Tag Archives: Doctors

AI can teach doctors to spot signs of cancer-causing viruses

The Epstein-Barr virus is linked to stomach cancerGetty/Dr_Microbe By Chelsea Whyte Signs of viruses that can lead to cancer, like the human papillomavirus (HPV) or Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), can be found in tissue samples with costly tests that aren’t always accurate. But a new study shows that artificial intelligence can hunt down these signs reliably… Read More »

My Body Was Destroying Itself—And It Took Doctors 5 Years to Figure Out Why

Courtesy Bioverativ Imagine Florida being too cool: That’s the case for this woman with a rare condition called cold agglutinin disorder. When the temperature dips below 75 degrees, her body turns on itself. Sometimes you wake up more tired than usual. Sometimes the weight seems to pile on for no reason. But it’s rare that… Read More »

Opinion | The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses – The New York Times

You are at your daughter’s recital and you get a call that your elderly patient’s son needs to talk to you urgently. A colleague has a family emergency and the hospital needs you to work a double shift. Your patient’s M.R.I. isn’t covered and the only option is for you to call the insurance company… Read More »