Article was originally published on Aedit. From smart speakers in the operating room to virtual diagnosis and treatment plans, The AEDITION looks at a few of the ways artificial intelligence is shaking up the medical industry. We may not be at the point where you overhear your surgeon saying, “Hey, Google, pass the scalpel,” but […]
TSA workers are reportedly living in their cars and not taking medicine because they can’t afford it
Joe Raedle/Getty Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees are feeling the strain of a federal government shutdown that has reached its 34th day. A TSA worker from Kona, Hawaii, has begun living in his van six days per week because he can no longer afford to commute to and from his home, Hawaii News Now reports. […]
When an elderly Lakota woman limped into the medical tent, one foot sporting a painful burn, Linda Black Elk knew just the herb that would help. She began boiling yarrow, a plant that blossoms golden yellow and has been prized for its healing properties for centuries. Though she had applied the remedy countless times, Black […]
The #MeToo movement has brought down powerful men for allegations of sexual misconduct, but a commentary in a medical journal has found an unflattering side effect. It says #MeToo is preventing women in the medical profession from receiving mentorship opportunities from their male peers.
This year’s Nobel Prize recipients will be revealed starting Monday with the prize for medicine or physiology.
Last week research that looked at data examining almost 1.3 million people revealed no link whatsoever of high total cholesterol or “bad cholesterol” with heart disease. Lead author Uffe Ravskov told New Scientist last year “the cholesterol campaign is the greatest medical scandal of modern time”. The fear of cholesterol has driven a multibillion pound […]
Discoveries about what makes our internal clocks tick could create new treatments for conditions like epilepsy, diabetes and heart disease.
SHINGLES and chicken pox rash symptoms are both caused by the same family of virus, said ITV This Morning’s Dr Ranj. Patients should avoid this one medicine treatment, or risk itching symptoms getting worse.
A career in medicine can be gruelling, says an editorial in The Lancet. But in addition to the long hours and heavy workloads, the medical journal is highlighting a damning 300-page report on sexual harassment of women in in the academic fields of science, engineering and medicine.
During a recent evening on call in the hospital, I was asked to see an elderly woman with a failing kidney. She’d come in feeling weak and short of breath and had been admitted to the cardiology service because it seemed her heart wasn’t working right. Among other tests, she had been scheduled for a […]