and varied diet is an important factor in the treatment of COVID-19. However, quarantine restrictions can make it difficult to purchase products, and it becomes more difficult to follow the recommendations. RUDN University doctors interviewed colleagues from 17 medical institutions in Vietnam and Indonesia to compare this effect in countries with different numbers
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The onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), led to intensive efforts to develop effective and safe vaccines against the virus and arrest its spread. The earliest to be developed were the BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 vaccines, from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, respectively, both based on
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Latest Men’s Health News By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) Vaping can be tough on the lungs, but new research warns of another possible danger to men: It may more than double the risk for erectile dysfunction. After tracking erectile dysfunction (ED) risk among nearly 25,000 men aged 20 and
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When it comes to determining when vaccine boosters and pandemic policy interventions should occur, understanding the duration and effectiveness of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and vaccination is imperative. Researchers examined this in a large prospective cohort of UK healthcare workers undergoing routine PCR testing. In real-world studies, the short-term effectiveness of
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Johns Hopkins University is excited to bring a pop-up ice rink experience to the Homewood campus for JHU faculty, staff, and students as well as special weekend hours for the local Baltimore community in early 2022. Learn more at https://www.jhu.edu/johns-hopkins-ice-rink-at-homewood/ – – – Video by Patrick Ridgely and Roy Henry Johns Hopkins University Office of
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Mira is a medical device company based in California specializing in technology that helps women maximize their chances of conception and monitor their reproductive health. Fertility problems are on the rise, with sperm counts dropping and many couples having difficulties conceiving. Technology can assist in maximizing the potential of conception by allowing women to track
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Becton, Dickinson, and Company (BD) is one of a handful of medtech companies in 2021 that has been busy on the M&A trail. BD said it is eyeing the chronic venous insuffiency (CVI) treatment market with its latest acquisition. The Franklin Lakes, NJ-based company said it was acquiring Venclose for an undisclosed sum in a
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Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) Stop that racket! A screeching rubber chicken tops this year’s list of noisy toys that pose a threat to children’s hearing. The Sight & Hearing Association’s annual Noisy Toys List for 2021 includes toys that tested louder than 85 decibels (dB), which is the U.S.
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