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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 »

What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus

An outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has killed six people and sickened more than 300, and has spread to at least five other countries. The first case outside of Asia was announced on Tuesday, as federal health officials confirmed that a Washington State man who had recently traveled to China had been hospitalized.… Read More »

Don’t Forget About Brexanolone’s Little Sister: Zuranolone

While we have been talking about using brexanolone, marketed by Sage Therapeutics as Zulresso, for the treatment of postpartum depression, an oral version of this novel antidepressant – SAGE 217 or zuranolone – has been finishing up its Phase 3 trials. Like brexanolone, SAGE-217 is a neurosteroid, an analogue of allopregnanolone which is a positive… Read More »

What To Know About Disordered Eating Habits & Eating Disorders

When eating starts to become stressful, heavily monitored, all-consuming or even a chore, disordered eating habits may be present. Whether you or someone close to you is going through the experience, the more you know on the subject the better you can help both yourself and others. Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating Habits Disordered eating… Read More »