News of Note

AI in Medicine

Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short, is pushing the boundaries of modern medicine by accurately detecting the early signs of lung cancer. By using a form of AI called a deep-learning algorithm, computers were trained to evaluate CT images in order to find malignant lung nodules.

Diet and Depression

We’ve heard that following a Mediterranean diet can go a long way in helping our physical health, but a recent study suggests it may go a long way in helping our mental health as well.

Prehistoric Bed Bugs

Here’s something none of us want in our home… bed bugs. These creepy little parasites measure about 5 or 6 millimeters in length and leave their victims with a nasty, itchy rash.

In an effort to understand more about these unwanted houseguests, a team of scientists from England, Germany and Norway spent 15 years traveling the globe collecting and comparing the DNA of dozens of bedbug species. Their findings surprised the scientific community.

Sedentary Trends

We all know that sitting too much is bad for our health, but just how many hours do we spend sitting each day? A recent study set out to answer that very question.

Glucosamine For Your Heart?

Glucosamine, a supplement that’s popular among people with bone and joint issues, may play a role in reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease.

A team of British scientists has completed a study which found that adults who habitually took glucosamine to relieve their osteoarthritis pain had a 15 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease events.