Tag Archives: Idea

AI can predict if you’ll die soon – but we’ve no idea how it works

By Donna Lu BURGER/PHANIE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Artificial intelligence can predict a person’s chances of dying within a year by looking at heart test results – even when they look normal to doctors. How it does so is a mystery. Brandon Fornwalt at healthcare provider Geisinger in Pennsylvania, US and colleagues tasked an AI with examining… Read More »

Breast center marketing pitch via reporter’s live-streamed mammogram was a bad idea

November 5, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is founder & publisher of HealthNewsReview.org.  He has written many times about breast cancer screening and treatment controversies.  He once produced breast cancer decision-making videos for the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, which was the first funder of HealthNewsReview.org from 2005-2013. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is… Read More »

10 Things You Had No Idea Were Actually Covered in Fecal Matter

Everyone poops—but they should really wash their hands better afterward. Check out all the places where dangerous fecal bacteria may lurk. Cookie Studio/Shutterstock Most people expect to find E. coli and other nasty feces-related bacteria in the bathroom. But those same germs can travel to places you may not expect, and where they’re definitely not… Read More »

MedPAC’s Latest Bad Idea: Forcing Doctors to Join ACOs

By KIP SULLIVAN, JD At its April 4, 2019 meeting, the staff of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) asked the commission to discuss a very strange proposal: Doctors who treat patients enrolled in Medicare’s traditional fee-for-service (FFS) program must join an “accountable care organization” (ACO) or give up their FFS Medicare practice. (The staff… Read More »

Backlash after study refutes idea that breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Farewell, pancakes? Farewell, breakfast sausage? A new review that suggests breakfast skippers eat fewer calories over the day and weigh slightly less than breakfast eaters is reigniting debate over the quaint notion that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day.” While some experts say the research is further evidence skipping breakfast might be… Read More »