Category: Health

Lawmakers Push Again for Info on Google Collecting Patient Data

Lawmakers Push Again for Info on Google Collecting Patient Data

iSpeech Sens. Blumenthal, Cassidy and Warren say questions remain unanswered on the tech giant’s health-care project known as ‘Project Nightingale’ Rob Copeland  | The Wall Street Journal | Source URL A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators pushed again for answers on Google’s controversial “Project Nightingale,” saying the search giant evaded […]

UN report shines light on psychological torture

iSpeech.org Mia Swart | Al-Jazeera | Source URL A new United Nations report has set out a comprehensive definition of psychological torture for the first time. An advance, unedited version of the report – titled Torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment – which was released late on Monday, gives a comprehensive legal framework […]

China’s facial recognition systems are evolving to recognise people with partially covered faces as coronavirus outbreak prompts huge increase in the number wearing masks

Text to Speech Voices Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Chinese companies specialising in facial recognition have upgraded the technology to identify people wearing masks in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Chinese company SenseTime, described as ‘the most valuable AI startup in the world’ and worth […]

Scientists are developing a ‘smart TOILET’ that samples urine to detect illnesses before you have symptoms – but it comes with privacy risks

Scientists are developing a ‘smart TOILET’ that samples urine to detect illnesses before you have symptoms – but it comes with privacy risks

high definition text to speech Stacy Liberatore | The Daily Mail | Source URL Smart toilets may help doctors better understand your health, but the technology can also let anyone pry into your personal life. Because the urine analysis is sent to a physician’s office, an employee or online hacker […]

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 […]