Using algorithms, scientists can find out what makes you sick

Student Marija Regina Boland, one of the authors of the study, believes that such a volume of data in one place can significantly facilitate and speed up the early detection of diseases.
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Ažurirano: 27.09.2017. 14:14h

Scientists in New York have launched a medical database in which, through numerous algorithms, you can find out which of the 55 diseases shows a connection with the month of your child's birth.

The most exposed to diseases are children born in October, but experts warn that the goal of this database is not to spread panic among parents, but to help them in time. The data were taken from the medical records of as many as 1,7 million people treated between 1985 and 2013 in New York.

The results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and reveal that the healthiest children were born in May. The author of the study notes that these results are very important for understanding the existence of risks, when it is possible to pay attention and receive treatment in time.

It should be remembered that the risk related to the month of birth is still negligibly small compared to the importance of a healthy diet and sufficient physical activity.

What does your child's birth month mean?

Doctor Tatoneti has created an easy-to-read visualization, a wheel calendar, so that you can more easily see when the risks for which disease are higher.

This calendar shows that people born in March face the highest risk of heart failure and clogged arteries.

Data from Denmark and Austria show that children born between March and June had higher rates of heart disease and shorter life expectancy.

Student Marija Regina Boland, one of the authors of the study, believes that such a volume of data in one place can significantly facilitate and speed up the early detection of diseases.

The risk of asthma is highest in children born in June or October.

The risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is highest among children born in November, reports Radio Sarajevo.

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