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Early detection of Alzheimer’s possible through algorithm

A team of scientists from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has developed a software-based method of scanning electronic health records (EHRs) to estimate the risk that a healthy person will receive a dementia diagnosis in the future. Their algorithm uses machine learning to first build a list of key clinical terms associated with cognitive symptoms… Read More »

CDC says it’s made a breakthrough in finding possible cause of deadly vaping illness

U.S. health officials finally have a potential breakthrough in the vaping illness outbreak that’s killed at least 39 people, narrowing in on vitamin E acetate as a “potential toxin of concern,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday. The compound used in supplements, cosmetics and some vaping products was detected in all 29… Read More »

Chicago health systems weighing possible merger, Crain's says

Dive Brief: Rush Health and Swedish Covenant Health are in early stages of merger discussions, Crain’s Chicago Business reports. According to knowledgeable sources, Crain’s reports the talks are exploratory in nature with no guarantee that a deal with occur.  Rush, a three-hospital system that includes Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and two suburban hospitals,… Read More »

Overcoming traumas only possible through forgiveness, Turkish professor says

Each trauma is like a monkey on one’s back, which turns into a heavier burden if not resolved, a Turkish professor says, suggesting that the easiest way to resolve the problem is through forgiving. Professor Nevzat Tarhan, a renowned Turkish psychiatrist argues that the best way to overcome trauma is by focusing on the positive… Read More »