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FDA Approves Artificial Intelligence for Detecting Suspicious Mammography Lesions

This week Zebra Medical announced the FDA approval for their HealthMammo artificial intelligence system. This system scans mammograms and marks them as either “suspicious” or “not suspicious.” This way the radiologist can prioritize the suspicious scans for review and shorten the time to diagnosis for women with early breast cancer. During the testing period, HealthMammo identified two women with suspicious lesions who had been missed and were subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer. This system could be particularly useful to help radiologists deal with the backlog of scans they are now facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The volume of mammograms during the lock-down period dropped signi

World Hepatitis Day

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we can recognize how crucial it is that governments stay committed to addressing public health threats. With that, it is important we acknowledge July 28th as World Hepatitis Day, one of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) seven officially mandated global public health days. 290 million people are living with viral hepatitis, unaware of their status. This year’s theme is to “find the missing millions” in order to reach a future free of viral hepatitis by the year 2030. Some important steps we can take in order to get there, outlined by the WHO, include: Prevent: Prevent infection among newborns by staying committed to newborn vaccination. Test & treat: It is

What the Return of Pro Sports can Teach Us about Combatting COVID-19

Though the viewing experience won’t be what we’re used to, pro sports leagues like the NBA, MLS, WNBA and NHL are working alongside top infectious disease experts to create COVID-free “bubble” locations to safely host sports. Despite early public skepticism, current results are indicating promising outcomes. For example, the NBA and MLS – while hosting their bubbles in Florida – have each tested over 1,000 individuals daily without any new positive tests since July 13th. So how have these “bubbles” managed to hold off a COVID outbreak? Two main reasons are widespread, frequent testing and limited interaction with those outside the designated area. Leagues are able to supply their players, st

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