Farooq Ahmed

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It is well established that a pregnant woman’s habits affect the health of her unborn child, but the extent of the impact is less well known. Recent studies of tragic historical events, namely the Dutch Hongerwinter and the Great Chinese Famine, have begun to highlight the trans-generational relationship between food and genes. The Hongerwinter (hunger(More)
Systematic reviews are essential in summarising evidence and providing an indication of its strength and direction. This is why they often inform clinical decision making. Although the quantity of reviews published is increasing, concerns about their quality may sometimes be questioned. This paper highlights the aspects of systematic review methodology that(More)
BACKGROUND Dental caries is a highly prevalent chronic disease which affects the majority of people. It has been postulated that the consumption of xylitol could help to prevent caries. The evidence on the effects of xylitol products is not clear and therefore it is important to summarise the available evidence to determine its effectiveness and safety. (More)
Surveillance is an important need for a secured and supervised environment. Manual supervision for the purpose of surveillance proves to be expensive and prone to slipups. Many researchers have worked to provide an automated solution to this problem. In this article, we present a solution to this problem using image moments and recurrent neural networks.(More)
  • Farooq Ahmed
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 2017
On September 2, 2015, the image of three-year-old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, lying face down on a Turkish beach sparked an international effort to aid refugees. Donations to charitable organizations surged, dwarfing the assistance to refugees since the violence in Syria began in 2011. Kurdi, however, was not the only person to drown that day in the Aegean(More)