articles tagged: healthcare
paging dr. google: how ai is learning to diagnose cancer
# tech

paging dr. google: how ai is learning to diagnose cancer

A recent experiment shows that artificial intelligence can now slightly outperform human experts in diagnosing lung cancer. So, what's next for medical AI?

what’s wrong with right to try laws
# science

what’s wrong with right to try laws

Giving terminally ill patients a chance to try experimental drugs also means protecting them from scammers.

the scary, science-muzzling link between spam, online drug sales, and big pharma
# tech

the scary, science-muzzling link between spam, online drug sales, and big pharma

Big Pharma really doesn't want you to know if drugs from online pharmacies might be real for an extremely unethical and blatantly obvious reason.

when science, technology, and money clash
# tech

when science, technology, and money clash

Why is Theranos so secretive about its technology? It may be because it has no incentive to disclose its methods...

why you should keep your head where it is
# science

why you should keep your head where it is

Of all the things you could get transplanted, your head should not make the list. The risks are far too great and better methods are on the horizon.

the superpower that’s eating itself to death
# health

the superpower that’s eating itself to death

Sprawling suburbs, roadways instead of parks and avenues, and portions far beyond anything sane or healthy is taking its toll on Americans.

why medicine’s future needs wired patients
# tech

why medicine’s future needs wired patients

One of the best things you might ever do for your health is let your doctor track it with every possible device.

separating health facts from health hysteria
# health

separating health facts from health hysteria

Despite the gloom and doom you see on the news, we're actually making huge strides in improving medicine and have a pretty good handle on what the media insists are crises.

why insurance won’t cover alternative medicine
# health

why insurance won’t cover alternative medicine

Don't expect your insurance company to cover homeopathic remedies anytime soon.