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AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients

Science
Researchers at an Oxford hospital have developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can diagnose scans for heart disease and lung cancer.The systems will save billions of pounds by enabling the diseases to be picked up much earlier. The heart disease technology will start to be available to NHS hospitals for free this summer.The government's healthcare tsar, Sir John Bell, has told BBC News that AI could "save the NHS"."There is about £2.2bn spent on pathology services in the NHS. You may be able to reduce that by 50%. AI may be the thing that saves the NHS," he said.RecommendationCurrently cardiologists can tell from the timing of the heartbeat in scans if there is a problem. But even the best doctors get it wrong in one in five cases. Patients are either sent home and have a heart attack
New approach promises early warnings of soggy summers

New approach promises early warnings of soggy summers

Science
Researchers in the UK have developed a method of improving the long range accuracy of summer weather in the UK and Europe.The scientists found a connection between sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic in March and April and the subsequent summer's rain or shine.The researchers say the new method may benefit agriculture, tourism and construction.The study has been published in the journal PNAS.Scientific effort to improve longer term forecasts have been focussed on winter weather patterns, which can pose a sizeable threat to humans and the environment. Developing better seasonal forecasts for the summer has lagged significantly behind. Now researchers at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at the University of Reading have found that springtime temperature anomalie...
Scientists revamp 'Out of Africa' model of early human migration

Scientists revamp 'Out of Africa' model of early human migration

Science
Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The "Out of Africa" model of early human migration and dispersal is outdated. As a new survey of research on the subject confirms, humans left Africa in waves, not in a single exodus.In the new survey, published this week in the journal Science, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa detail early human evolution revelations reported from Asia over the last decade.Improved genetic analysis technology, fossil recognition abilities and an emphasis on interdisciplinary research has helped scientists confirm the presence of humans in various parts of Asia much earlier than previously thought.According to genetic analysis, humans moving into Eurasia interbred with hominins along the way, including...
1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

Health
Wisconsin's Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to be steamrolled by a GOP frantic to claim its first major legislative victory of the year. Eager to act before opposition groups could sow doubts among the rank-and-file, Republican leaders were anxious to hand Donald Trump the first crowning bill of his presidency by Christmas. Trump planned to visit House GOP lawmakers Thursday at the Capitol in what seemed likely to be a pep rally, not a rescue mission. "Big vote tomorrow in the House. Tax cuts are getting close!" Trump enthused in a tweet Wednesday. "Why are ...
Equifax board hired law firm WilmerHale to review breach and early August stock trades

Equifax board hired law firm WilmerHale to review breach and early August stock trades

Finance
Equifax's board has hired the law firm WilmerHale to do an independent review of the data breach and the company's response to it and to review early August stock trades by some of its top executives, the company said Friday.An Equifax spokeswoman said the board's special committee investigating the matter is "conducting a thorough and independent review" of the breach and retained WIlmerHale. The law firm is also reviewing "the circumstances surrounding the trading by certain of the Company's executives," she said in an email.Three executives sold $ 1.8 million in shares just days after Equifax discovered the breach but more than one month before it disclosed it to the public. A spokeswoman has said previously that the executives, who include the company's chief financial officer, were no...