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Anticipating heart failure with machine learning – MIT News

A new algorithm developed at MIT CSAIL aims to distinguish between different pulmonary edema severity levels automatically by looking at a single X-ray image.

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Every year, roughly one out of eight U.S. deaths is caused at least in part by heart failure. One of acute heart failures most common warning signs is excess fluid in the lungs, a condition known as pulmonary edema. 
A patients exact level of excess fluid often dictates the doctors course of action, but making such determinations is difficult and requires clinicians to rely on subtle features in X-rays that sometimes lead to inconsistent diagnoses and treatment plans.
To better handle that kin…

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Europe is ‘paying for summer holidays with winter lockdowns’, says expert – Yahoo News Australia

Professor Devi Sridhar said Europe is “paying for summer holidays with winter lockdowns” after a study suggested a strain of coronavirus from Spain is causing UK…

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Europe is paying for summer holidays with winter lockdowns, a leading scientific expert has suggested.
Professor Devi Sridhar, scientific adviser to Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon, made the comment as she shared a new study that suggests that a coronavirus variant originating in Spanish farm workers now accounts for most UK cases.
Prof Sridhar shared a news story about the study, which has not yet been peer reviewed in a medical journal, with the comment: Europe paying for summer holidays…

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Beetroot peptide may be a good candidate for development of a drug to treat inflammatory diseases – News-Medical.net

In a recent study, a research group led by Christian Gruber at MedUni Vienna’s Institute of Pharmacology isolated a peptide (small protein molecule) from beetroot….

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020
In a recent study, a research group led by Christian Gruber at MedUni Vienna’s Institute of Pharmacology isolated a peptide (small protein molecule) from beetroot.
The peptide is able to inhibit a particular enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of messenger molecules in the body.
Due to its particularly stable molecular structure and pharmacological properties, the beetroot peptide may be a good candidate for development of a drug to treat certain…

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3 Major Differences Between Mail-Order and Orthodontist-Prescribed Teeth Aligners – POPSUGAR Health and Fitness Australia

Teeth-straightening methods like mail-in aligners and orthodontic braces seem similar, but dentist Dr. Geoffrey Morris says the two are very different.

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Metal braces fit with neon rubber bands (aka my middle-school vibe) aren’t the only teeth-straightening option nowadays. And as someone looking for a slightly subtler aligner, I’m thrilled. What’s hard is deciding between a mail-in retainer and an orthodontist-prescribed option.
To the untrained eye, mail-in aligners and orthodontic offerings seem similar, but cosmetic and restorative dentist Dr. Geoffrey R. Morris, DMD, said the two are actually very different.
Here’s what I’ve learned to be the…

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