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What you need to know about colon cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Boseman’s death came as a shock to fans worldwide. He had never publicly spoken of the illness, and was only 43 years old when he died. In the past three decades, research has consistently shown a rise in rates of colon cancer and related illnesses like rectal cancer among young people. People over the age of […]

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5 Lifestyle Changes to Make After A Heart Attack, According To Cardiologists

Every 40 seconds, an American has a heart attack, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. While that’s a staggering statistic, about one in four of those happen to people who’ve already experienced a heart attack at least once. The cause of reoccurrence is multi-pronged. For starters, people likely still have the same lifestyle […]

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In WHO global pulse survey, 90% of countries report disruptions to essential health services since COVID-19 pandemic

WHO to roll out learning and monitoring tools to improve service provision during pandemic The World Health Organization (WHO) today published a first indicative survey on the impact of COVID-19 on health systems based on 105 countries’ reports. Data collected from five regions over the period from March to June 2020 illustrate that almost every country (90%) […]

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Making health care more personal

The company Health at Scale uses machine learning to improve outcomes for individual patients.Zach Winn | Becky Ham | MIT News Office | MIT News correspondentPublication Date:September 1, 2020 PRESS INQUIRIES Caption:The machine learning startup Health at Scale, founded by MIT alumni along with Professor John Guttag, is helping make health care more proactive and personalized.Credits:Image courtesy of Health at Scale The […]

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World Mental Health Day: an opportunity to kick-start a massive scale-up in investment in mental health

Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide. And now, billions of people around the world have been affected […]