Category: Health

Machine Learning Predicts Kids at Risk of Not Getting Vaccinated

Machine Learning Predicts Kids at Risk of Not Getting Vaccinated

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 reach […]

Independent Media Journalist Allegedly Targeted by Chemical Weapons in Mexico

Independent Media Journalist Allegedly Targeted by Chemical Weapons in Mexico

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 mother, […]

‘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

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 around […]

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

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 crazy it sounds […]

Artificial intelligence can detect Alzheimer’s in brain scans six years before a diagnosis

Artificial intelligence can detect Alzheimer’s in brain scans six years before a diagnosis

Melissa Locker | Fast Company | Source URL Artificial intelligence could one day change the lives of people facing an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, according to a new study by researchers at UC, San Francisco. “One of the difficulties with Alzheimer’s disease is that by the time all the clinical symptoms manifest […]

Human rights body calls on US school to ban electric shocks on children

Ed Pilkington | The Guardian | Source URL Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued a notice to the Judge Rotenberg Center to immediately stop the shocks An international body entrusted with upholding human rights across the Americas has called for an immediate ban on the controversial use of electric shocks […]