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Penn leverages machine learning to identify severe sepsis early | Health Data Management
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Health System developed a machine-learning algorithm to identify hospitalized patients who are at risk for severe sepsis or septic shock. The algorithm draws on information from EHRs and then incorporates feedback into those EHRs, alerting care teams of risks.
Hospital executives are worried about Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, saying that participation in the accord is necessary for good health.
Measles outbreak in Minnesota surpasses last year's total for the entire country | The Washington Post
There are now more cases of measles in the Minnesota measles outbreak than there were in the entire country last year, and health officials worry that the virus will continue to disproportionately affect the Somali-American community in the state.
Trump rule could deny birth control coverage to hundreds of thousands of women | The New York Times
The Trump administration wants to allow more employers and insurers to be exempt from the mandate to cover contraception. These organizations could claim moral or religious objection to the law in order to be granted exemption.
Health insurance startup Bright Health picks up another $160 million | Mobihealthnews
The Minneapolis-based company has now raised a total of $240 million.
Bicycle Therapeutics picks up speed with $52M Series B | Medcity News
Cambridge, U.K.-based Bicycle Therapeutics raised a $52 million Series B funding round Thursday, money it will use to develop various drugs, including those that target tumors.
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You look familiar. Now scientists know why. | The New York Times
Caltech biologists have figured out how humans identify faces: by using so-called face cells, a particular type of neuron in the brain; only 200 of these cells are needed to identify a face, according to the researchers.
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