Researchers use health data tools to rapidly detect sepsis in newborns

IMAGE: Aaron J. Masino, PhD, is a machine-learning scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. view more  Credit: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Automated programs can identify which sick infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have sepsis hours before clinicians recognize the life-threatening condition. A team of data researchers and physician-scientists tested machine-learning models in…

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Is alcohol consumption more helpful than harmful? It depends on your age

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Studies of health effects of alcohol consumption may underestimate the risks of imbibing, particularly for younger people, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The research demonstrates that although cohort studies–the type of observational investigations typically used to study health benefits and risks–sometimes show benefits…

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Higher hospital readmission rates for cardiac patients in Northern vs. Southern Ontario: Importance

IMAGE: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI): cumulative incidence for all-cause death and readmission by Northern and Southern Ontario. view more  Credit: Canadian Journal of Cardiology Philadelphia, February 28, 2019 – Patients hospitalized with heart attacks, heart failure, atrial fibrillation or stroke in Northern Ontario, Canada, were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital and repeatedly hospitalized…

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