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Device that tracks location of nurses re-purposed to record patient mobility

By repurposing badges originally designed to locate nurses and other hospital staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they can precisely monitor how patients in the hospital are walking outside of their rooms, a well-known ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus overview: Here's the app you were looking for

There is nothing quite like a quarantine to make one itch to do something useful. Three Ph.D. students from the Department of Mathematical Sciences have done just that.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Data science can play a key role in combating coronavirus

After China, Europe and America, chances of a major coronavirus outbreak in Africa are high. "Many victims will be in poor communities where health care and protection is scarce," says professor Mirjam van Reisen of Leiden ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool exploring different paths the corona pandemic may take

Umeå University in Sweden is leading a team of researchers across Europe in the development of a coronavirus simulation framework that can support decision makers to experiment and evaluate possible interventions and their ...

Diabetes

Online patient portal access aids diabetes management

(HealthDay)—Providing patients with online (computer and mobile) portal access is associated with significantly improved diabetes medication adherence and glycemic control, according to a study recently published in JAMA ...

Oncology & Cancer

Using machine learning to detect lung cancer DNA in blood

A large team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions across the U.S. has found that it might be possible to use machine learning to detect early-stage lung cancer in human patients. In their paper published in ...

Oncology & Cancer

Machine learning helps doctors diagnose severity of brain tumors

An estimated 18,000 people in the United States will die of brain and spinal cord tumors in 2020. To help doctors differentiate between the severity of cancers in the brain, an international team of researchers led by Dr. ...