Health informatics

Creating an artificial pathologist

A team from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) in Erlangen has created a new, fast and precise method for clinicians to analyze cells in tissue samples from cancer patients without the need for a trained ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers expand disease tracking in wastewater

Public health experts commonly track spikes in flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and rhinovirus circulating in a population through weekly reports from sentinel laboratories. These laboratories process samples from ...

Oncology & Cancer

Looking for cancer information: Can ChatGPT be counted on?

A study in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute Cancer Spectrum looked at chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI), as they become popular resources for cancer information. They found these resources give accurate ...


'Snip-snip! Hooray!': TikTok trend dispels vasectomy myths

Squeezing his eyes shut, a man breaks into song while filming himself getting a vasectomy—a TikTok trend helping dispel misinformation about the procedure whose demand has soared following US upheaval over abortion rights.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Number of sources matters for youths' COVID-19 knowledge

In a global pandemic, where new scientific research and information is developing and being shared rapidly, how can youth be better informed? Does the number and type of sources make them more knowledgeable? Can they glean ...

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