AIs trained to help with sepsis treatment, fracture diagnosis

Enlarge (credit: Bo Mertz) Treating patients effectively involves a combination of training and experience. That’s one of the reasons that people have been excited about the prospects of using AI in medicine: it’s possible to train algorithms using the experience of thousands of doctors, giving them more information than any single human could accumulate. This […]

‘It’s a tragedy’: How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

In a joint investigation with CBC Radio’s The Current and the Toronto Star, The Fifth Estate has spoken to half a dozen families across Canada whose families were broken in part as a result of faulty hair tests done by the Hospital for Sick Children’s Motherisk lab. CBC | Health News

Fracture warning: THIS lesser known type nicknamed 'marble bone disease' can be fatal

Osteopetrosis can cause a number of serious, potentially life-threatening problems throughout the body. According to the US’s National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), it is triggered by an imbalance in the formation and breakdown of bone. This causes the bone to become overly dense, but also weak and at risk of […]

Bone fracture warning: Five signs YOU suffer from dangerous muscle decline

Sarcopenia is a condition where muscle mass and strength is lost as you get older. This can cause significant reduction in a person’s strength, which can also affect gait and balance, causing difficulty climbing stairs and lifting objects. The condition is estimated to affect 4.6 per cent of men and 7.9 per cent of women […]

Lions Tour 2017: Stuart Hogg to miss rest of tour due to facial fracture

The Lions have announced full-back Hogg will return home to Scotland for further treatment on a “facial bone fracture”. Hogg collided with Conor Murray’s elbow as the Ireland scrum-half sought to let the Glasgow star launch a counter-attack in the first half of the Crusaders clash. “It is hugely disappointing for Stuart to have to […]