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( FDA Warned an Asthma Drug May Induce Despair, But Many Don't Know
Jan 10th 2024, 08:44

Source: ( Google News - HealthIn early 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration responded to decades of concern about a drug commonly prescribed for asthma and allergies by deploying one of its most potent tools: a stark warning on the drug's label that it could cause aggression, agitation, and even suicidal thoughts. Yet the drug was prescribed to 12 million Americans in 2022, including 1.6 million children, who face the greatest risks of the drug's ill effects. Why?


( AI-Powered Misinformation World's Biggest Near-Term Threat, Report Says
Jan 10th 2024, 08:43

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportFalse and misleading information supercharged with cutting-edge artificial intelligence that threatens to erode democracy and polarize society is the top immediate risk to the global economy, the World Economic Forum said in a report Wednesday. The latest Global Risks Report—based on a survey of nearly 1,500 experts, industry leaders, and policymakers—also said an array of environmental risks pose the biggest threats in the longer term.


( Facebook to Hide Posts on Suicide and Eating Disorders From Teen  Feeds
Jan 10th 2024, 08:43

Source: ( ABC News - Science and TechnologyMeta said Tuesday it will start hiding inappropriate content from teenagers' accounts on Instagram and Facebook, including posts about suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders. The social media giant, based in Menlo Park, California, said in a blog post that while it already aims not to recommend such "age-inappropriate" material to teens, now it also won't show it in their feeds, even if it is shared by an account they follow.


( Largest Great Ape to Ever Live Went Extinct Because of Climate Change
Jan 10th 2024, 08:42

Source: ( ABC News - Science and TechnologyAn ancient species of great ape was likely driven to extinction hundreds of thousands of years ago when climate change put its favorite fruits out of reach during dry seasons, scientists reported Wednesday. The species Gigantopithecus blacki, which once lived in southern China, represents the largest great ape known to scientists — standing 10 feet tall and weighing up to 650 pounds. But its size may also have been a weakness.


( New AI Tool Accurately Detects COVID-19 From Chest X-Rays
Jan 10th 2024, 08:42

Source: ( Science Daily - Top HealthResearchers have developed a groundbreaking artificial intelligence system that can rapidly detect COVID-19 from chest X-rays with more than 98% accuracy. "The new AI system could be particularly beneficial in countries experiencing high levels of COVID-19 where there is a shortage of radiologists," said author Amir Gandomi from the University of Technology Sydney. The study appears in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.


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Michael Reeder LCPC
Baltimore, MD

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