Health Problems

Machine learning leads to novel way to track tremor severity in Parkinson’s patients

One of the hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is tremors. This involuntary movement disorder reduces quality of life by interrupting patients’ activities such as writing and eating. Neurologists routinely measure tremors using the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS), which requires patients to perform specific tasks. Unfortunately, this evaluation is based on an onsite physical […]

Health Problems

Study finds way to disarm dangerous bacteria

In Australia, more than 10,000 patients a year acquire a serious bacterial infection called Clostridioides difficile, often while in hospital, resulting in the death of up to 300 people per year. The Centers for Disease Control in the United States (US) call C. difficile a major health threat causing half a million infections and 15,000 […]

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House calls are on the way: Health startup expands doctor house calls to Atlanta area with Aetna

Insurance company Aetna announced it is teaming up with the Los Angeles-based startup Heal to offer doctor house calls to the Atlanta metropolitan area. Aetna’s commercial members, according to the announcement, will be able to get house calls from Heal’s doctors. Heal uses board-certified family practice doctors, internists and pediatricians. “Aetna—together with CVS—has a very […]