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The computer will see you now: is your therapy session about to be automated? | US news... - 0 views

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    ""I think, without question, having access to quantitative data about our conversations, about facial expressions and intonations, would provide another dimension to the clinical interaction that's not detected right now," said Barron, a psychiatrist based in Seattle and author of the new book Reading Our Minds: The Rise of Big Data Psychiatry."
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Amid a Pandemic, a Health Care Algorithm Shows Promise and Peril - 0 views

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    "But historically, these tools have been put into use only after a rigorous peer review of the raw data and statistical analyses used to develop them. Epic's Deterioration Index, on the other hand, remains proprietary despite its widespread deployment. Although physicians are provided with a list of the variables used to calculate the index and a rough estimate of each variable's impact on the score, we aren't allowed under the hood to evaluate the raw data and calculations. "
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Looking up health symptoms online less harmful than thought, study says | Health | The ... - 0 views

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    "These findings suggest that medical experts and policymakers probably do not need to warn patients away from the internet when it comes to seeking health information and self-diagnosis or triage. It seems that using the internet may well help patients figure out what is wrong."
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GPT-3 medical chatbot tells suicidal test patient to kill themselves | Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "GPT-3 medical chatbot tells suicidal test patient to kill themselves"
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Drug companies look to AI to end 'hit and miss' research | Pharmaceuticals industry | T... - 0 views

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    "Functional genomics - a new area of science that looks at why small changes in a person's genetic make-up can increase the risk of diseases - deals with huge datasets. Each person has about 30,000 genes, which can be combined with others, as Hal Barron, GSK's chief scientific officer, explains. "You start to realise you're dealing with trillions and trillions of data points, even per experiment, and no human can interpret that, it's just too complicated.""
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Fears over DNA privacy as 23andMe plans to go public in deal with Richard Branson | Dat... - 0 views

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    "Launched in 2006, 23andMe sells tests to determine consumers' genetic ancestry and risk of developing certain illnesses, using saliva samples sent in by mail. Privacy advocates and researchers have long raised concerns about a for-profit company owning the genetic data of millions of people, fears that have only intensified with news of the partnership."
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Can robots make good therapists? | 3 Quarks Daily - 0 views

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    "From another perspective, the idea that people seem comfortable offloading their troubles not on to a sympathetic human, but a sympathetic-sounding computer program, might present an opportunity. Even before the pandemic, there were not enough mental health professionals to meet demand. In the UK, there are 7.6 psychiatrists per 100,000 people; in some low-income countries, the average is 0.1 per 100,000."
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Brazil's Health Ministry's Website Data Leak Exposed 243 Million Medical Records for Mo... - 0 views

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    "Personal information of more than 243 million Brazilians was exposed for more than six months thanks to weakly encoded credentials stored in the source code of the Brazilian Ministry of Health's website. The data leak exposed both living and deceased Brazilians' medical records to possible unauthorized access. The incident was the second reported by Brazilian publication Estadão and among several others recently affecting South America's largest nation's healthcare system."
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Facebook movement data could help find new Covid-19 locations, study finds | World news... - 0 views

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    "Anonymised Facebook data on people's travels could be used to identify the spread of Covid-19 in locations where health officials are not yet aware of it, a new Australian study has found. Published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface on Wednesday, University of Melbourne researchers analysed anonymised population mobility data provided by Facebook as part of its Data for Good program to determine whether it could be a useful predictor in determining the spread of Covid outbreaks based on where people were travelling."
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'Shocking' hack of psychotherapy records in Finland affects thousands | Finland | The G... - 0 views

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    ""The Vastaamo data breach is a shocking act which hits all of us deep down," the country's interior minister, Maria Ohisalo, wrote on her website on Monday. Finland must be a country where "help for mental health issues is available and it can be accessed without fear", she added. Ministers met for crisis talks this weekend, with further emergency discussions tabled for the coming week over the data breach."
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Doctors use algorithms that aren't designed to treat all patients equally - 0 views

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    "The battle over algorithms in healthcare has come into full view since last fall. The debate only intensified in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has disproportionately devastated Black and Latino communities. In October, Science published a study that found one hospital unintentionally directed more white patients than Black patients to a high-risk care management program because it used an algorithm to predict the patients' future healthcare costs as a key indicator of personal health. Optum, the company that sells the software product, told Mashable that the hospital used the tool incorrectly. "
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Sweden: man goes on trial for 2004 murder after DNA matched to genealogy site | Sweden ... - 0 views

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    "The case was finally cracked when new legislation in January 2019 allowed police to search for matches to suspects' DNA on commercial genealogy websites, which are popular among Swedes seeking long-lost relatives."
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UK study finds digital treatment for insomnia more effective than face-to-face therapy ... - 1 views

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    "An online self-help programme that helps people sleep better is more effective than face-to-face psychological therapy, a study involving over 7,000 NHS patients has found. Sleepio, a six-week digital treatment for insomnia, helped 56% of users beat the condition, whereas the success rate in NHS Improving access to psychological therapy (Iapt) services is 50%."
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Google's DeepMind predicts 3D shapes of proteins | Science | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The arcane nature of "protein folding", a mind-boggling form of molecular origami, is rarely discussed outside scientific circles, but it is a problem of profound importance. The machinery of biology is built from proteins and it a protein's shape defines its function. Understand how proteins fold up and researchers could usher in a new era of scientific and medical progress."
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The messy, cautionary tale of how Babylon disrupted the NHS | WIRED UK - 0 views

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    "To date, the presence of Babylon's GP surgery in London has forced the NHS to reallocate millions of pounds in funding to mitigate for the disruption it has caused. Its expansion plans have been blocked before being allowed to proceed. But concerns linger with clinicians questioning the GP surgery's impact and the effectiveness of its much-hyped artificial intelligence platform."
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Meet Moxi, a robotic nurse assistant with heart eyes - 0 views

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    "The robot was so popular that the Diligent team programmed superfluous activities for Moxi to do once an hour so that the robot would wander around the floor and flash heart eyes at people. "In between tasks Moxi would make a social lap to talk to her fans," Thomaz says."
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Artificial intelligence tool 'as good as experts' at detecting eye problems | Technolog... - 0 views

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    "The groundbreaking artificial intelligence system, developed by the AI-outfit DeepMind with Moorfields eye hospital NHS foundation trust and University College London, was capable of correctly referring patients with more than 50 different eye diseases for further treatment with 94% accuracy, matching or beating world-leading eye specialists."
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Singapore healthcare provider breached, personal records of 1.5m people - including the... - 0 views

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    "FROM THE BOING BOING SHOP   FOLLOW US Twitter / Facebook / RSS Singhealth, a Singaporean public health service, suffered the worst breach in Singaporean history, losing control of 1.5 million peoples' data; included in the breach was prescription data on 160,000 people, including Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong."
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Talking to a Computer May Soon Be Enough to Diagnose Illness - 0 views

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    "Participants used an app on their phones to record 30-second intervals of themselves reading a piece of text, describing a positive experience, then describing a negative experience. Doctors also took recordings from a control group of 25 patients who were either healthy or getting non-heart-related tests. The doctors found 13 different voice characteristics associated with coronary artery disease. Most notably, the biggest differences between heart patients and non-heart patients' voices occurred when they talked about a negative experience."
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