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UK government pledges $303 million for A.I. project to tackle cancer, dementia and heart disease

BrianAJackson | iStock | Getty Images The U.K. government has announced £250 million ($ 303 million) in funding to create a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab that focuses on healthcare. The lab will, according to authorities, hope to improve cancer screening by speeding up test results; identify patients who are “most at risk” of heart… Read More »

Study shows Apple devices in combo with apps could identify dementia

FILE PHOTO: The new Apple iPhone X are seen on display at the Apple Store in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (Reuters) – Drugmaker Eli Lilly said on Thursday early results from a study suggest that Apple Inc devices, including the iPhone, in combination with digital apps could differentiate people with… Read More »

Anticholinergic drugs increase your risk for dementia

While dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (the most advanced, severe and lethal form of dementia) are primarily diet- and lifestyle-driven, certain medications can also ramp up your risk. One of the riskiest classes of drugs in this regard are anticholinergic drugs, prescribed for such widely varying conditions such as depression, incontinence, insomnia, allergies and epilepsy.1 You… Read More »