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AI predicts heart attacks, Bangladesh's worst dengue outbreak, undiagnosed cognitive impairment

Today ChatGPT read 1255 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 3 articles with a significance score over 7.

[7.8] Rising temperatures, longer monsoon drive Bangladesh's worst dengue outbreak — Reuters

Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with 1,476 deaths and 291,832 infections in 2023, surpassing the previous record. Climate change is creating ideal breeding conditions for the dengue-spreading mosquito, Aedes aegypti, due to rising temperatures and longer monsoons. Dengue cases have been reported in all 64 districts for the first time. Hospitals are overwhelmed, with shortages of intravenous fluids.

[7.4] AI could predict heart attack risk up to 10 years in the future, finds Oxford study — The Guardian

A study by the University of Oxford found that AI can predict heart attack risk up to 10 years in advance, potentially saving thousands of lives. The AI tool, tested on 40,000 patients, accurately predicted heart attack risk and altered treatment plans for 45% of patients. The British Heart Foundation-funded study aims to implement the AI tool in the NHS to prevent avoidable heart attack deaths.

[7.1] Nearly everyone with mild cognitive impairment goes undiagnosed — WIRED

A recent study found that 92% of people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in the US are not diagnosed early enough to access new Alzheimer's treatments. Only 8% of predicted MCI cases were diagnosed, with even lower rates for Black, Hispanic, and lower-income individuals. Diagnosing MCI is challenging for primary care physicians, who lack time and training.

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