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Geisinger COPD study to test vocal biomarker algorithm

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease experience exacerbations caused by an infection in the lung. But a novel technique is being studied by Geisinger Health System to detect these flare-ups. Geisinger’s Voice Analysis of COPD Patients with Exacerbations (VOICE) study, supported by a grant from pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, will evaluate an algorithm for vocal biomarkers… Read More »

Tooth Fairy Study Reveals Children near Lead Smelters Are Exposed to Dangerous Lead in the Womb

Jill Johnston, University of Southern California The environmental tragedy in Flint, Michigan, in which drinking water contaminated with lead raised fears of potential health effects for exposed children, revealed the failure of a regulatory system to protect residents from lead exposure. Until 2015 the Exide Technologies lead-acid battery smelter, in southeast Los Angeles County, California,… Read More »