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A smartphone app that lets users check the eyes of newborn babies for jaundice may be an effective, low-cost way of identifying which cases need treatment, scientists reported March 2.
Disease outbreaks like the coronavirus often unfold too quickly for scientists to find a cure. But in the future, artificial intelligence could help researchers do a better job.
For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, millions of people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and planes as the first wave of China’s great Lunar New Year migration broke across the nation. Some carried with them the new virus that has since claimed over 800 lives and sickened more than 37,000 people.
Artificial intelligence has come to medicine but are patients being put at risk?
MIT engineers have devised a novel way to record a patient's immunisation history.
Walking, talking holograms have been a staple of sci-fi films since Princess Leia was magically brought to life in Star Wars.
Nanorobots on track to revolutionise disease treatment, making 1960s sci-fi movie a reality within a decade
The tiny robots are able to move within a patient’s body to treat tumours. A major challenge is how to make the tiny machines move against the blood flow.
The French tetraplegic man who has been able to walk again using a pioneering four-limb robotic system, or exoskeleton, said walking was a major feat for him after being immobile for years.
Researchers around the United States are studying virtual reality’s role in senior care in many ways, including to see if it can help improve elderly patients’ cognition, loneliness, help with mobility issues or to better detect the onset of dementia or other health problems.
When Amazon joined Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase last year in establishing a joint venture aimed at overhauling the US healthcare system, people could only guess as to what the three corporate behemoths had in mind.