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( Ghana Approves Anti-LGBTQ Bill Considered Among Harshest in Africa
Feb 29th 2024, 11:22

Source: ( CBS News - World NewsGhana's parliament approved one of the toughest pieces of anti-LGBTQ legislation in Africa Wednesday after months of debate. Homosexuality is already illegal in Ghana and punishable by up to three years in prison. Under the new law, the maximum sentence will increase to five years. It also allows a custodial sentence for people convicted of advocating for LGBTQ rights, and makes it illegal to distribute material deemed supportive of LGBTQ rights.


( AI Phone App Detects Depression >From Facial Cues, Says Report
Feb 29th 2024, 00:14

Source: ( United Press International - Health NewsA new smartphone application uses artificial intelligence to detect depression from facial cues, opening the door to real-time digital mental health support, a new study reports. The researchers published their work Tuesday to the arXiv preprint database before presenting it at a conference in May. AI coupled with facial-image processing software can reliably detect the onset of depression before the user knows something is wrong, say the...


( Study Discovers Cause of "Brain Fog" Link to Long-COVID
Feb 29th 2024, 00:13

Source: ( Google News - HealthPeople experiencing long-COVID have measurable memory and cognitive deficits equivalent to a difference of about six IQ points, a new study suggests. The research, based on more than 140,000 people, found that COVID-19 may impair memory for a year or more after infection. People with unresolved symptoms persisting more than 12 weeks tend to have larger deficits in performance on tasks involving memory, reasoning, and executive function.


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