The human race is growing exponentially. Experts expect the global population to reach 8 billion by the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023 and may top 10 billion by 2050. Where there are large populations of people, there are risks. Diseases directly related to exposure to human waste are dangerous and can even be deadly, but with proper wastewater treatment and management, … [Read more...] about Technology for Disease Control and Prevention in Developing Countries
The influx of disruptive technologies in many industries has brought massive transformation. The healthcare industry is no different when it comes to technological intervention taking over its functioning. Particularly emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), automation, machine learning, etc., have significantly impacted the healthcare sector. Even stats are … [Read more...] about How Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting the Healthcare Industry
Hop on just about any website these days, and you are bound to meet a chatbot before you interact with a live human. Patients can log into Sensely, the company that partners with the Mayo Clinic, and enter their symptoms to receive self-care advice or a referral to care services just by chatting with the bot. Doctors also benefit from similar tech, with platforms offering quick … [Read more...] about What Is AI’s Role in Disease Prevention?
In recent years, we have been hearing a lot about the potential of digital doctors and nurses: the example of AI becoming directly in charge of our welfare. Being a logical step after AI assisting in diagnostics and treatment path evaluation, digitalisation of medical professionals is something that the broad public still isn't completely comfortable with. But what if the … [Read more...] about Artificial Intelligence for Mental Health
Sexually transmitted diseases are reaching record high numbers in the United States, with 50.5 million men and 59.5 million women having STDs. Even with the rise of easily accessible education and means to prevent and treat STDs, they are still spreading. A major factor contributing to STDs spreading is people being unaware they have contracted an STD and then having … [Read more...] about How Big Data is Predicting the Spread of STDs and Helping Treat Those With Them