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Epiphany in Portugal: pipes, drums -- and cigarettes for the kids

Vale De Salgueiro - Bagpipes, drums -- and kids smoking cigarettes: in this Portuguese village, locals celebrate the Christian festival of Epiphany in a fashion that raises eyebrows elsewhere.

Healthcare leaks more of your data than hackers

Each week, it seems, a data breach news item hits the news. What might come as a surprise is that the biggest source of data leaks is not from hackers, but from healthcare providers, mostly due to unsecure systems.

Extent of HIV in the U.S. and how much it costs

How much do HIV infections cost the U.S. economy? What are the rates of HIV infection in the U.S. These questions, to mark World AIDS Day 2018, have been assessed by personal-finance website WalletHub.

No doctors, nurses or painkillers: surviving pregnancy in Venezuela

Ciudad Guayana - Yoli Cabeza was sent from one hospital to another before finally giving birth to her daughter Yusmari in the corridor of a maternity ward because her contractions came quicker than medical help.

Using AI-led predictive analysis to assess seniors’ health

A new study shows how predictive analytics is capable of reducing seniors’ urinary tract infection rates and sepsis. This is based on an artificial intelligence solution in the form of a wearable device.

Fresh concerns with Google’s health app

London - A health app called Streams, that was built by artificial intelligence company DeepMind, is to be operated by Google. This has sparked new data privacy concerns.

Addressing cybersecurity risks for data migration

One barrier to more innovative IT solutions is a concern within firms in relation to cybersecurity. There are solutions to this, such as the Stealth solution from Unisys which has been developed for the healthcare sector.

In the wrong direction? Rise of the uninsured

In the U.S. the proportion of the population who are uninsured is growing. At the end of 2016 the rate was 10.9 percent; by the end of 2017 this was up to 12.2 percent. New research reveals the state-by-state patterns.

More than half Venezuela's doctors emigrated since 2012: NGOs

Caracas - More than half Venezuela's doctors have been forced to flee the country's crushing economic and political crisis, according to a report by health NGOs released Thursday.

Asia tops World Bank ranking on support for children

Nusa Dua - Asian nations got the highest marks in a World Bank ranking launched Thursday that names and shames countries on how much they invest in their own children, saying neglect was dooming millions to sub-par lives.

Digital innovations for transforming healthcare

A new report surveys the continuing innovations with digital technology in the healthcare space, focusing in trends with artificial intelligence and machine learning. The survey has a focus towards genetic testing.

IoT is driving a home healthcare industry

According to a new report, the Internet of Medical Things is helping to drive the home healthcare industry into new innovations, clustered around wearables and e-skin devices.

AI in healthcare will reach $6.16 billion by 2022

A signal that healthcare is set to be heavily disrupted by artificial intelligence comes from a new report which indicates that AI for healthcare will be valued at $6.16 billion by 2022.

New group to explore AI benefits for discovering new medicines

Artificial intelligence has great potential for the development of new medicines, from screening molecules to develop new drugs to pinpointing process efficiencies. A new group aims to explore these potentials more fully.

Q&A: How technology helps build the modern hospital Special

MBI Group, a leading NYC construction firm, has recently won a bid to construct multiple patient care spaces across its New York City network of hospitals. To discover how modern technology assists with such projects, Alex Getelman provides an insight.

Hospitals band together and launch company to make generic drugs

Salt Lake City - On Thursday, seven health care systems and three philanthropic groups announced the formation of their own generic drug company, Civica Rx, to tackle chronic shortages and high prices.

Bolivia eyes universal health care for next year

La Paz - Bolivia will launch a universal health care program next year, socialist President Evo Morales said Wednesday.

Flexible wearable for smart drug delivery

A new flexible wearable, from South Korea, has been designed to allow for customize drug delivery upon diagnosis and to improve patient health.

Strategies for improving healthcare IoT

The Internet of Things is impacting on many industries, including healthcare. Each industry presents different challenges. A new survey offers advice for those working in the healthcare sector seeking to brig connected technologies on-line.

Essential Science: Killing bacteria with new biocide mist

The elimination of pathogenic bacteria is a key part of contamination control. However, many disinfectants are either not available in vapor form or they are harmful to users. A new ‘breathable mist’ offers a solution.

Best and worst U.S. states for healthcare revealed

The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on “2018’s Best & Worst States for Health Care”, examining for regional differences and differences across different demographic groups.

Drive to curb salt intake should focus on China: study

Paris - Salt consumption exceeds national and World Health Organization guidelines in most countries, but only the highest-sodium diets, such as in China, are linked to clear health risks, researchers said Friday.

AI and behavioral sciences to pair people with healthcare

Change Healthcare has developed a new solution that uses AI and behavioral sciences to accurately identify and pair the right people with the medical benefits suitable for them.

Expanding AI healthcare to the Asian market

Babylon Health has signed a $100 million licensing deal with Prudential Asia. This is to provide its artificial intelligence medical chat bot service to its health insurance customers. Similar deals are being undertaken by other insurance companies.

Artificial intelligence system develops drugs from scratch

The drug development process is a convoluted process with as many false starts as there are successes. A new research project has shown how artificial intelligence can help to accelerate the process.

Can intelligent chatbots improve healthcare? Q&A Special

AI is disrupting healthcare and medical practices need to understand the potential benefits in order to offer patients the most up-to-date care and stay relevant in the field. The company Medical Analysts for Software Advice provides advice in this field.

A road map for assessing blockchain health care startups

Blockchain-backed health care startups are all the rage right now, and a new open-source tool that tracks data about startups in the aim to help potential investors navigate the pile of startups clamouring for their time and money.

Knowledge College connects patients and insurance companies

Fellow Health Partners have announced the launch of the “Knowledge College.” This is designed to be a process of continuous, formal training intended to increase the successful interaction between patients and insurance companies, for U.S. healthcare.

FDA approves first marijuana-derived drug

Washington - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a medication called Epidiolex. This is the first FDA-approved drug derived from marijuana.

Q&A: Why AI is set to change healthcare Special

From image analysis to data management, artificial intelligence is reshaping healthcare. Darren Schulte from Apixio looks at some real-world examples, and the advantages and disadvantages.
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