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05
May

Indigenous Doctors lead groundbreaking program to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specialist Trainees

Source: A new program aimed at the increasing number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors interested in undertaking non-GP specialist medical training, has secured funding in a first for the Australian medical workforce. This will see Indigenous non-GP medical specialists in Australia supported through a unique specialist trainee network, as well as a range...

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26
Apr

Life events that influence Estrogen levels may be linked to woman’s dementia risk in later life

Source: Life events that influence levels of the female hormone Estrogen may be linked to a woman’s risk of developing dementia in later life, according to new research. The analysis found that some reproductive events – like an early or late start to menstruation, early menopause and hysterectomy – were linked to higher risk of...

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26
Apr

How Artificial Intelligence is set to evolve in 2022

Source: AI researchers have started to show that there are ways to efficiently adapt AI training methods to changing environments or tasks, resulting in more robust agents. While AI still has a long way to go before anything like human-level intelligence is achieved, it hasn’t stopped the likes of Google, Facebook (Meta) and Amazon investing billions of dollars...

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18
Apr

Artificial sweeteners linked with a 13% higher risk of cancer

Source: A new observational study has found an association between the consumption of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and acesulfame-K, to cancer. The worldwide artificial sweetener market is estimated at $22.2 billion and rising, a nearly three-billion-dollar increase in the last 2 years alone.

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13
Apr

AI adoption is lagging in radiology and the rest of healthcare. 

Source: Adoption of Artificial intelligence appears to be lagging in radiology and the rest of healthcare. Experts with the influential Brookings Institution have a few theories why. The Washington-based research outfit pointed to U.S. job advertisements as potential proof of this slow rate of uptake. Typically, as technology evolves, labor demand adjusts to include the...

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07
Apr

AI companion tells stories to aid memory recollection, boost confidence in people with dementia

Source: Researchers at the National Robotarium are developing an artificial intelligence (AI) companion which will aid memory recollection, boost confidence and combat depression in people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.  

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21
Mar

For Stable Chest Pain, CT Stands Up to Invasive Coronary Angiography

Source: Aimed at people with persistent chest pain and an intermediate pretest probability of obstructive coronary artery disease. The DISCHARGE trial found, an initial CT strategy performed similarly to invasive coronary angiography for downstream cardiovascular outcomes.

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18
Mar

House Members Seek FDA Action on Bacterial Mitigation for Blood Platelets

Source: Several members of Congress are asking HHS and the FDA to allow hospitals to have more choice when it comes to ensuring their blood platelet donations are free of bacterial infection.

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16
Mar

Long-Haul COVID-19: Gut Microbiome May Hold the Key

Source: A patient’s gut microbiome may be linked to the risk of developing long-haul COVID-19 after initial infection with SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published online in the journal Gut.

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14
Mar

Telemedicine: Changing the Management of Chronic Pain

Source: Individuals living with chronic pain are greatly benefiting from experts who are treating them from their living rooms via telemedicine.

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