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Bombshell Stanford study finds ChatGPT and Google’s Bard answer medical questions with racist, debunked theories that harm Black patients

As hospitals and health care systems turn to artificial intelligence to help summarize doctors’ notes and analyze health records, a new study led by Stanford School of Medicine researchers cautions that popular chatbots are perpetuating racist, debunked medical ideas, prompting concerns that the tools could worsen health disparities for Black patients. Powered by AI models trained on troves of text pulled from the internet, chatbots such as ChatGPT and Google’s Bard responded to the researchers’ questions with a range of misconceptions and falsehoods about Black patients, sometimes including fabricated, race-based equations, according to the study published Friday in the academic journal Digital Medicine and obtained exclusively by The Associated Press. Experts worry these systems could

The Benefits of AI in Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence is being used in healthcare for everything from answering patient questions to assisting with surgeries and developing new pharmaceuticals.

3D-printed Heart Valves Mark a Huge Leap in Personalized Healthcare

In a remarkable leap forward for pediatric cardiac care, researchers at Sainte-Justine Hospital are harnessing the power of 3D printing to create artificial heart valves that could potentially transform the treatment of congenital heart disease in children. Led by Dr. Mathieu Auger, a visionary cardiac surgeon at the forefront of medical innovation, this groundbreaking technology holds promise for significantly improving the lives of young patients with heart defects. Traditionally, treating congenital heart disease in children has posed significant challenges, often necessitating multiple surgeries as the child grows. However, the advent of 3D printing technology has opened up new avenues for personalized and adaptable solutions. The heart valves produced by this method are not only

Medical Tourism Increases in Popularity While Raising Several Concerns

Medical Tourism is the practice of travelling to foreign countries in search of healthcare. Some people may be looking for cheaper prices, while others look for more specialized care. A lot of factors play into it, and this is slowly growing its popularity. However, several concerns are rising, ranging from the

Groundbreaking Research Unveils New Tools in the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer

Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators have unveiled groundbreaking findings in the fight against pancreatic cancer, a notoriously challenging disease to treat. Their study, published in Nature Cancer, showcases the effectiveness of the Molecular Twin Precision Oncology Platform – a unique blend of precision medicine and

New CHEST Guidelines Address Respiratory Management of Neuromuscular Weakness

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) recently published updated clinical practice guidelines in Chest for respiratory management in patients with neuromuscular weakness, featuring 15 evidence-based recommendations. Developed by an expert panel comprising adult and pediatric pulmonologists, critical care specialists, sleep medicine specialists, a respiratory therapist, a methodologist, and a patient representative, the guidelines address the unique considerations of each patient's underlying neuromuscular disease process. The panel formulated 9 clinical questions using the PICO format, conducting literature searches in November 2018, September 2020, and July 2021. The analysis, involving 128 studies, resulted in 15 graded recommendations, 1 good practice statement, and 1

Elevated first-trimester TSH may increase risk for gestational diabetes.

In a groundbreaking exploration that challenges conventional norms, researchers from Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital have discovered a potential link between thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels during early pregnancy and an increased risk of gestational diabetes. Their findings, published in The Journal

Common cold coronaviruses may offer pre-existing immunity to COVID-19

Exposure to common cold-causing coronaviruses may contribute to pre-existing immunity to COVID-19, according to a new study involving a Rutgers research scientist. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Virology Plus, examined the immune responses in two categories of individuals in Lagos, Nigeria: health care
Medical Equipment

Olympus Announces Launch of Next Generation Electrosurgical Generator

Olympus Corporation, a global medical technology company committed to making people's lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, announced market availability of its newest electrosurgical generator for use in the treatment of bladder cancer and enlarged prostate. The ESG-410 Electrosurgical Generator supports options and efficiencies in the treatment of NMIBC (non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, by providing an array of resection loops, band electrodes and vaporization buttons and needles. Compared to its predecessor the ESG-400, the ESG-410 is designed with larger capacitors that allow for better plasma stability during ignition. The generator requires less energy for ignition than its predecessor1 and offers enhanced

Algae-Based Microrobots Deliver Antibiotics within Lungs of ICU Patients

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a microrobot system to treat bacterial pneumonia. The microrobots consist of living algal cells that can swim very effectively in biological fluids, allowing them to navigate throughout the lungs and deliver drugs to difficult-to-reach areas. The

Ophthalmic Microscope Global Market Report 2023

The global ophthalmic microscope market is expected to grow from $1.26 billion in 2022 to $1.39 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3%. The Russia-Ukraine war disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two
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Prospecting the Future: Envisaged Upswing in Physiotherapy Equipment Market, Eyeing US$ 38,134.8 Million by 2033 | FMI

The physical well-being and quality of life of people who are recuperating from injuries or who have chronic diseases are greatly enhanced by physical therapy. The Physiotherapy Equipment Market has experienced growth in tandem with the increase in demand for physiotherapy services. Due in large part to technological innovation, the prevalence of neurological and musculoskeletal illnesses is rising, and this sector of the economy is expanding quickly. The market for physiotherapy equipment has a large selection of gadgets and instruments made to help with the healing process. The industry has made considerable strides to meet a variety of treatment demands, from heat and cold therapy devices to electrotherapy machines and therapeutic exercise equipment. These contemporary resources help

Baxter Recalls Nearly 23,000 Infusion Pumps in Class I Recall

Baxter Healthcare has recalled two of its infusion pump products after software issues meant the devices were issuing false alarms. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tagged this as a Class I recall, indicating risk of injury or death with continued use of the devices. On 15 June, Baxter Healthcare sent affected

Study finds that Beta-Blockers with high sialyzability have potential for treating hemodialysis patients

Chronic hemodialysis patients face heightened cardiovascular risks, necessitating a nuanced approach to medication selection. Beta-blockers, known for their cardioprotective effects in the general population, present a complex landscape when applied to the unique physiology of hemodialysis patients. In this article, we explore the characteristics, indications, and evidence-based roles of beta-blockers in chronic hemodialysis patients, shedding light on the challenges faced by practitioners in optimizing patient outcomes. Understanding Beta-Blockers: Beta-blockers, or beta-adrenergic blocking agents, play a crucial role in controlling the "fight-or-flight" stress response by targeting adrenergic receptors. The receptors, divided into alpha and beta, have various subtypes with different
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Breakthrough AI Algorithm, DeepSTI, Revolutionizes Brain Imaging for Neurological Diseases

A recent study highlights the development of DeepSTI, an AI-assisted MRI algorithm capable of producing high-resolution 3D brain images from a single head orientation. This innovation holds promise for reducing the number of scans required to observe neurological changes linked to conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS). In contrast to susceptibility tensor imaging (STI), which demands multiple scans at various head orientations, DeepSTI generates a comprehensive brain "super-scan" with fewer images, offering a quicker and more patient-friendly process. Jeremias Sulam, PhD, the study's senior author at Johns Hopkins University, explained that traditional STI imaging necessitates at least six scans at different head orientations for effective reconstruction, hindering its widespread use.
Diet & Nutrition

Food SENSE offers new ways of assessing and tackling malnutrition in Uganda.

CGIAR’s Sustainable Animal Productivity and Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender inclusion Initiative (SAPLING) has developed a tool for assessing, identifying and responding to food and nutrition security problems in developing countries. The Food Security, Environments and Nutrition: Structured Evidence (FoodSENSE), is a decision support process developed by SAPLING researchers to aid decision makers in identifying barriers to improved food security and nutrition, and then to structure dialogue for prioritization of appropriate solutions for target demographic groups. The tool provides site-specific information on foods consumed, where they are sourced and the nutritional outcomes. It is also used to evaluate food systems and environments, including markets, value chains and socio-cultural

What Are The Signs That Iron Pills Are Working?

The signs that iron pills are working vary from person to person. Some people may notice an improvement in energy and other anemia symptoms. People without noticeable anemia symptoms may see little change. People often begin responding to iron pills within 2 weeks. A doctor can monitor if supplementation is working by

The “Medical Bypass”: New Drugs to Strike Obesity

The FDA has granted Mounjaro, drug that showed comparable potential to gastric bypass surgery, a Fast Track designation to treat obesity. In what’s being called a “medical bypass”, new anti-obesity drugs are almost matching efficacy rates in weight loss that have previously only been seen with weight loss surgeries. In
Country Reports

Egypt, Singapore seek to boost health cooperation

The Chairperson of the General Authority for Health Care and General Supervisor of the Comprehensive Health Insurance and Decent Life projects at the Ministry of Health and Population, Ahmed Al-Sobki, received the Ambassador of Singapore to Cairo, Dominic Goh, on Sunday. The meeting discussed ways to enhance strategic cooperation between Egypt and Singapore in the healthcare sector. According to a statement by Al-Sobki, the meeting focused on exploring opportunities for cooperation in the fields of advanced medical care and training of health personnel. The meeting also discussed the possibility of exchanging visits between consultants and health staff to share experiences between the two countries in the field of management, operation, and provision of services and advanced medical care

Wegovy: the slimming drug that keeps Denmark’s economy growing

Novo Nordisk, the Danish pharmaceutical company, has become Europe's largest company by stock market value, surpassing French luxury group LVMH. With a market value of £340 billion, it now exceeds Denmark's entire economic output. The success is attributed to the booming demand for its weight loss treatment, Wegovy.

Arab Health anticipates 3,000 companies from 70 countries for its next edition in January

The 2023 edition of Arab Health will return to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 30th January – 2nd February under the show's theme, 'Innovation and Sustainability in Healthcare', the organizers said. Exhibitor companies are also anticipated to rise, increasing from 2,828 to over 3,000 from 70 countries, according to Informa Markets. Arab Health has underscored its position as the epicenter of healthcare trade and reaffirmed its support for global businesses and governments by securing AED2.8 billion worth of healthcare industry-related contracts, according to a GRS Explore Exhibitor Survey during the 2022 edition, which was held in Dubai in January. The exhibition plays an integral role in supporting UAE Government initiatives such as ‘Make it in the Emirates’, a platform for developing



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