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Blood Pressure Medication Linked to Depression & Other Mood Disorders

If you’re taking blood pressure medication and feel depressed or anxious, a recent study published by the American Heart Association suggests that there could be a direct link between the two. Some common blood...

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Eric Schmidt Says America Needs to "Get Its Act Together" in AI Competition with China

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Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt says the US is at risk of falling behind in the race to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence. Speaking at a tech summit organized by national security think tank CNAS, Schmidt...

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How to Store Information in Your Clothes Invisibly, Without Electronics

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A new type of smart fabric developed at the University of Washington could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes and open the door to your apartment or office. The UW computer scientists have created...

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AI Can Predict How Much Longer You Have Left to Live

Artificial intelligence is able to make a pretty accurate guess at how much longer you’ve got to live, as shown by a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. In the “the first study of its...

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The Blood Pressure Secret You’ve Never Heard Of

Most people feel like they have been given a life sentence once they’re diagnosed with high blood pressure. Doctors offer little hope other than telling you to change your diet and take blood pressure medication. For...

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Can You Live to Be 120?

When people who are surveyed about aging are asked how long they want to live, the majority choose an age between 80 and 100. But when asked if they would want to live to be 120 – if they had the health and mental...

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Deep Learning Algorithm Does as Well as Dermatologists in Identifying Skin Cancer

In hopes of creating better access to medical care, Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer. By Taylor Kubota It’s scary enough making a doctor’s appointment to see if a strange mole...

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Voice Analysis Tech Could Diagnose Disease

In the near future, smartphone apps and wearables could help diagnose disease with short voice samples. Researchers enlist smartphones and machine learning to find vocal patterns that might signal post-traumatic stress...

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Implantable Device Targets Cancer, Other Illnesses with Controlled Long-Term Drug Delivery

A drug-delivery capsule directly implanted into a cancerous tumor (credit: Lyle Hood/UTSA) 5000 nanochannels control release; can deliver medicinal doses for several days or a few weeks, also effective for HIV and...

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Disrupting Energy

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We are at the cusp of an energy revolution. This blog is a look at how three technologies – solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) – are poised to disrupt a $6 trillion energy industry over the next two...

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