Archives April 2019

JAMA Counteracting Health Misinformation A Role for Medical Journals?

A recent editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) addresses the growing problem of medical misinformation, such as anti-vaccine views, fake treatments, unproven alternative products and services, and others. The authors, Armstrong and Naylor, make some good recommendations, but unfortunately are about 20 years behind the times when it comes to confronting scientific misinformation.

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The Human Cell Atlas is an international collaboration of scientists dedicated to mapping all of the cells in the human body

There’s an entire world of cells keeping the human body going — breaking down bits of food, defending us from invaders, and, sometimes, going wonky and wreaking havoc. Now, a group of scientists is conducting a cellular census, surveying every tissue in the human body and finding out what cells actually live there. They’re part

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Rady Team Automates Rapid Pediatric Sequence Interpretation for Rare Disease Dx

Investigators at the Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) in San Diego have updated their pediatric sequencing program for diagnosing rare diseases, incorporating machine learning methods to generate, analyze, and interpret genetic data and get those insights to clinicians more quickly. “By harnessing the power of technology, we can quickly and accurately determine the

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A machine learning device, meant to monitor the chronically ill, moves into homes

A wearable device that uses machine learning to remotely track and analyze multiple vital signs has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, expanding the scope of home monitoring systems intended to keep chronically ill patients out of the hospital. Current Health, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, announced Wednesday it received clearance for an upper-arm

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New Consensus Report Recommends Individualized Eating Plan to Meet Each Person’s Goals, Life Circumstances and Health Status in diabetes

Personalized nutrition plans, nutrition for optimal weight management, and the prevention and management of diabetes complications including cardiovascular and kidney disease and gastroparesis, are detailed in the new guidance document, Nutrition Therapy for Adults with Diabetes or Prediabetes: A Consensus Report (Consensus Report), produced by a panel of experts assembled by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The Consensus

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