Category: Health

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

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 suicide […]

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

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 from […]

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 […]