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Using machine learning to derive different causes from the same symptoms

Machine learning is playing an ever-increasing role in biomedical research. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed a new method of using molecular data to extract subtypes of illnesses. ...

Diabetes

Early prediction of diabetes using AI

Artificial intelligence can be used to predict the onset of diabetes mellitus given sufficient patient information according to work published in the International Journal of Business Intelligence and Systems Engineering.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Marginalized communities of color face high COVID-19 risk

Although everyone has been affected by COVID-19 and the pandemic it spawned, not all populations have been affected equally. In the United States, for example, COVID-19 cases and death rates have been disproportionately high ...

Health

Several health indicators differ for LBG, heterosexual adults

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults differ from heterosexual adults on several health indicators, according to a study published online May 25 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Computer model predicts dominant SARS-CoV-2 variants

Scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a machine-learning model that can analyze millions of SARS-CoV-2 genomes and predict which viral variants ...

Medical economics

Health dataset seeks to represent all demographic groups

Although big data is revolutionizing health care, its potential has been limited by underrepresentation of vulnerable populations, including marginalized racial and socioeconomic groups that are at higher risk for poor health ...

Pediatrics

Rheumatology practice at or above prepandemic levels

Rheumatology patient care has largely rebounded from the pandemic, with a lingering shift toward continuing telemedicine visits, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics ...

Medications

Detecting drug-drug interactions with a deep-learning algorithm

Research into neural networks could lead to the identification of unexpected and potentially hazardous interactions between different medications being taken at the same time. Details are provided in the International Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Football matches increased local COVID-19 levels in Germany

The research, published in De Gruyter's German Economic Review, the official publication of the German Economic Association, found that local COVID-19 incidence on match days played a key role in subsequent infection levels.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Social cohesion found to be key risk factor in early COVID infections

Social cohesion, normally associated with positive outcomes in physical and mental health, can be a liability during a pandemic, according to new research by the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Washington.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mothers of twins are not more fertile, just lucky

Are women who have twins more fertile? While previous studies concluded they are, a detailed analysis of more than 100,000 births from pre-industrial Europe by an international team of scientists shows they are not. The results ...