Science and medicine were not subjects of dinnertime conversations in the Norton household in Christchurch, New Zealand, but Professor Robyn Norton grew up observing her parents’ commitment to equity and social justice in improving people’s lives. It left an indelible impression on her young mind.
Researchers at The George Institute, UK, have collaborated with the Oxford Martin School at University of Oxford on a major new programme looking at how Machine Intelligence can be used to treat chronic disease.
"Risk assessment of pregnant women is an important part of routine obstetric care worldwide. This research can potentially contribute to the improvement of continuous risk assessment throughout the pregnancy."
Chronic kidney disease is now recognized as a major medical problem worldwide. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2015 ranked chronic kidney disease 17th among the causes of deaths globally (age-standardized annual death rate of 19.2 deaths per 100,000 population). In many countries, chronic kidney disease is now among the top ﬁve causes of death. In India, GBD 2015 ranks chronic kidney disease as the eighth leading cause of death.