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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Dallas needs to break the destructive cycles of peer pressure and generational legacies that encourage teenagers to make decisions that turn their lives in the wrong direction. Children of teenage mothers tend to score lower on school readiness assessments and are more likely to carom through the foster care system. Sons of teen mothers are more likely to spend time behind bars and daughters are more likely to be abused.Cities across the nation have found success with scientifically sound information and candid campaigns. Milwaukee, which is the gold standard for intervention, used ad images that were bold and raw: pregnant mannequins wearing prom dresses, dirty diaper posters at bus stops, and frank messages from teen fathers on social media. Milwaukee's birth rate for girls ages 15 to 17 has fallen 65 percent since 2016. No doubt the Dallas program must be tailored to our city's demographic mix. But a well-devised effort aimed at … [Read more...] about Dallas’ teen pregnancy rates aren’t going to be substantially lower without immediate intervention
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Doña Ana County teen birth rate continues to decline Doña Ana County moved from the highest rate of teen pregnancies in New Mexico in 2005 to number 18 out of the 33 counties in 2016. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Earl Nissen, For the Sun-News Published 11:02 a.m. MT May 5, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE In 2005, the New Mexico Community Foundation with the purpose of identifying the social problems of Doña Ana County, sponsored a series of community … [Read more...] about Doña Ana County teen birth rate continues to decline
Almost half of high school students in the United States report that they have had sexual intercourse. That reality — that 47 percent of high school students report having had intercourse — is a wakeup call to adults who care about adolescent and teen health, particularly girls who are at risk for becoming pregnant.In the United States, teen birth rates continue to decline (a public health success), but in 2013, about 273,000 births still occurred to mothers ages 15 to 19. Butte-Silver Bow has a higher teen birth rate than Montana as a whole — 32.3 per 1,000 females ages 15 to 19, compared to 27.4 per 1,000 for the rest of the state, as of 2015. (Top U.S. performers in this health ranking stand at about 15 per 1,000 females.)The U.S. government, through its Healthy People 2020 objectives, has pinpointed how communities can reduce the teen pregnancy and birth rate (we’re paying great attention right now because May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention … [Read more...] about The Public’s Health: Education key to teen pregnancy prevention
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home 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 PostEverything Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Removing small barriers to getting an IUD has had big results in Delaware. Removing small barriers to getting an IUD has had big results in Delaware. by Karen Weese by Karen Weese May 1 at 6:00 AM Karen Weese is a freelance writer living in Cincinnati. (iStock) When a group of Yale college seniors was given information about the dangers of tetanus, nearly all of them indicated that they wanted to get a tetanus shot, yet only 3 percent actually did … [Read more...] about Almost half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. There’s a surprisingly easy way to change that.