Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool computes risk of contracting COVID-19

More than 150 experts from 35 countries have developed an online tool that allows anyone to calculate their risk of contracting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.

Diabetes

Aetna offers targeted health plans for diabetes care

(HealthDay)—Aetna is offering targeted diabetes plans, which include low copays for specialists that patients with diabetes need, as well as free supplies and a care management program, according to a report published by ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Online tools can improve autism diagnosis

Online tools and assessments can help speed up diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the first comprehensive survey of research in the field has concluded.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Smartphones are bad for some teens, not all

Is the next generation better or worse off because of smartphones? The answer is complex and research shows it largely depends on their lives offline.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Searching the web for dengue

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Google.org have found web-based search data to be a viable source of information for early detection and monitoring of outbreaks of dengue, an emerging mosquito-borne virus found ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced (Update)

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization ...

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