Genetics

Risk of autism associated with when and where forebears lived

When and where are often vital clues for epidemiologists, the medical detectives who help solve the underlying mysteries of disease. The technique dates back to at least 19th century London, where a physician named John Snow ...

Biomedical technology

Embattled Philips says respirators 'within safety limits'

Under-fire Dutch medical device maker Philips said Wednesday extensive testing on its recalled respirator devices showed they were "within safety limits" for use, but that a final verdict rests with global regulatory authorities.

Cardiology

Advances in detection of erratic heart rhythm

New research supported by the euCanSHare and HealthyCloud projects has revealed that a model combining ECG features and cardiac imaging-derived radiomics data improves the detection of AF in women. The study was published ...

Health

Personal sensing at work: Tracking burnout, balancing privacy

Personal sensing data could help monitor and alleviate stress among resident physicians, although privacy concerns over who sees the information and for what purposes must be addressed, according to collaborative research ...

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