Category: Health

Google almost made 100,000 chest X-rays public — until it realized personal data could be exposed

Google almost made 100,000 chest X-rays public — until it realized personal data could be exposed

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Douglas MacMillan & Greg Bensinger | The Washington Post | Source URL Two days before Google was set to publicly post more than 100,000 images of human chest X-rays, the tech giant got a call from the National Institutes of Health, which had provided the images: Some of them […]

Americans are finding it HARDER to get sleep every year: Five million adults are tossing and turning more and struggling to stay asleep – and our smartphone use may be to blame, study says

Americans are finding it HARDER to get sleep every year: Five million adults are tossing and turning more and struggling to stay asleep – and our smartphone use may be to blame, study says

Powered by iSpeechMary Kekatos | Daily Mail | Source URL Americans are having a harder time falling asleep and staying asleep every year, a new study reveals. Researchers found that as many as five million US adults struggle to sleep peacefully throughout the night. Surprisingly, difficulty falling and staying asleep […]

Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans

iSpeech.org Search giant is amassing health records from Ascension facilities in 21 states; patients not yet informed Rob Copeland | The Wall Street Journal | Source URL Google is engaged with one of the U.S.’s largest health-care systems on a project to collect and crunch the detailed personal-health information of […]

Facebook says it is ‘tightening’ its policy on content relating to self-harm and suicide in an effort to protect users’ mental health

Facebook says it is ‘tightening’ its policy on content relating to self-harm and suicide in an effort to protect users’ mental health

iSpeech.org Daily Mail | Source URL Facebook said it will tighten its grip on content relating to suicide and self-harm in an effort to make the platform and its sister-site, Instagram, safer. In a blog post, Facebook announced several policy changes that will affect how content relating to self-harm and […]

Imaging Shows Brain Matter Alterations in U.S. Government Personnel Who Served in Cuba

Imaging Shows Brain Matter Alterations in U.S. Government Personnel Who Served in Cuba

iSpeech.org Global Health Newswire | Source URL Brain imaging of 40 U.S. government personnel who experienced a host of neurological symptoms after possible exposure of an unknown source while serving in Cuba revealed significant differences in brain tissue and connectivity when compared to healthy individuals, according to a new report […]

Machine Learning Predicts Kids at Risk of Not Getting Vaccinated

Machine Learning Predicts Kids at Risk of Not Getting Vaccinated

iSpeech.org Predictive computer models could prompt physicians to talk with families who are skeptical of vaccines Jeremy Hsu | IEEE Spectrum | Source URL Growing skepticism toward vaccines has sparked a flareup of measles outbreaks affecting New York City neighborhoods, cruise ships, international airports and even Google’s Mountain View headquarters. To help family physicians […]

Independent Media Journalist Allegedly Targeted by Chemical Weapons in Mexico

Independent Media Journalist Allegedly Targeted by Chemical Weapons in Mexico

iSpeech Activist Post | Source URL The Office for Protection from Chemical Weapons has refused to investigate allegations that chemical weapons have been used to attack an American in Latin America.  Janet Phelan is a journalist and author who fled the US following the cover-up of the murder of her […]

‘Alexa, find me a doctor’: Amazon’s digital assistant can now schedule doctor’s appointments, give prescription refill updates and even handle your private healthcare data

‘Alexa, find me a doctor’: Amazon’s digital assistant can now schedule doctor’s appointments, give prescription refill updates and even handle your private healthcare data

iSpeech Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | SourceURL Amazon’s digital assistant could soon do more than just turn on your lights or tell you the weather. The e-commerce giant has signaled a major leap into healthcare for Alexa, by rolling out an invite-only program for developers to create their own skills […]

‘They Can Do Whatever They Want To You,’ Says Woman Who Claims She’s Been ‘Brain-Mapped’ By Electronic Stalkers’

Text to Speech Dr. Phil Show | Source URL Debbie says she believes she is being “electronically harassed” by people who shock her with electricity, have “brain-mapped” her and project visions of aliens through her optic nerve.  “They can do whatever they want to you,” she claims.  “I know how […]