THURSDAY, June 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials are urgently trying to reach people who’ve recently had medical procedures at clinics in Matamoros, Mexico, because they may be at risk of potentially fatal fungal meningitis. Those at risk had procedures done under epidural anesthesia between Jan. 1 andContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) — New York University doctors and hospital executives are using an artificial intelligence (AI) computer program to predict whether a newly discharged patient will soon fall sick enough to be readmitted. The AI program “NYUTron” reads physicians’ notes to estimate a patient’s risk ofContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Once-a-day use of the targeted cancer pill Tagrisso (osimertinib) cut the five-year death rate in half for a subset of patients with early-stage lung cancer, a new clinical trial shows. The results could have major implications for patients whose cancers carry a mutationContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies like ChatGPT someday may make a big difference for people seeking answers to questions such as “How can I stop smoking?” They may even offer resources to someone who was sexually assaulted. But they’re not quite there yet, aContinue Reading