New insights on health effects of long-duration space flight — ScienceDaily

The historic NASA Twins Study investigated identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly and provided new information on the health effects of spending time in space.

Colorado State University Professor Susan Bailey was one of more than 80 scientists across 12 universities who conducted research on the textbook experiment; Mark remained on Earth while Scott orbited high above for nearly one year. The massive effort was coordinated by NASA’s Human Research Program.

Bailey has continued her NASA research and now joins more than 200 investigators from dozens of academic, government, aerospace and industry groups to publish a package of 30 scientific papers in five Cell Press journals on Nov. 25.

Jared Luxton, who recently received his doctoral degree in cell and molecular biology at CSU, is the first author of two of the studies. He is now a data scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture in Fort Collins.

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Health care is going digital and that could make it ‘almost free,’ says tech investor Tim Draper

  • In future, artificial intelligence will help to diagnose patients and develop the medicine required at “very low costs,” says venture capitalist Tim Draper.
  • He said medical costs have been “crazy high” for many years. “Finally, we’re going to have a way of doing health care a lot cheaper.”
  • Ibrahim Ajami of Mubadala, said the coronavirus has led to “probably the most significant acceleration of technology … we will witness in our lives” and that the role of technology in health care has changed.



a group of people in a room: People wait in line to get a 15-minute rapid Covid-19 test on November 24, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin.


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People wait in line to get a 15-minute rapid Covid-19 test on November 24, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin.

The use of technology is going to make health care “almost free around the world,” according to venture capitalist Tim Draper.

“Health care is completely going digital,” he told CNBC’s Dan Murphy during a panel discussion at FinTech Abu Dhabi, which was held virtually this

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China beat COVID with science, strong public health measures, not just with authoritarianism

By Elanah Uretsky
 |  Palm Beach Post

I live in a democracy. But as Thanksgiving approaches, I find myself longing for the type of freedom I am seeing in China.

People in China are able to move around freely. Many Americans may believe that the Chinese are able to enjoy this freedom because of China’s authoritarian regime. As a scholar of public health in China, I think the answers go beyond that.

My research suggests that the control of the virus in China is not the result of authoritarian policy, but of a national prioritization of health. China learned a tough lesson with SARS, the first coronavirus pandemic of the 21st century.

How China flattened its curve

Barely less than a year ago, a novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, with 80,000 cases identified within three months, killing 3,000 people.

In late January 2020, the Chinese government decided to lock

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As the pandemic shatters Americans’ mental health, the FDA, psychiatrists, and developers are betting on smartphone apps to treat them directly



a man holding a sign in front of a television: A woman seen walking past a charity's shopfront in Stoke-on-Trent, England, on October 28, 2020.


A woman seen walking past a charity’s shopfront in Stoke-on-Trent, England, on October 28, 2020.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the US mental-health crisis, with apps like Calm and Headspace booming as people try to cope.
  • Now, a new cohort of apps are working to directly treat mental illness, rather than just help people get by.
  • Three such companies told Business Insider their programs can drive similar results as medication, and said they believe in-person therapy is outdated.
  • The Food and Drug Administration has in recent months moved to help these mental-health apps become more available.
  • Experts at the FDA, National Institute of Mental Health, and American Psychiatric Association told Business Insider that evidence indicates the apps work, and that regulators are frantically playing catch up.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The coronavirus pandemic has precipitated a universal mental-health crisis.

Symptoms of anxiety and depression are rising across

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Tech investor Tim Draper says digital health care will be ‘almost free’

People wait in line to get a 15-minute rapid Covid-19 test on November 24, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin.

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The use of technology is going to make health care “almost free around the world,” according to venture capitalist Tim Draper.

“Health care is completely going digital,” he told CNBC’s Dan Murphy during a panel discussion at FinTech Abu Dhabi, which was held virtually this year.

“That’s going to create health care that is almost free around the world,” said the founder and managing partner of early-stage venture capital firm, Draper Associates.

Ibrahim Ajami of Mubadala Investment Company, one of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds, said the coronavirus has led to “probably the most significant acceleration of technology … we will witness in our lives.” The role of technology in health care has changed, he said.

“Everything from clinical trials to drug discovery,

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Interview with an AI – Insights into Education, Technology, Health, Innovation and Climate Change

As part of my research into AI and machine learning, I am formulating the core principles that contribute to the foundation of my future product offering for digital business development that I believe organisations should embrace as we advance into the “Information Learning Age”.

So I grabbed a beer, sat down at my computer and decided to do a series of interview questions with one of the most ground-breaking machine learning platforms to surface in the last few years – OpenAI.  I was keen to understand the insights of the latest GPT-3 predictive language model whose output is driven by data input at a scale through one of the now many service provider start-ups using the platform, www.copy.ai and one that uses algorithms trained through the mass collation of content on the internet. 

In many ways, the wide net of output responses from OpenAI used by copyAI can be considered,

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Latest: Contract health workers arrive in Montana to help

By The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana governor’s office says more than 100 contracted medical staff have arrived in the state to assist hospitals in responding to the spike in COVID-19 cases.

The 110 health care workers are part of an anticipated total of 200 to be deployed in the state before Thanksgiving and who will remain until the end of the year.

The workers, including registered nurses and respiratory therapists, will aid hospitals that are at or near capacity as part of a contract between the state and NuWest, which provides traveling health care workers.

State health officials reported 677 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing total confirmed cases to more than 56,000.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— AstraZeneca says late-stage trials show it s vaccine with Oxford University is “highly effective,” does not need the deep cold storage that

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Transforming the Future of Digital Health Management

The Zepp brand was founded in Silicon Valley in 2010 and quickly became the go-to brand for athletes looking to improve their performance. Now in 2020, Zepp is transforming itself. Zepp has already commenced an exciting new chapter, with personalized health management as its mission. Powered by its belief in the role human-centered technology can play in self-improvement, Zepp is leveraging the potential of the Internet of Things, AI technologies, devices and apps that help people manage their health and wellbeing.

Zepp is a dynamic brand transforming personal health management

Zepp, the brand, grew from concept of using technology for self improvement and personal health management in order to enjoy a more fulfilling life every day. The Zepp brand tagline is “With you every moment”.

The Σ that appears in the logo is based on the Greek letter, sigma, which is a mathematical symbol representing summation. Mathematics requires precision and

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Contract health workers arrive in Montana to help

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana governor’s office says more than 100 contracted medical staff have arrived in the state to assist hospitals in responding to the spike in COVID-19 cases.

The 110 health care workers are part of an anticipated total of 200 to be deployed in the state before Thanksgiving and who will remain until the end of the year.

The workers, including registered nurses and respiratory therapists, will aid hospitals that are at or near capacity as part of a contract between the state and NuWest, which provides traveling health care workers.

State health officials reported 677 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing total confirmed cases to more than 56,000.


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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— AstraZeneca says late-stage trials show it s vaccine with Oxford University is “highly effective,” does not need the deep cold storage that rival vaccines do

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Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Health Canada Approval of the t:slim X2 Insulin Pump with Control-IQ Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop Technology

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a leading insulin delivery and diabetes technology company, today announced Health Canada approval of the t:slim X2™ insulin pump with Control-IQ™ technology. Control-IQ technology is an advanced hybrid closed-loop feature designed to help increase time in range (3.9-10 mmol/L)1 and deliver automatic correction boluses in addition to adjusting insulin to help prevent high and low blood sugar. The system integrates with Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), which requires no fingersticks for calibration or diabetes treatment decisions.2,3,4

All in-warranty t:slim X2 pump users in Canada will have the option to add Control-IQ technology to their existing pump beginning in March 2021 via remote software update. The update will be free of charge through December 31, 2021.5 Tandem expects to begin shipping t:slim X2 insulin pumps with Control-IQ technology in Canada in the first quarter of next year.

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