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AI predicts deadly kidney disease up to 48 hours in advance

The Department of Veterans Affairs and artificial intelligence vendor DeepMind have developed an AI system that forecasts acute kidney injury in patients. The capability helps clinicians see potential injury early enough so clinicians can intervene to prevent deterioration. The presence of AKI, a deadly kidney disease, is difficult to detect and can have serious consequences—such… Read More »

Medical News Today: Both blood pressure numbers may predict heart disease

According to new research, both high systolic and high diastolic blood pressure can lead to heart attack and stroke. New research suggests that both blood pressure readings are equally important. Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. In the United States, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease every year.… Read More »

In Hawaii, Rat Lungworm Disease Infects People but Eludes Researchers

A tropical parasite transmitted through rats and snails has caught the attention of health officials in Hawaii. But few scientists have studied the infection once it makes its way into humans, and researchers can’t say for certain whether the disease is becoming more widespread. The parasite, Angiostrongylus cantonensis, typically resides in a rat’s pulmonary arteries… Read More »

E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

cells exposed to the e-liquids — or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping — are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. The cells are also less able to form new vascular tubes and to migrate and participate in wound healing. The severity… Read More »