Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. COVID deaths may be underestimated by 36%

More than 200,000 people in the United States have now died from COVID-19. But the death toll of the U.S. epidemic is likely much higher, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, ...

Cardiology

Anticipating heart failure with machine learning

Every year, roughly one out of eight U.S. deaths is caused at least in part by heart failure. One of acute heart failure's most common warning signs is excess fluid in the lungs, a condition known as pulmonary edema.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers use artificial intelligence tools to predict loneliness

For the past couple of decades, there has been a loneliness pandemic, marked by rising rates of suicides and opioid use, lost productivity, increased health care costs and rising mortality. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers streamline PTSD diagnosis with machine learning

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects eight million adults in the US, including hundreds of thousands of veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And as the COVID crisis continues to take its toll on everyone's ...

Health informatics

Machine learning scientists teach computers to read X-ray images

If a person in the developing world severely fractures a limb, they face an impossible choice. An improperly healed fracture could mean a lifetime of pain, but lengthy healing time in traction or a bulky cast results in immediate ...

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