For years, tanning beds, booths, and sunlamps have been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer, yet the number of people using tanning devices continues to rise. An alarming new study shows that indoor tanning costs the US $343 million a year in medical bills, highlighting the severity of this growing health issue.
Source: Indoor Tanning Costs Americans a Staggering Amount in Healthcare Each Year
“The change in dietary advice to promote low-fat foods is perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history.”
Source: We’re All Guinea Pigs in a Failed Decades-Long Diet Experiment – Tonic
MD Anderson has placed a much-ballyhooed ‘Watson for cancer’ product it was developing with IBM on hold — and is looking for a new partner.
Source: MD Anderson Benches IBM Watson In Setback For Artificial Intelligence In Medicine
A device common in Western hospitals could save millions of lives if integrated into operating rooms around the world.
Source: The Pulse Oximeter Is Making Surgery Safer in Developing Countries – The Atlantic
Machine learning is helping doctors diagnose things like genetic disorders, Alzheimer’s, and autism faster than ever before.
Source: Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems | WIRED
New technology could put an end to chemical and cosmetic product testing on animals.
Source: 3D bioprinter making living human skin developed by scientists