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Editorial

Use of AI on the Rise in Sports and Healthcare

November 6, 2019

Via: Kelly Redmond

Trust in artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining ground in more than one sector. After healthcare and prevention, it started spreading to tennis courts. Novac Djokovic is one of the best tennis players in the world, but it definitely took some […]


Innovation, Med Tech

More Research Concludes That Healthcare AI Adoption Is Expanding Rapidly

November 4, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Not long ago, I shared a survey documenting a big year-to-year jump in the number of healthcare execs who reported having implemented an AI strategy. Now, I have another set of data points on healthcare AI adoption to share with […]


Wellness

What you need to know ahead of this year’s flu season

November 4, 2019

Via: CNBC

A surge in influenza cases in Australia and at least three deaths in the U.S. in recent weeks have some physicians worried that this year’s flu season could be a bad one for Americans. Though public health officials say they […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New deep learning tool will advance personalized medicine for musculoskeletal diseases

October 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Personalized medicine has stirred the imagination of drugs and therapies that are individually tailored to patients. In the future, there will no longer be a need to worry about side effects, and patients will be screened to identify which treatment […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Cannabis is not an effective treatment for mental health conditions, conclude experts

October 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A team in Australia has reviewed available evidence over a period of almost 30 years to investigate the effectiveness and safety of medicinal cannabinoids in the treatment of mental health disorders. They found little evidence to back up claims that […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

MRI contrast agent enables early detection of liver disease

October 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have developed a new MRI contrast dye that enables more accurate and safer detection of early-stage liver disease than currently approved agents. The new compound, called ProCA32.collagen1, was developed by scientists supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse […]


Opinions

Employers are scaling back their dependence on high-deductible health plans

October 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Everything old is new again. As open enrollment gets underway for next year’s job-based health insurance coverage, some employees are seeing traditional plans offered alongside or instead of the plans with sky-high deductibles that may have been their only choice […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patients eligible for charity care instead get big bills

October 14, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When Ashley Pintos went to the emergency room of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., in 2016, with a sharp pain in her abdomen and no insurance, a representative demanded a $500 deposit before treating her. “She said, ‘Do […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Survey: Very few Americans are concerned about the health effects of bad posture

October 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The average American adult spends more than three and a half hours looking down at their smartphones every day. Looking down or slouching for long periods of time can not only cause chronic pain in the back, neck and knees, […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Pioneering melanoma test to be made available within two years

September 27, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at Newcastle University in the UK have developed a new test that can more accurately predict whether skin cancer is likely to return. The researchers say that for patients with the earliest stages of melanoma, the test can reliably […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Dengue virus becoming resistant to vaccines and therapeutics due to mutations in specific protein

September 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

DENV2 exists as smooth spherical surface particles while growing at the mosquito’s physiological temperature (29 degrees Celsius). It then changes to bumpy surfaced particles at human physiological temperature (37 degrees Celsius). This ability to morph helps the virus to evade […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics

September 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

This bacterium is one of many that have evolved a system that allows them to acquire difficult-to-access iron from the human body. Iron is essential for bacterial growth and survival, but in humans, most of it is held up within […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Rethinking how cholesterol is integrated into cells

September 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

It has been known for a long time that cholesterol is transported around the body in the blood as small particles consisting of fat and protein. In the body’s cells, these particles are broken down and cholesterol is released and […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists identify new family of drugs which could combat prostate cancer

September 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A new family of drugs which inhibit the activity of a protein associated with prostate and other cancers has been reported by scientists from the University of Bath. They provide a promising avenue for research to potentially develop new therapies […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Understanding and Managing Patient Denial: A Key to Better Healthcare

September 17, 2019

Via: Forbes

Of all the topics I wish was better taught when I was a medical student, learning how to recognize and address denial, is foremost among them. As physicians, we regularly encounter patients who, for one reason or another, simply don’t […]