Tag: Health

Using machine learning to track the pandemic’s impact on mental health

Using machine learning to track the pandemic’s impact on mental health
Researchers used machine learning to analyze the text of hundreds of thousands of Reddit posts, revealing several key impacts on mental health, including an overall increase in anxiety and in thoughts about suicide. Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT

Dealing with a global pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of millions of people. A team of MIT and Harvard University researchers has shown that they can measure those effects by analyzing the language that people use to express their anxiety online.

Using machine learning to analyze the text of more than 800,000 Reddit posts, the researchers were able to

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Health Risks Associated With Auto Body Painting Materials

by Chris Stevenson

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Auto body and paint shops use caustic, flammable and carcinogenic chemicals in their line of work, more than in the automotive repair trade. The health risks associated with auto body painting materials can be long-lasting and serious to the employee, and even customers, if the proper steps to implement safety precautions and certified equipment are not enforced. Every person entering or in the auto body paint trade, including current employees, should be aware of the numerous health risks they face each day.

Flammable Substances and Burns

Automotive paint prepared with reducers and lacquer thinner pose

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