Human doctors once again fell short of artificial intelligence in a test to accurately diagnose breast cancer, adding yet more evidence that AI-aided diagnostics may soon be commonplace. Researchers at the University of Washington and UCLA created a system that was able to distinguish between a pair of conditions that human doctors often struggle to identify correctly.
When it comes to kids and screen time, the tide seems to finally be turning. What was a few short years ago a distinctly minority viewpoint - that time on phones, tablets, laptops, and video game consoles is bad for children and should be severely restricted - is now gaining ground.
The Washington Post has created a series of data visualizations showing the number of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills sold in each United States county between 2006 and 2012. The data, which the Post has also published and comes from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, consists of data about more than 380 million transactions, including the sale of pills to pharmacies.
Military research has long focused on ticks. Sites around Long Island Sound, near the military’s Plum Island research lab, were some of the first places where the American Lyme disease epidemic was identified. But there was no release of the Lyme disease agent or any other onto American soil, accidental or otherwise, by the military.
Worldwide research coalition offers new guidelines for healing oral mucositis in head, neck cancer patients
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy.
For the first time, researchers have eliminated HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from the genomes of living animals -- a major accomplishment along the path to freeing the world of this deadly disease. For the study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from Temple University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center started by engineering mice to produce human T cells susceptible to HIV infection.
As the U.S. unemployment rate dips to the lowest it's been in a half-century, Americans seeking work can find opportunities in the booming health care and technology sectors in 2019. Those two areas were the leaders among the top 10 jobs over the past six months, according to a report released Thursday by job search company Monster.
"Trying to make medications more affordable is important, but if Washington isn't careful, we might leave innovation behind." This is the message the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) heard from Amy, a Voters for Cures advocate from South Carolina who reminds us what's at stake in the broader public policy debate around medical innovation, access and affordability.
Last week, The Washington Post reported that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has data showing that an arthritis treatment it owns called Enbrel may also lower the risk of getting Alzheimer’s by 64 per cent. But, according to critics, Pfizer has elected not to develop the drug for this condition because the patent on it will soon expire, meaning the company won’t profit from pursuing it further.
All of humanity save for a handful of astronauts have the advantage of living inside the protective bubble of Earth’s magnetic field. As space agencies and private companies look toward a future of people living on the moon and Mars, we have to contend with an unpleasant reality: the radiation out there is lethal. Any attempt to send humans to Mars right now would undoubtedly result in severe health problems, but scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are studying the issue in hopes of making space safe for humanity.