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Almost half of us cry at work, sad survey finds

Need a tissue? Join the club. The number of people who have cried at work is surprisingly high: 45%. The oddly comforting figure was highlighted in September’s Harper’s Index, the magazine’s list of telling statistics, presented without commentary. However, as many of us know, the concept of having a total and utter breakdown at your… Read More »

Artificial intelligence can predict premature death, study finds

Computers which are capable of teaching themselves to predict premature death could greatly improve preventative healthcare in the future, suggests a new study by experts at the University of Nottingham. The team of healthcare data scientists and doctors have developed and tested a system of computer-based ‘machine learning’ algorithms to predict the risk of early… Read More »

Health screening 'not meeting targets', report finds

None of the three main health screening programmes in England – bowel, breast or cervical – met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office. There were also delays in cervical screening results reaching half of women tested, with a backlog of nearly 100,000 samples. Bowel screening performed best, narrowly… Read More »