The Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre is on track to begin taking in Covid-19 patients from Monday after workers spent a week converting the facility into a 276-bed temporary hospital. Located a short walk from the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), the MECC will be run as a temporary addition to the hospital strictly for coronavirus patients "who have been diagnosed with the virus, but for whom basic care is sufficient."
Maastricht UMC+ is working on an AI system, named Molly, that can independently diagnose and prescribe medication to heart patients. A less-advanced version of Molly is already being tested, De Limburger reports.
The less advanced Molly is a virtual nurse that works through an app and gives patients with heart failure instructions on how to measure their blood pressure, for example. It answers questions and warns patients if they need to call the doctor. Molly 2.0 will be much better and smarter.
A professor at the university medical center in Maastricht is no longer the head of the Transplantation Immunology department after a flood of criticism on his behavior. Former employees call working under him "North Korean conditions" and accuse him of mistreating coworkers and PhD students for years, NOS reports.
It is not clear whether this professor was dismissed as department head, or stepped down on his own. He still works at the hospital, but only as a researcher and as supervisor for PhD students, according to the broadcaster.
Scientists at Maastricht University Medical Center discovered a link between a microorganism in the gastrointestinal tract and the risk of childhood obesity - the larger the number of this microbe present, the greater risk of obesity.
High amounts of essential fatty acids consumed during pregnancy may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in the kids.
People who eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day have a lower risk of getting oral cancer than people who do not eat enough fruit and vegetables.
Ten percent of 50 year olds show changes in their brains that point to the Alzheimer's disease. The specific protein accumulations appear 20 to 30 years before symptoms arrive.
A breath test can establish in as little as 6 minutes if women have breast cancer or an abnormal mammogram, according to a study by Maastricht UMC+ and the Maastro Clinic. The promising results were published today in the scientific magazine PLOS ONE.