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Machine learning can predict low blood pressure during surgery

Machine learning can predict low blood pressure during surgery

Health
June 11 (UPI) -- A new algorithm can predict potentially dangerous low blood pressure during surgery. Researchers have developed machine learning than can identify hypotension as much as 15 minutes before it occurs, and are correct about 84 percent of the time. The findings were published Monday in the journal Anesthesiology. "Physicians haven't had a way to predict hypotension during surgery, so they have to be reactive, and treat it immediately without any prior warning," Dr. Maxime Cannesson, a professor of anesthesiology at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, said in a press release. "Being able to predict hypotension would allow physicians to be proactive instead of reactive." Canesson said the tool can save lives -- even with a warning only 10 to 15 minutes ahead of time. "By findi...
Contamination in ex-spy case ups pressure on UK to act

Contamination in ex-spy case ups pressure on UK to act

World
The health implications of the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his adult daughter broadened Sunday when British officials conceded that limited traces of contamination were found in a restaurant and a pub in Salisbury, a city in England. Public health officials said the risk of others being sickened by the chemicals that put the father and daughter in critical condition a week ago was very low. But they advised people who had patronized the businesses during a two-day period to wash their clothes, double-bag articles for dry cleaning, and to wipe down items like jewelry. "It's really important to understand the general public should not be concerned. There is, on the evidence currently, a very low risk." Dr. Jenny Harries of Public Health England said during a news conference. ...
Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Real Madrid (2-5 on aggregate): Ronaldo eases pressure on Zidane

Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Real Madrid (2-5 on aggregate): Ronaldo eases pressure on Zidane

Sports
Holders Real Madrid eased into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-1 win at 10-man Paris St Germain.Cristiano Ronaldo's 12th goal in the competition and Casemiro's late strike ensured Zinedine Zidane's side progressed 5-2 on aggregate in the French capital on Tuesday evening.Leading 3-1 from the first leg, Real never looked in danger against the sedate hosts despite Edinson Cavani's fortunate second-half equaliser.Zidane's side put aside their LaLiga blues - they are 15 points behind arch rivals Barcelona - to reach the quarter-finals of the competition they won last June.Marco Verratti was sent off for PSG in the second half as their hopes of a maiden Champions League title ended.They are also likely to face UEFA punishment after the game was briefly halted at the start of the se...
Iran pushes Europe to pressure U.S. on nuclear deal

Iran pushes Europe to pressure U.S. on nuclear deal

World
March 5 (UPI) -- During a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian Monday, Iran's top diplomat said Europe must pressure the United States to stick to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his French counterpart it's vitally important that the United States not abandon the Obama-era deal, which lifts Iranian sanctions in exchange for limits on Tehran's nuclear program."Europe must put the U.S. under pressure to implement its commitments and not allow the U.S. to make illogical and unlawful demands," Zarif said.President Donald Trump in December refused to re-certify the pact, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action -- prompting reprimand from world leaders.The deal was struck between Iran and six world powers -- ...
Secret Brexit report piles pressure on the PM

Secret Brexit report piles pressure on the PM

Business
Theresa May is facing fresh turmoil among her own MPs and Cabinet ministers as divisions deepen in the Government over Brexit.She faces the embarrassment of a secret study on the impact of Britain leaving the European Union being leaked. It had been meant only for ministers.The study found that the country would be worse off under every scenario modelled, with the much-hailed benefits of new trade deals predicted to add just 0.3% to GDP in the long-term.Adding to Mrs May's woes, The Times is reporting that some senior party donors want her to quit.:: Sky Views: May's nightmare Brexit scenario starting to materialise:: MPs circle May, increasing speculation of a leadership challengeImage:Liam Fox says there will be a 'softer' Brexit deal than some wantThe pressure mounts as the PM prepares ...