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Many Americans still need guidelines on sunscreen use

Many Americans still need guidelines on sunscreen use

A report from the American Academy of Dermatology found that many American are not well educated about use of sunscreen or say they do not know what an SPF number on sunscreen means. Their lack of awareness put them at increasing risk of contracting skin cancers.

Accuracy of breast MRI May be Hampered by Patient positioning

Accuracy of breast MRI May be Hampered by Patient positioning

A small study conducted by radiologists at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston claims to have evidence to suggest that the position in which a woman is placed during her pre-surgical breast MRI could influence -- for better or worse -- the scan’s accuracy. The face-down position during the scan, in particular, could provide incorrect data.

A breast MRI is usually recommended by surgeons to ascertain the size, shape and location of the tumor before breast cancer patients undergo breast-conserving lumpectomy.

Scientists from top companies working together to find solutions to five AI safety issues

Scientists from top companies working together to find solutions to five AI safety issues

Scientists from Google’s deep-learning research unit, Google Brain, the Elon Musk-backed OpenAI, and Stanford and Berkeley universities have joined hands in order to find solutions to five safety problems that could take place when AI robot are put to work in home, office and industry.

Google said that it wants to have concrete answers to questions with regard to safety and artificial intelligence (AI). Many a times, AI robots have been blamed for stealing jobs and even to have capable of destroying humanity.

Want to Get Birth Control? Use an App

Want to Get Birth Control? Use an App

Want to opt for birth control? You don’t need to move an inch outside your home to get it as technology is here to help you. There are several smartphone apps that prevent you from seeing a doctor to get birth control. Women as young as 14 years old can order it through the apps.

While ordering birth control, a woman has to fill out a questionnaire. After that, it is sent for a review from a doctor. There are several smartphone apps that offer this service, including Lemonaid app, Maven and Virtuwell. Even Planned Parenthood has an app for this facility.

CDI hires new executive for its cell manufacturing division

CDI hires new executive for its cell manufacturing division

Cellular Dynamics International Inc. (CDI) hired an executive for its cell manufacturing division. The company is engaged in making human cells that might treat disease. Derek Hei is new vice president of clinical manufacture, quality and regulatory activities for the company.

Before to his present position at CDI, Hei worked with the University of Wisconsin-Madison as director of Waisman Biomanufacturing. He established biotherapeutics and cell therapy contract manufacturing at the university during his tenure.

IBM Watson Health putting in efforts to improve medical imaging

IBM Watson Health putting in efforts to improve medical imaging

IBM Watson Health is recruiting a broader net for feeding its artificial intelligence system, making a 16-member international collaborative of health systems, academic medical centers and imaging technology companies to boost the pace of development of products that correctly diagnose patients in the first shot.

IBM said that ranging from rural America’s hospitals and academic medical centers in the inner city to Europe and Japan’s imaging companies the collaborative will expand its effort to spot the major problems of the healthcare in ‘real-life’ settings in daily practice.

Position a woman is placed during pre-surgical breast MRI influences scan’s accuracy rate

Position a woman is placed during pre-surgical breast MRI influences scan’s accuracy rate

A position in which woman is placed during her pre-surgical breast MRI could affect the scan’s accuracy rate. A small-scale study from radiologists at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has unveiled that MRI images taken before the surgery could result into incorrect data if the patient has been placed face-down during the scan.

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