Selfie app ‘spots early signs of pancreatic cancer’

BBC News - Selfie app 'spots early signs of pancreatic cancer'  #tech #medicine #technology

  • A team of medical clinicians and computer scientists have teamed up to create an app designed to spot early signs of pancreatic cancer.
  • The disease, which killed Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs, is one of the hardest types of cancer to treat, but detecting and treating it early can make a big difference to survival rates.
  • The BiliScreen app is still in development at the University of Washington but is due to be presented at a computing conference later this month.

The software is designed to act as a low-cost early warning system for pancreatic tumours.
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Theresa May admits UK mental health services are ‘patchy’

  • Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them.
  • “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained.
  • “I saw some of the first sets of training that we’re doing for teachers and staff in schools so they can better identify when young people have mental health problems and to know what is the right support to give to those young people.”
  • We’ve increased the number of mental health beds for young people and we’re putting record amounts of funding into mental health in the national health service.
  • “That’s why one of the things I’ve been doing is actually looking at the community mental health services for young people and reviewing that across the country because it is patchy.

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Theresa May admits UK mental health services are ‘patchy’

  • Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them.
  • “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained.
  • “I saw some of the first sets of training that we’re doing for teachers and staff in schools so they can better identify when young people have mental health problems and to know what is the right support to give to those young people.”
  • We’ve increased the number of mental health beds for young people and we’re putting record amounts of funding into mental health in the national health service.
  • “That’s why one of the things I’ve been doing is actually looking at the community mental health services for young people and reviewing that across the country because it is patchy.

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Sugar intake in children ‘double recommended level’

#Sugar intake in children 'double recommended level' - BBC News  #weightloss #obesity

  • But sugar still makes up 13% of children’s daily calorie intake and 15% of teenagers’ daily diet – much more than the 5% recommended limit.
  • Children aged four to 10 have diets in which 13% of their daily calorie intake comes from saturated fat, compared with a target of under 11%.
  • On average, teenagers manage just 2.8 portions per day while adults eat about four portions.
  • Adults consume a high level of sugar too, making up 12% of their diets on average.
  • Children aged four to 10 are consuming twice as much sugar as they should be and teenagers three times as much, a national survey of diets has found.

Children aged four to 10 are consuming twice as much sugar as they should be and teenagers three times too much, a national survey of diets has found.
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