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New artificial intelligence system can empower medical professionals in diagnosing skin diseases

Researchers in Korea have developed a deep learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can accurately classify cutaneous skin disorders, predict malignancy, suggest primary treatment options, and serve as an ancillary tool to enhance the diagnostic accuracy of clinicians. With the assistance of this system, the diagnostic accuracy of dermatologists as well as the general public […]

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First medical cannabis charity offers grants to epilepsy, MS patients

Hope for dozens of families as country’s first medical cannabis charity plans to offer grants to epilepsy and MS patients forking out for private prescriptions Sapphire Medical Foundation aims to dish out grants to 20 patients next year They will target poor families unable to afford expensive private prescriptions It will heap pressure on government as […]

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Longer PAP therapy for apnea reduces medical visits, costs

(HealthDay)—In patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea, positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy reduces acute and inpatient care visits as well as health care costs, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Douglas B. Kirsch, M.D., from Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, and colleagues performed a retrospective cohort study […]

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Medical residents report widespread sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in academic medicine is widespread and prevalent with female residents in surgery and internal medicine reporting the highest rates and those in pediatrics reporting the lowest, a new study finds. In research published online earlier this year in the American Journal of Medicine, physician and medical researcher Linda Pololi and several colleagues reported […]