medicine

Google attempts to protect users from sketchy stem cell clinics

Enlarge / Google logo seen during Google Developer Days (GDD) in Shanghai, China, September 2019. Lyu Liang | VCG | Getty Images Transplanted stem cells can be as lifesaving as donated organs, but the Food and Drug Administration in September warned consumers that some stem cell clinics only pretend to be in the business of …

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CT scans confirm 17th-century medical mannikins are mostly made of ivory

Enlarge / An ivory manikin after removal of the abdominal and chest wall, ribs, and part of the uterus. Internal organs such as the lungs, intestines, as well as a fetus inside the uterus are visible. F.R. Schwartz/Duke University/RSNA Researchers at Duke University have completed digital scans of small medical manikins and identified the materials …

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New antibiotic found in bacteria inside a worm inside an insect egg

Enlarge BSIP/Universal Images Group The last antibiotics generated against Gram-negative bacteria—which tend to be the more dangerous type—were developed in the 1960s. Thanks to the rise of antibiotic resistance, we need more. But rather than going through the trouble of trying to make our own, scientists have looked to other species that might need to …

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China’s Zhejiang Processes $6M via DLT Medical Billing Platform

China’s Zhejiang province has processed nearly $6 million via a blockchain medical billing platform using Ant Financial’s blockchain technology, Chinese publication QNSB reports on Nov. 18. Successfully piloted in 2018, the blockchain-enabled platform allows citizens to make doctor’s appointments, get prescriptions as well as pay, record and store their medical bills online. At a local …

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Researchers develop an AI system with near-perfect seizure prediction

Sponsored Links mr.suphachai praserdumrongchai via Getty Images We’ve seen a smart arm bracelet that can predict nightly seizures, but now a pair of researchers have created something even more promising: an AI system that can predict epileptic seizures with 99.6-percent accuracy. Even better, it can do so up to an hour before they occur. As …

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Google’s patient data project ‘Nightingale’ is under investigation

Sponsored Links Sergey Tinyakov via Getty Images Well, that didn’t take long. Shortly after The Wall Street Journal blew the lid off Project Nightingale, regulators have announced that they’ll start looking into Google’s partnership with Ascension, the second-largest health system in the US. According to WSJ, the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of …

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Microsoft AI helps diagnose cervical cancer faster

Sponsored Links Chinnapong via Getty Images In some cases, AI-assisted cancer detection might be more than a convenience — it could be the key to getting a diagnosis in the first place. Microsoft and SRL Diagnostics have developed an AI tool that helps detect cervical cancer, freeing doctors in India and other countries where the …

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‘Desert Bus’ video game charity has raised nearly $80,000

Sponsored Links Desert Bus For Hope Each year a group of selfless volunteers agrees to play what some call the world’s most boring video game for hours on end in an attempt to raise money for the Child’s Play hospital charity. Now in its 13th year, the Desert Bus for Hope fundraiser kicked off today. …

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Juul stops selling mint-flavored vapes

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Juul will stop selling mint-flavored vape products in the US. The company says it’s pulling mint pods from its website, as well as no longer taking new orders from retailers. As of this article, the company only sells three flavors: Classic tobacco, Virginia tobacco and menthol. Juul says it made the …

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Costco and Instacart are testing one-hour prescription deliveries

Sponsored Links Roberto Machado Noa via Getty Images People on the west coast who need medication quickly might be able to get their medication delivered within 60 minutes. Costco and Instacart are testing one-hour prescription deliveries in Washington and California. Delivery to homes or offices is free for Costco members on orders over $35, CNBC …

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