Working the night shift linked to heart problems
Night Shift work not only disrupts your sleep schedule, but it could also increase your risk of having an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (AFib), as well as coronary heart disease, according to new research. Read more
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks medicine, mistrust and equality
“My life is at risk. Not just because I’m 73 with the usual annoying aches and pains that accompany age, but because I’m tall and I’m Black. At 7 feet, 2 inches, I’m statistically more prone to blood clots, lower back and hip problems, higher risk of cancer, especially... Read more
How COVID attacks every organ
It’s not just a fever and coughing, leading to shortness of breath, like everyone thought at first. This makes it incredibly difficult to diagnose and even harder to treat. Read more
Are you immune to virus after you’ve had it?
We will need to do long-term studies in humans to find out if people who recover from COVID-19 are immune and to learn how long that immunity will last. But again, based on what we know about how our bodies respond to other viruses, it is highly likely that... Read more
How AI is transforming health care
Hospitals and doctors’ offices collect reams of data on their patients—everything from blood pressure to mobility measures to genetic sequencing. Today, most of that data sits on a computer somewhere, helping no one. But that is slowly changing as computers get better at using AI to find patterns in vast amounts... Read more

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