CHUM launches first French-language school of AI in medicine

(Aaron Derfel/ Montreal Gazette) — Striving to become a world leader in medical artificial intelligence, the Centre hospitalier de l’université de Montréal announced on Wednesday that it has founded the world’s first French-language school devoted to the study of the social, legal and ethical implications of AI in the health sector. Doctors and researchers at the CHUM […]

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Non-invasive neck scan shows promise for detecting cognitive decline years in advance

(Rich Haridy/ New Atlas) — New research from University College London suggests a quick ultrasound scan examining blood vessels in the neck may be able to effectively predict a person’s risk of developing cognitive decline more than 10 years before symptoms appear. The impressive long-term study began in 2002 with the researchers subjecting over 3,000 healthy […]

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New way to kill treatment-resistant cancer stem cells discovered

(Mario L. Major/ Interesting Engineering) — Cancer, despite the growing number of detection methods, among all the major illnesses ranks as one of the most difficult to fight, in large part due to the still-developing number of approaches, with some aimed at slowing them down, while others focused on killing them altogether. In the latter category, the […]

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5 signs you might have uterine fibroids

(Nataliya Stefanus/ Baltimore Post-Examiner) — When you hear the phrase uterine fibroids you can easily get scared, but these non-cancerous tumors are more common than you might think and less dangerous too. Many women don’t even know they have fibroids, because they can be asymptomatic. In fact, only a third of all women suffering from this condition […]

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Smoking, diabetes extra risky for women’s hearts

(Robert Preidt/ HealthDay) — Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure: all bad for the heart, but perhaps worse for women’s hearts than men’s, new research shows. Looking at data on 472,000 Britons ages 40 to 69, researchers found that all three of these heart disease risk factors increased the odds of heart attack for both sexes. But […]

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A new type of virus may help treat cancer

(Nancy Walker/ Reports Healthcare) — Cancer is a chronic disease killing millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is said to be the second leading cause of global deaths. Some of the most common types of cancer include lung cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer. Researchers all around the world […]

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Superbugs kill 33,000 in Europe every year

(Lianne Kolirin, CNN) — Superbugs are killing about 33,000 people in Europe every year, according to a new report. The “burden of infection” — measured in the number of cases, attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) — of these superbugs is equivalent to that of flu, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined, according to the European Centre […]

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Study: Morning people less likely to develop breast cancer

(Allen Cone/ UPI) — If a woman regularly wakes up early in the morning, she has up to a 48 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study in England. In addition, women who slept longer than seven to eight hours had a 20 percent increased risk per additional hour slept. The findings, […]

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Most women with incontinence skip the doctor

(Kara Gavin/ Futurity) — Nearly half of women older than 50 say they are sometimes incontinent—a problem that can range from a minor nuisance to a major issue, according to a new poll. Yet two-thirds of these women have not talked to a doctor about the sometimes embarrassing, little-discussed issue. And only 38 percent said they […]

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Glowing chemical ‘could aid brain cancer surgery’

(Alex Therrien/ BBC) — A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely, a trial suggests. Scientists gave people with suspected glioma a drink containing 5-ALA, a substance known to accumulate in fast-growing cancer cells. The pink glow the chemical causes was found in people with the most aggressive […]

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