medicine

America's deadly obesity epidemic

Posted in Medicine on 13th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

A public health emergency is shortening lives and supersizing health-care costs.

Smartphone app can detect eye diseases in children with 80 percent accuracy

Posted in Hardware, Medicine, Software on 4th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

An app designed to detect early signs of several eye diseases in children has surpassed an 80 percent accuracy threshold equaling the sensitivity of devices used by trained ophthalmologists.

Schizophrenia as whole-body disorder – the 100-year-old idea only now being proven

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

For some time, scientists have observed strong associations between schizophrenia and poor physical health.

Eko raises $20 million for AI heart disease monitoring and detection solutions

Posted in Business, Medicine on 25th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

Heart disease is a silent and often costly killer. About 610,000 people die of it in the U.S. each year, putting it at the top of the leading causes of death for women and men.

The First Evidence That Drugs Could Turn Back the Clock on Our Biological Age

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

While not a massive change, the results caught the team off guard. “I’d expected to see slowing down of the clock, but not a reversal,” said Horvath. “That felt kind of futuristic.”