Tech & Science A new artificial intelligence-enhanced machine can reportedly help doctors select healthy embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment with 85 percent accuracy. The tech—developed by experts from Imperial College in London and Cornell University in New York—uses algorithms to predict the quality of embryos in an incubator based on time-lapse photography. Medical staff can use it to help boost the chance of a successful pregnancy. According to The Mirror, a New York-based supercomputer codenamed “The Beast” was fed “more than 50,000 images of more than 10,000 embryos” to learn the key factors behind which embryos were likely to result in a live birth, and which were likely to result in a stillbirth. In one trial, using a sample of 328 images of embryos, the AI machine was able to identify 280 that had resulted in a live birth, the Daily Telegraph reported. Dr. Nikica Zaninovic, lead author of the study from Cornell … [Read more...] about Artificial Intelligence Boosts Chances of Successful IVF, Study Claims
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set! Sign up *Invalid email address Got it Got it Morning Mix by Meagan Flynn by Meagan Flynn Email the author … [Read more...] about Texas’s maternal mortality rate was unbelievably high. Now we know why.
The lowest moment of Liz Buckman’s life happened in Arlington, Virginia, an area that in 2016 was rated in one survey the best place to live in America.In the early 2000s, the Emmitsburg resident was still living in Arlington with her eldest daughter, Hannah, and teaching special education at a local middle school. On the surface, Buckman said, she seemed like a happy enough adult. She was functioning at work, and her colleagues knew her as a devoted mother and educator.What they didn’t know was that Buckman was struggling with serious depression and anxiety that flattened the contours of her seemingly content life.Buckman had been experiencing both conditions since she was a young child, but had little success at managing them with traditional treatment. Years of talk therapy had only a limited effect, as did medications such as Prozac, Zoloft and even Xanax prescribed in the months after her first pregnancy.Toward the end of her time in Virginia, Buckman weighed more than … [Read more...] about Emmitsburg woman successfully treats depression through a little-known treatment
Prenatal screening tests are rising across the countries of Europe and America and, as a result, fewer babies with Down syndrome are being born. Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects a child’s facial appearance and intellectual development. Although this disability affects the child’s growth and brain function, many of those affected can live happy and healthy lives. Despite this, the percentage of mothers in America that choose to end a pregnancy after a prenatal screening test shows a possibility of Down syndrome is a high 67 percent. Iceland, however, was even higher at 100 percent in 2015, according to CBS News. This is shocking. In America, some view abortion as murder: It is killing a child who cannot fight for themselves or decide for themselves whether they will be given the chance to live or die. However, Iceland does not view termination of pregnancy in this way. Helga Sol Olafsdottir, one of the abortion doctors at the Landspital University Hospital in … [Read more...] about Parkin: Iceland’s Abortion Rates for Down Syndrome Show Lack of Compassion
The Trump administration is pulling the plug on a $213 million federal program to prevent teen pregnancy, a program that medical professionals credit with helping bring the teen pregnancy rate to an all-time low. It's pure politics, and Dallas is about to become collateral damage.According to memos obtained by NBC News, three political appointees with pro-abstinence beliefs balked at continuing the program, which had bipartisan support in Congress and has trained more than 7,000 health professionals and supported 3,000 community-based organizations since it began in 2010. But unless the administration changes course, the outreach work being done by 81 organizations is in jeopardy. In Dallas, the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens will lose nearly $1 million a year, a significant part of its budget. Officials will have to scramble to raise money if they are to maintain the group's outreach. … [Read more...] about A successful teen pregnancy program in Dallas is about to be slashed. Why? Politics