Here are the health care innovations on the MIT Technology Review's 2019 '10 Breakthrough Technologies' list, which was curated by Bill Gates—ranging from a potential cancer vaccine to a swallowable 'gut probe' created by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers.
Amazon on Friday reportedly removed anti-vaccine documentaries from its video streaming service, after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) urged the company to no longer allow such "harmful" content on its website.
Outmigration isn't a new concern for hospital leaders. But while leaders once worried about the shift of surgeries from high-revenue inpatient settings to lower revenue hospital outpatient (HOPD) settings, the rapid growth of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) is stoking even greater fears about the ability to maintain hospital surgical revenues.
Ravindra Gupta, a virologist at University College London who co-led the team of doctors that treated a patient in long-term remission from HIV, said, "There is no virus there that we can measure" in the patient, but Gupta—and other experts—are hesitant to label the costly and dangerous treatment a cure for HIV.
When it comes to racial bias in medicine, "[w]e hope we are better today," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics, writes in the New York Times' "The Upshot." But a close look at the most recent evidence is "not as encouraging as you might think."
"No" can be the hardest word to say in our professional lives, but there are ways to turn down any request "like a boss," according to Emma Seppälä, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, writing in Psychology Today.
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