A new method that uses deep learning to analyze vast amounts of personal health record data could identify early signs of heart failure, researchers say. A paper, which appears in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), describes how the method addresses temporality in the data—something previously ignoredRead More →

Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76. His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in Cambridge. Hawking’s children, Lucy, RobertRead More →

Polished pates and thinning thatches may one day be a thing of the past, thanks to Japanese scientists who have developed a way to grow hair follicles at a record rate. The study used two kinds of cells placed in silicone containers to cultivate “hair follicle germs” – the sourcesRead More →

To mark World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization urges the adoption of healthy life styles as a way to lower cancer risks. WHO also emphasizes that early diagnosis and treatment for cancer can save many lives. #WorldCancerDay: Less than 30% of low-income countries have generally available diagnosis and treatmentRead More →

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on February 4. Reducing risk factors & early diagnosis are 🗝️ to beating cancer. Find out more on Sunday’s #WorldCancerDay: https://t.co/8Thc8LG2LHRead More →

Google is temporarily halting advertisements worldwide for addiction and rehabilitation centers, following a report last week showing it was acting as a platform for shady referral services earning huge undisclosed commissions. Essentially these ads, which commanded huge prices on Google’s networks, would show for people seeking addiction treatment; the helpRead More →