AI Beats Humans at Detecting Cervical Precancers

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many women in developing countries lack access to advanced screening for cervical cancer. But researchers say a new “AI” technique might help. The technique relies on photos and computer artificial intelligence to identify changes that may lead to cervical cancer. Catching these changes early, when they’re still easily…

AHA: Breastfeeding May Help a Mom's Heart

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (American Heart Association) — Studies have long touted the benefits of breastfeeding for infants, including stronger immune systems and lower risk for asthma, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. But babies aren’t the only ones benefiting: Nursing also appears to provide health benefits for moms. Research suggests women who breastfeed have a…

Foot Stools Move Human Stool Along

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A simple potty stool under your feet might help cure constipation, researchers say. “These toilet stools became popular through things like viral videos and social media, but there was really no medical evidence to show whether or not they are effective,” said researcher Dr. Peter Stanich. He is…