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Watson correctly diagnoses woman after doctors were stumped | SiliconANGLE

2016 has seen many new developments related to curing cancer. There remain many unknowns, but researchers are climbing the learning curve. A key tool in understanding the cancer of a particular patient and determine what treatment to recommend is the supercomputer. Japanese doctors at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science were treating a […]

Telemedicine Saves Lives in Disaster Zones

The UNHCR (the UN refugee agency) reported 65.3 million people were displaced from their homes in 2015. More than 21 million were refugees. Telehealth provided by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is helping them. MSF is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization which delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and those with no […]

Nanomotors In Our Bodies?

Nanobots traveling in the bloodstream of humans is hard to visualize, but it is likely to be an important part of healthcare in the future. A complimentary technology has been announced by the University of Texas at Austin. UT engineers there claim to have built the “smallest, fastest, and longest-running synthetic motors ever created”. The nanomotora are less than […]

Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2016

Some amazing things are happening in the medical arena of healthcare. Each year the Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit looks at hundreds of innovations and publishes a list of what they believe to be the top ten. At the top of the list is vaccines to prevent public health epidemics. The Ebola crisis brought a lot […]

Will There Be a National Shortage of Physicians?

The prevailing point of view in recent years has been we will face a significant shortage of physicians because of the addition of previously uninsured Americans. In Health Attitude, I wrote there may not be a shortage of physicians, possibly even a surplus. I cited various technological factors, increasing usage of physician extenders, and the use of […]