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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists remain vigilant for new COVID-19 variants while improving the ability to predict complications

Regular life may have resumed for most people, but the pandemic rumbles on as researchers keep a watch on new variants and increase efforts to better identify patients at risk.


Artificial intelligence system predicts consequences of gene modifications

Researchers at Gladstone Institutes, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have turned to artificial intelligence (AI) to help them understand how large networks of interconnected human ...


Research highlights global impact of smokeless tobacco use

A team from the University of York and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), in collaboration with the ASTRA (Addressing Smokeless Tobacco and Building Research Capacity in South Asia) consortium, conducted a comprehensive ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Deep learning model may predict preterm births as early as 31 weeks

Preterm birth, which occurs when a baby is born before 37 weeks of gestation, affects nearly 10% of pregnancies worldwide, and rates are on the rise. Researchers in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University ...

Health informatics

Study explores smartwatch potential in health care

Smartwatches could soon benefit overstretched health practitioners and their patients, says Business School researcher Ruhi Bajaj, lead author of a preliminary study exploring the potential role of such devices in health ...


Steady rise in children's firearm injuries over past five years

The rate of children's firearm injuries has risen steadily over the past five years, and particularly after the stay at home order took effect during the pandemic, reveals an audit of these injuries in the Chicago metropolitan ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New framework for defining long COVID highlights 12 signature symptoms

Long COVID, or Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), includes a wide range of symptoms that present or persist more than 30 days after COVID-19 infection. With over 650 million people globally having been infected ...