Is it in the patient’s best interest to go through surgery if the chance of meaningful recovery is vanishingly small?

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US scientists say their blood test can be 94% effective in spotting those at risk of the illness

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Writing code to save his son’s life. After weeks in and out of the hospital, no one had come up with a diagnosis for his son. Frustrated by the lack of progress, Matt Might, Buddy’s father and a computer programmer, began attacking the problem the only way he knew how — by writing code

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Recently, Evan Selinger and Arthur Caplan responded to an article in which Joel Zivot defended the use of telemedical technologies in informing patients and their families of dire news. Selinger and Caplan are probably right on the short term policy question

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The choice was unusual, but loving: We wanted them to live without the shadow of their mother’s mortality hanging over them

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Medical data tends to be messy and hard to annotate, which makes it hard for neural networks to learn from. But machine learning is beginning to make progress

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AI advances by the ‘Medical Brain’ team could help the internet giant finally break into the health-care business

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Parents-to-be want to know. Every parent-to-be wants a healthy baby. And, when offered an opportunity, most couples want to know which disease-causing genes, or risk factors, they carry and could unwittingly pass to their children

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