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Who is at fault when medical software gets it wrong?

Doctors are being increasingly encouraged to rely on digital technology to guide care, but who carries the blame if doctors rely on software that makes mistakes, leading to patient harm?

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Social isolation and loneliness increase the risk of death from heart attack, stroke

Social isolation and loneliness are associated with about a 30% increased risk of heart attack or stroke, or death from either, according to a new scientific statement from the American

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Prostate cancer cases risk being detected too late due to misleading focus on urinary problems, say experts

Men with early, curable stages of prostate cancer are missing opportunities to have their cancer detected because national guidelines and media health campaigns focus on urinary symptoms despite a lack

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Premature menopause is associated with increased risk of heart problems

Menopause before 40 years of age is associated with elevated risks of heart failure and atrial fibrillation, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal, a journal of

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HPV vaccination alongside surgical treatment for cervical lesions may reduce risk of further disease

Giving women the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine around the time they have surgery for precancerous cervical lesions might lead to a reduction in the risk of lesions returning as well

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Study pinpoints ‘win-win’ solutions to protect human health and conserve ecosystems

A far-reaching review of academic papers and reports evaluated 46 proposed “win-win” solutions for reducing human infectious disease burdens and advancing conservation goals, which now can be explored on a

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Cumulative loneliness associated with accelerated memory aging in older adults

Prolonged loneliness in adults over 65 may be an important risk factor for accelerated memory aging, according to a new study led by University of Michigan School of Public Health

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