LensCrafters- AARP Vision Discounts provided by EyeMed
As an AARP member, you can save on eye exams, glasses, and Transitions lenses at LensCrafters. ... Learn more and how to access these vision discounts. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is ecchymosis?
Ecchymosis is a term often used interchangeably with bruising or purpura. It refers to discoloration under the skin that occurs when blood vessels break, and blood leaks into nearby tissues. This may result from an injury or an underlying condition. Learn about the causes and treatment of ecchymosis in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is tricalcium phosphate bad for your health?
Tricalcium phosphate is a concentrated form of calcium that some people take as a supplement when they are not getting enough calcium from their diet. There are some health risks that people should be aware of when taking concentrated calcium doses. Also, learn about the chances of developing some cancers here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes diarrhea in the middle of the night?
When diarrhea occurs during the night, this is called nocturnal diarrhea. Foods, allergies, periods of excessive stress, and several bowel conditions can cause it. Other symptoms may include pain, cramping, nausea, and fever. Here, learn more about nocturnal diarrhea and the many methods of treatment and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to stop hiccups in newborns
Most babies get hiccups in their first year, and this is not usually a cause for concern. There are several ways to stop hiccups in newborns, such as taking breaks for burping, using pacifiers, and giving the baby gripe water. Here, learn why newborns get hiccups, how to soothe them, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have flare-ups of osteoarthritis?
Symptoms of osteoarthritis tend to vary in severity. When symptoms suddenly become worse and eventually diminish, this is called a flare-up. These episodes are usually triggered by events such as injuries or times of emotional stress. In this article, learn more about what causes flare-ups and how they are treated. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

How to Do a Self-Check for Skin Cancer
SATURDAY, May 26, 2018 -- Learning how to do a skin self-exam could save your life. " Skin cancer is one of the few cancers you can see with the naked eye, " said Dr. Ali Hendi, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Georgetown University... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How music helps rehab patients learn how to move again
Research has revealed that music therapy can improve motor skills in patients with neurological disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

An Affordable Prosthetic Hand
Arm and hand amputees may soon have a prosthetic that lets them type, shake hands, and use a computer mouse—and they won't have to refinance their home to get one. Brain Robotics, a startup led by Bicheng Han, a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University, is developing an Electromyography (EMG)-controlled upper-limb robotic prosthesis that can be directly controlled using muscle signal. Where similar devices cost between $40,000 and $60,000, Brain Robotics plans to sell the device for around $3k-5k. "We want to help more people live the life they want where they couldn't before because a prosthetic was so expensive,&...
Source: MDDI - May 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news

PHC4 revises flawed preventable hospital admissions reports
The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has revised its April research report on preventable hospital admissions after learning of inaccuracies  in the data provided to the independent state agency for its report. According to PHC4, population data files provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – including county rates – were incorrect.   The council has received corrected data files from AHRQ and updated the figu res in the research brief available here.  “PHC4… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

American Medical Response Offers Free Hands-Only CPR Training as Part of Nationwide Initiative
Syracuse, NY – If a person crumpled to the ground near you, would you know what to do? If that person was unconscious, what would you do next? During the week of May 20, in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, American Medical Response (AMR) operations across the country partnered with ACEP & IAFC to train thousands of people to save lives through compression-only CPR. Compression-only CPR is easy to learn and has the ability to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. AMR Syracuse held free hands-only CPR sessions in the Destiny USA Canyon area to teach the compression-only...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: American Medical Response Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care News Source Type: news

American Medical Response Offers Free Hands-Only CPR Training as Part of Nationwide Initiative
Syracuse, NY – If a person crumpled to the ground near you, would you know what to do? If that person was unconscious, what would you do next? During the week of May 20, in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, American Medical Response (AMR) operations across the country partnered with ACEP & IAFC to train thousands of people to save lives through compression-only CPR. Compression-only CPR is easy to learn and has the ability to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. AMR Syracuse held free hands-only CPR sessions in the Destiny USA Canyon area to teach the compression-only...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: American Medical Response Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care News Source Type: news

American Medical Response Offers Free Hands-Only CPR Training as Part of Nationwide Initiative
Syracuse, NY – If a person crumpled to the ground near you, would you know what to do? If that person was unconscious, what would you do next? During the week of May 20, in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, American Medical Response (AMR) operations across the country partnered with ACEP & IAFC to train thousands of people to save lives through compression-only CPR. Compression-only CPR is easy to learn and has the ability to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive until paramedics arrive. AMR Syracuse held free hands-only CPR sessions in the Destiny USA Canyon area to teach the compression-only...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: American Medical Response Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you use Botox under your eyes?
Botox is often used to treat lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Can it also reduce dark circles or bags under the eyes? Using Botox under the eyes is not approved in the U.S. and researchers are unsure how well it may work and what side effects may occur. Here, learn about the procedure and its alternatives. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

A Less Invasive Alternative for GERD
Treatment TermsEsophagus disorders Overview When antacids no longer alleviate the burning, belching symptoms of GERD, an acid reflux procedure performed through the mouth can provide much-needed relief. Duke Health ’s Jacob Klapper, MD, and Matthew Hartwig, MD, are among the few esophageal surgeons offering this procedure in North Carolina. “We’re constantly looking for newer, less invasive options to give people freedom from chronic reflux and from taking antacid medications,” Dr. Klapper said. Content Blocks CTA ButtonAcid Reflux Treatment Options CTA Header Learn More Hero Imagegerd_1932x8...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

A qualitative study of a blended therapy using problem solving therapy with a customised smartphone app in men who present to hospital with intentional self-harm.
Blended therapy is the integration of internet-based treatment and psychotherapy in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. It has been described as'any possible combination of regular face-to-face treatments and web-based interventions'.1 Several systematic reviews have examined the partial replacement of face-to-face therapy with web-based technologies.2 –4 Yet there have been few descriptions of instances where internet-based therapies supplement or augment face-to-face therapy to create a new treatment rather than simply replacing face-to-face treatment with variable degrees of inperson support. This approach to ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imagen Tech wins de novo clearance for OsteoDetect wrist fracture software
Intelligence-based medical imaging diagnostic group Imagen Technologies today won FDA de novo clearance for its OsteoDetect computer-aided diagnosis software designed to detect wrist fractures in adult patients. The New York-based company’s OsteoDetect software is designed to analyze wrist radiographs using machine learning algorithms to identify regions of distal radius fracturing during the review of posterior-anterior and medial-lateral X-ray images of adult wrists, according to an FDA release. Approval came based off a retrospective study of 1,000 radiograph imagines assessing independent performance of...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Imagen Technologies Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NLM @ MLA 2018: Did you miss a National Library of Medicine presentation at MLA? Recordings of the NLM theater presentations are now available! The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Review of applications begins June 27, 2018, and will continue until filled. The MAR offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. National N...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Back from the Medical Library Association ’18 in Atlanta with stories to share!
Staff from the office participated in the Medical Library Association (MLA) 2018 meeting in Atlanta this past week, where we met many of our Network members attending, presenting – and dining on Southern specialties such as chicken and waffles and cheesy grits in downtown restaurants. GMR Outreach Specialist, Derek Johnson, presented a poster titled “Transforming Library Education Opportunities to Reach New Audiences on Third-Party Platforms,” which outlined developing training for public health professional learning platforms, such as TRAIN. In the poster hall, we saw a familiar face from one of our desi...
Source: The Cornflower - May 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Elizabeth Kiscaden Tags: All of Us Blog Conferences and Meetings Source Type: news

Problem-based, peer-to-peer global mental health e-learning between the UK and Somaliland: a pilot study.
Conclusions Digital PBL represents an innovative method to extend the benefits of mhGAP-IG beyond front-line clinical staff, to healthcare students in LMICs. Clinical implications Educational resource limitations in LMICs may be overcome using digital platforms and PBL. Replication with non -medical healthcare students is the next step for this model to explore Aqoon's relevance to pressing global mental health workforce challenges. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulmonx Closing in On Approval for Valve to Treat Emphysema
Pulmonx has some additional ammunition in its bid to get its severe emphysema treatment valve FDA approval. The Redwood City, CA-based company released positive one-year-results from the LIBERATE pivotal trial of the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve, which shows the study met all primary and secondary endpoints in treating emphysema patients. Emphysema falls under the umbrella of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is characterized by damage to the walls of the lungs between the air sacs, according to the National Emphysema Foundation. This damage causes the sacs to lose their shape and often, the destruction of tho...
Source: MDDI - May 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Scag Power Equipment Gives Back to America ’s Heroes
Scag Power Equipment announces its “Simply the Brave” program which will run from Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3), 2018. The program offers pricing discounts of 15% off the retail prices of Scag lawn mowers and mower accessories, and is available to current and retired Fire, Police and EMT personnel, as well as active duty Military and Military Veterans. Proof of service must be presented to the dealer at the time of sale. Additionally, this “Simply the Brave” program will also benefit The Gary Sinise Foundation – First Responders Outreach Program and Nation of Patriot...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scag Power Equipment Tags: Product Announcements Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Scag Power Equipment Gives Back to America ’s Heroes
Scag Power Equipment announces its “Simply the Brave” program which will run from Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3), 2018. The program offers pricing discounts of 15% off the retail prices of Scag lawn mowers and mower accessories, and is available to current and retired Fire, Police and EMT personnel, as well as active duty Military and Military Veterans. Proof of service must be presented to the dealer at the time of sale. Additionally, this “Simply the Brave” program will also benefit The Gary Sinise Foundation – First Responders Outreach Program and Nation of Patriot...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scag Power Equipment Tags: Product Announcements Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Scag Power Equipment Gives Back to America ’s Heroes
Scag Power Equipment announces its “Simply the Brave” program which will run from Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3), 2018. The program offers pricing discounts of 15% off the retail prices of Scag lawn mowers and mower accessories, and is available to current and retired Fire, Police and EMT personnel, as well as active duty Military and Military Veterans. Proof of service must be presented to the dealer at the time of sale. Additionally, this “Simply the Brave” program will also benefit The Gary Sinise Foundation – First Responders Outreach Program and Nation of Patriot...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 25, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scag Power Equipment Tags: Product Announcements Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Can AI reliably measure carotid intima-media thickness?
Artificial intelligence (AI) software that combines deep-learning and machine-learning...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology leaders must counter hype over AI in radiology Can mild carotid atherosclerosis hurt mental cognition? Mount Sinai Heart launches BioImage-2 study Elastography can help evaluate carotid plaque US spots subclinical atherosclerosis in low-risk women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chart House Discount, an AARP Member Benefit
As an AARP member, you can save off your check at Chart House every day. ... Learn more details about this restaurant benefit and how to access. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

USTC reveals the mechanism how moderate sunlight exposure improves learning and memory
(University of Science and Technology of China) USTC researchers have shed new lights on the correlation between sunlight exposure and related neurobehaviors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Understanding bladder cancer
Bladder cancer? Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers, affecting approximately 68,000 adults in the U.S. each year. Bladder cancer occurs more frequently in men and usually affects older adults. May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to learn more about the symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

EU and Asian researchers join forces to learn lessons on coastal flooding
Could holistic flood risk assessment have mitigated the 'Great Flood' that hit Thailand in 2011? The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) - in Thailand - is on the case. The project team hopes to reduce the likelihood of coastal areas around the world experiencing the catastrophic flooding that wiped out 20 000km2 of farmland. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - May 25, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Charity ’s excessive surveillance is harming care of the vulnerable, says UNISON
24 May 2018 Embargo: 00.01hrs Friday 25 May 2018 Charity’s excessive surveillance is harming care of the vulnerable, says UNISON National care charity – Community Integrated Care (CIC) – is subjecting its staff to such a degree of surveillance that they are unable to care for vulnerable people properly, says UNISON today (Friday). CIC employees have expressed concern at the introduction of a new sign-in system, and have started a petition. This hi-tech clock-in machine identifies staff by their fingerprints and photographs them each time they sign in or out. Staff who work through the night are required t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 24, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release care surveillance Source Type: news

Are doctors obsolete? "Deep learning" AI system trounced doctors in predicting heart failure in patients, boasting 97 percent accuracy
(Natural News) Autonomous cars are controversial, but proponents point out that they are far safer than traditional cars because the artificial intelligence systems controlling them are not vulnerable to human error. The computer, they say, won’t fall asleep at the wheel, get distracted checking its text messages, or drive while intoxicated. It’s better at math... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep learning to predict falls in older adults based on daily-life trunk accelerometry - Nait Aicha A, Englebienne G, van Schooten KS, Pijnappels M, Kr öse B.
Early detection of high fall risk is an essential component of fall prevention in older adults. Wearable sensors can provide valuable insight into daily-life activities; biomechanical features extracted from such inertial data have been shown to be of adde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Systemic approach for injury and violence prevention: what we can learn from the Harlem Children's Zone and Promise Neighborhoods - Taylor C, Schorr LB, Wilkins N, Smith LS.
An escalating volume of injury prevention research over the past half century has dramatically increased our understanding of the risk and protective factors associated with injury and violence, and the efficacy of interventions for addressing these ris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Inclusive play in urban cities: a pilot study of the inclusive playgrounds in Hong Kong - Siu KWM, Wong YL, Lam MS.
Public play spaces are designed for children to develop their social and physical abilities and enrich their experience. Through play, children can learn various cognitive skills in a relaxing environment. All children should have the same right to play in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adolescent athletes with learning disability display atypical maturational trajectories on concussion baseline testing: Implications based on a Finnish sample - Peltonen K, Vartiainen M, Laitala-Leinonen T, Koskinen S, Luoto T, Pertab J, Hokkanen L.
Previous research has reported lower cognitive test scores on baseline testing in athletes reporting multiple previous concussions or a history of learning disability (LD). Age also has an important influence on cognitive performance. While these factors h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Don't Panic! What We Can Learn From Chaos
Chaos is a part of all of our lives. Sometimes we try to control it. And other times, we just have to live with it. (Image credit: John Moore/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

Cochrane evidence on nutritional labeling on menus and new FDA labeling rules
Earlier this month, the   United States Food and Drug Administration implementeda new set of rules requiring restaurants, supermarkets, and convenience stores with 20 or more locations to go public with the calorie counts for standard menu items. These food establishments must now post the calories on overhead display boards, printed menus, and electronic kiosks.Heath Line recently examined if these rules will make an impact on obesity rates and turned to Cochrane evidence for answers. Read' Calorie Counts Are Now on Menus Nationwide, But Do They Work?'and learn if calorie counts on menus can change the way we eat.Rel...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes pale gums?
The gums can turn pale for several reasons. Pale gums around the teeth may indicate anemia, which is often caused by a lack of iron, folate, or vitamin B12. If the gums are painful and the paleness is patchy or web-like, the cause may be more severe. Here, learn about underlying conditions and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

How AI Will Impact Patients, Care Providers, and Even Payers
Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly spreading throughout the realm of medtech as companies from every corner of the market look to adapt to the latest in innovation. Whether you’re an industry giant, or a shiny new startup, advancements in AI technologies are forcing companies to embrace and adapt to new developments—all while altering the medtech landscape in the process. So what’s new with artificial intelligence? How are companies beginning to tap their potential, and when will we begin to actually see the impact they can have on the world of healthcare? These are some of the questions that Gioel M...
Source: MDDI - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: MD & M East (New York) Software Source Type: news

Alphabet's GV invests $7 million in AI startup Owkin
New York City-based Owkin, which uses machine learning to enhance biomedical research, has raised $7 million in Series A follow-on funds. GV, the venture arm of Alphabet formerly known as Google Ventures, was the sole investor. After Owkin picked up $11 million in January, this new raise brings the company's Series A funding to $18 million and its total funding to $20 million. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 24, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have RA and PsA at the same time?
There are many types of arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is linked to the skin condition psoriasis, where the immune system overreacts, resulting in psoriasis rashes. Rheumatoid arthritis also causes the immune system to overreact, but results in stiffness in the joints. Learn about the difference between the two here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriatic Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bladder spasms: Everything you need to know
We describe underlying illnesses, other symptoms, means of prevention, and treatments, including medication, surgical intervention, and home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about shoulder subluxation
Shoulder subluxation happens when the ball of the upper arm bone comes partly out of its socket. This is usually the result of trauma or sports injuries, and it is also common after a stroke. Exercises can help, but a person may need surgery. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of shoulder subluxation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

This company left Louisville, then found massive success: What we can learn
At one time, Beam Dental was one of the most exciting startups in Louisville. Now that it's gone, it's doing something that few other companies in the Midwest have done. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David A. Mann Source Type: news

24 Hours in A & E leaves fans heartbroken
May Barraclough refused to leave her 79-year-old husband James' side at St George's Hospital in South London. Viewers said they were 'in bits' over the couple's 'true love' after learning James later died. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?
There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers.(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anya Kamenetz Source Type: news

Bringing AI to Colorectal Cancer Screening
Freenome is looking to build a diagnostic test that can learn from its mistakes. The South San Francisco, CA- based company is using artificial intelligence to improve colorectal cancer screening. To do this, Freenome has initiated AI-EMERGE, a clinical study for the AI-Genomics blood test, which will collect samples from up to 3,000 patients in the U.S. and Canada. Freenome CEO, Gabe Otte said the infusion of AI is a natural step in the evolution of diagnostics that should have been taken years ago. “If you look at the traditional molecular diagnostic tests that are out there – the PSA tests for example &ndash...
Source: MDDI - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news