Teens with obesity find artificial intelligence coach helpful in weight-loss program

ORLANDO (May 16, 2019) – Researchers at Nemours Children’s Health System have found that an artificial intelligence (AI) behavioral coach, nicknamed Tess (X2ai, Inc), is feasible and useful for behavioral counseling of adolescent patients in a weight management program. The study, published today in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine, demonstrates adolescents’ willingness and positive reaction…

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Electric car switch on for health benefits

Could the health benefits and reduced costs to healthcare systems be enough to justify subsidizing charging infrastructure to allow society to switch from the internal combustion engine to electric vehicles faster than current trends predict? Writing in the International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Mitchell House and David Wright of the University of Ottawa,…

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Improving health outcomes with a little help from our friends — and artificial intelligence

IMAGE: Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert of the Medical University of South Carolina and Hollings Cancer Center studies social determinants of health and health disparities. view more  We fare better during health challenges when we have a little help from our friends, family and community. And perhaps an assist from artificial intelligence. Researchers at the Medical University of…

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