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A machine-versus-doctors fixation masks important questions about artificial intelligence

Next time you go to the doctor, remember to bring your genome card.  What, you don’t have one? Of course you don’t. Wallet-sized cards containing a person’s genetic code don’t exist.  Yet they were envisioned in a 1996 Los Angeles Times article, which predicted that by 2020 the makeup of a person’s genome would drive… Read More »

FDA issues cyber warning about devices displaying patient info

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday warned providers and patients about cybersecurity vulnerabilities for certain GE Healthcare Clinical Information Central Stations and Telemetry Servers. The FDA’s safety communication notes that “these devices are used mostly in healthcare facilities for displaying information, such as the physiologic parameters of a patient (such as temperature, heartbeat, blood… Read More »

Medical News Today: Online information about probiotics often misleading

As probiotics grow in popularity, a recent study investigates the reliability of online information. They find that the majority of “top” websites provide information that lacks scientific evidence. As scientists have become increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria, so have the public. In parallel with the microbiome’s rise to fame, probiotics have grown… Read More »