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Aspirin may be 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes

Edinburgh - People who have suffered a stroke can reduce the risk of a future strike by taking aspirin each day, according to a new study. As aspirin thins the blood, some medics had previously been cautious about recommending the drug to patients.

Breakthrough military study results for concussion announced

New research on the first highly-scalable intervention for mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI) -- commonly from concussions and blast exposures -- has been presented at the 9th Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference in Washington, D.C

Essential Science: Big data assists with personal health metrics

Big data analytics can play a significant role in assessing human biology and health. But how significant? To assess the extent that digital data capture and analysis can assist scientists, a new study has assessed health data over several years.

Opening the blood-brain barrier for Alzheimer's research

A new clinical trial is investigating opening up the blood-brain barrier in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. The trial will explore the benefits of low-intensity ultrasound.

Essential Science: Breakthrough for patients with pneumonia

New research, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, presents the first clinical results with CAL02 in patients suffering from severe pneumonia, the first cause of infectious mortality in the world.

Artificial intelligence assesses PSTD by analysing voice patterns

Artificial intelligence can be used to assess whether a person is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder through an analysis of the subject’s voice patterns, noting and processing any variations to predict the medical diagnosis.

Sleep patterns for high-school and college students revealed

High school vs. college – what is the difference when it comes to sleep? According to new internal data from Sleep Cycle, college students go to bed much later than high schoolers during the school year and also wake up later. Does this matter?

Virtual reality assists with the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

A new study shows how virtual reality can assist Parkinson's disease patients. The research demonstrates how training in virtual environment helps people to improve their balance and to avoid obstacles when walking.

Best and worst U.S. states for children’s healthcare identified

The U.S. is marking ‘Every Kid Healthy Week’, which runs from April 22. While the nationwide campaign is important, a review of state-by-state data reveals disparity in terms of child welfare, according to WalletHub.

Q&A: How AI can be a lifeline for overworked radiologists Special

Artificial intelligence can analyze hundreds of images in a matter of minutes and triage abnormalities so that radiologists can prioritize potentially critical cases and save lives. An expert from the startup Aidoc discusses the potential.

Essential Science: Gum bacteria implicated in Alzheimer's disease

The bacteria that inhabit the mouth, and especially the gums, if imbalanced can lead to some species dominating others. In these circumstances, there may be a connection with diseases like Alzheimer’s, according to a new study.

Gene editing CRISPR treats lethal lung diseases before birth

Scientists in the U.S. have used the gene editing tool CRISPR in order to treat lethal lung diseases, before birth. This proof-of-concept study could lead to several inherited genetic diseases being addressed.

DHS sends out cyber warning about medical devices Special

Following new independent research, the Department of Homeland Security has re-issued a warning about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices. Dr. May Wang explains more about the issues behind the warning.

Endolysin technology looks set to replace antibiotics

The biotechnology company Micreos has raised €30 Million in funding for endolysin technology, a medical technology that could be set to replace antibiotics and overcome some of the challenges of antimicrobial resistance.

AI-powered digital treatment can aid COPD treatment: Study

Could an AI-powered digital approach successfully treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? According to WHO, COPD will be the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030.

Q&A: Minimizing waste in the medical supply chain Special

Waste is a big issue in the medical industry where supplies are often bought in bulk and deemed useless prior to their expiration dates. The company H-source have designed a web-based platform to drive purchasing efficiencies.

Graphene helps to repair broken bones

Researchers have successfully used phosphate graphene as a scaffold, enabling the body's own cells to rapidly reform the missing or damaged bone and hence to promote bone healing.

AmazonSmile supports funding of anti-vaccine groups

Despite the scientific consensus in favour of vaccines, Amazon's charitable arm appears to be supporting some anti-vaccine campaign groups via the AmazonSmile Foundation.

Essential science: Link between heart disease and climate change

It may not seem the most immediate connection, but new medical research has drawn a connection between climate change and an increase in the proportion of babies born with heart defects.

Essential Science: AI can reduce X-ray screening times

A new study shows how machine learning can be applied to reduce the amount of time needed to process abnormal chest X-rays. The system was developed through reviewing thousands of medical images.

Key trends shaping digital health

The healthcare sector has been subject to a rocky disruption during the past decade due to the advent of new digital technologies. The application of wearable monitors and artificial intelligence are changing the way human health is assessed.

Project aims to grow human organs in space

There is a shortage of organs patients worldwide. This has led to developments with lab-grown organs, but these are hampered by various factors. Growing organs in micro-gravity may be the answer.

New materials promote natural healing methods

London - Medical researchers have demonstrated how the use of new materials can be used to treat wounds by enhancing the body's natural healing processes.

Q&A: New robotics being adopted for physical therapy Special

The robotics company BIONIK Laboratories is to work with Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services on 21 BIONIK InMotion Arm Robotic Systems to help patients regain mobility. CEO Eric Dusseux discusses how robots can assist with physical therapy.

Soundwaves used to levitate objects to improve surgery

Bristol - Researchers have successfully used soundwaves to levitate multiple objects, paving the way for the technology to be used for techniques like surgery, enabling medics to undertake procedures without having to touch parts of the patient directly.

AI program aims to power-up medical research

A new venture called the Open aiForward program has called upon medical researchers to ‘power up’ and advance research into new medicines and diseases using artificial intelligence for no additional cost.

Could a machine replace a doctor?

Whether an artificial intelligence could replace a medical doctor is both a matter for future conjecture and a hotly contested subject. According to one scientist, technology may have the potential to be more accurate than doctors at making diagnoses.

Schizophrenia symptoms alleviated in new model

Scientists have succeeded in alleviating schizophrenia symptoms using a mouse models. This involved restoring brain cell receptors, which was demonstrated to help to restore ‘normal behavior’.

Essential Science: Skin sensor can measure oxygen in the body

A new sensor can monitor oxygen levels inside the human body, by scanning the surface of the skin. The new device can be used to track the progress of oxygenation in relation to healing wounds in real time, providing valuable medical data.

Plant based compound acts as anti-venom treatment

Researchers have discovered that a flavonoid found in plants is effective as acting as an anti-venom compound against the toxin from the South American pit viper Bothrops jaraca. This could become the basis of a new medicine.
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