Recent studies have found significant biases in artificial intelligence algorithms. Researchers are raising their concerns about AI biases associated with medical devices and algorithms used to analyze health risks. If left unchecked, they say, the technologies could continue to perpetuate sex, gender, and race biases that could exacerbate health care disparities.
Gray matter was reduced in areas of the frontal gyri of patients with COVID-19. Significant gray matter reductions were seen in those who received oxygen therapy and in those who reported fever. The findings suggest coronavirus affects the frontotemporal brain network due to reduced oxygen and fever.
People with a poor sense of smell are 50% more likely to be hospitalized for pneumonia than those with a good sense of smell.
Neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19, from losing the sense of smell to stroke, are linked to a six-fold higher risk of dying as a result of coronavirus.
Older people who feel or act younger than their biological age tend to have better cognitive function, lower stress, and less inflammation than their peers who feel their age.
People who experience schadenfreude, the emotion of feeling pleasure at another person's misfortune, when they hear a controversial celebrity is sick are less willing to take preventative health measures themselves.
Researchers explore the link between childhood trauma and the increased risk of developing mental and physical health problems as adults.
Researchers have identified acute transverse myelitis (ATM) in a number of COVID-19 patients. ATM, which is marked by inflammation of the spinal cord, is a rare neurological disorder that can lead to spinal cord lesions, paralysis, and bowel dysfunction.
Researchers have carried out clinical trials to test a mutation-specific vaccine against malignant brain tumors. The vaccine has been found to be safe and effective in triggering the desired immune response in the brain cancer tumors.
Airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma induced by methacholine is partly due to mast cells, a new study reports.