Maine has its first confirmed measles case on Monday, making it the 25th state of the United States affected by the worst measles outbreak so far. The CDC said the child who was diagnosed with measles has been vaccinated and has fully recovered from the illness. The officials warned people to get checked for measles for potential exposure in certain areas of Maine.
Google Artificial Intelligence researchers, along with medical researchers, trained a deep learning algorithm that can help detect lung cancer, that too with a very high success rate and better than radiologists. However, the researchers said that it would take more time to implement such a system into healthcare institutions.
Many campaigners have requested the NHS to ban a popular acne drug called Roaccutanebecause some users reported adverse effects such as erectile dysfunction and suicidal thoughts. However, the drug’s manufacturer, Roche, said there is no clear link between the drug and sexual dysfunction orpsychiatric disorders considering its clinical studies.
Researchers are developing an app that could help parents to diagnose ear infections in their children. Researchers believe that with the help of a paper funnel and a smartphone, one can detect the accumulation of fluid behind the eardrum, which is one of the signs of ear infections. However, the app is still in development and will need the FDA’s approval to hit the market.
The World Health Organization (WHO) released a new report Tuesday mentioning the guidelines on how to prevent or reduce the risk of dementia. The agency recommended eating well, exercising, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol, managing blood pressure, and maintaining a healthy weight in order to prevent dementia and cognitive decline.