Targeted health messaging needed in era of vaping, researchers say

Health authorities should develop targeted health messages for vaping product and e-liquid packaging to encourage smokers to switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes and to prevent non-smokers from taking up vaping, a researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington says. Professor Janet Hoek, a Co-Director of the University’s ASPIRE 2025 Research Centre has led new Health […]

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Scientists identify individual neurons responsible for complex social reasoning in humans

For the first time, scientists have identified the individual neurons critical to human social reasoning, a cognitive process that requires us to acknowledge and predict others’ hidden beliefs and thoughts. A team of neuroscientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) had a rare look at how individual neurons represent the […]

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Using AI to remove racial disparity in knee pain diagnosis

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has developed an artificial-intelligence-based application for categorizing the degree of pain in patients suffering from osteoarthritis in their knees. In their paper published in the journal Nature Medicine, the group describes using a new AI training approach and what their results showed about racial […]

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