Tag Archives: Medical

Could certain gut bacteria protect against food allergy? – Medical News Today

New research reinforces the idea that the absence of certain bacteria in the gut can cause food allergy, a condition that affects millions of people. The study also suggests that replenishing key gut bacteria could offer a way to treat food allergy. New research suggests that food allergies, such as an allergy to peanuts, may… Read More »

Black Leaders Denounce Juul’s $7.5 Million Gift to Medical School

Earlier this month, Meharry Medical College, a 143-year-old historically black institution in Tennessee, proudly announced that it had received the second-largest grant in its history — $ 7.5 million to start a center to study public health issues that affect African-Americans. But the gift has prompted a vehement backlash from African-American health experts and activists… Read More »

Buried reports hide details of medical device failures

According to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission,1 the medical device industry has developed and sold an enormous number of products they feel play a crucial role improving the ability to diagnose and treat illness. However, there are a relatively small number of large diversified companies supplying these devices specific for therapeutic use. In a report… Read More »

The best medical AI research (that you probably haven’t heard of)

By LUKE OAKDEN-RAYNER I’ve been talking in recent posts about how our typical methods of testing AI systems are inadequate and potentially unsafe. In particular, I’ve complainedthat all of the headline-grabbing papers so far only do controlled experiments, so we don’t how the AI systems will perform on real patients. Today I am going to highlight… Read More »

Medical News Today: Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?

Researchers from Emory University examine new evidence about how low-grade inflammation could impact a person’s level of motivation. This may also have implications for the treatment of some cases of depression. Researchers are taking a closer look at evidence directly connecting inflammation with a lack of motivation. The idea that depression or symptoms of depression… Read More »