Machine Learning Sheds Light on the Microbiome
As data availability, technology advances, and increasingly sophisticated algorithms have brought expanded applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to the fore, modern medicine has become increasingly adept at putting machine learning into practice. Among the many AI-driven precision medicine research projects is one aimed at C. difficile.
Exploring the Great Outdoors While Preventing Tick-Borne Illnesses
Summer is here, meaning more time spent outside—bringing health benefits as we engage in more activity. Those same outdoor activities, however, also carry the risk of tick exposure—and the tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease, they’re known to carry.
Climate Change Health Threats Awaken Physician Advocacy
The health threats of climate change—from asthma from decreased air quality to altered patterns of infectious disease—are well-documented. The issue is prompting typically advocacy-shy physicians—who are seeing the impact of climate change among their own patients grow to alarming rates—to mobilize.
More Respect Could Mean Less Physician Burnout
As physician burnout continues to capture national attention and concern for its serious implications for quality of care, a new Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study provides new insights around the issue’s root causes.
The Data-Driven Search for Safer, More Effective Drugs
How will a certain drug impact a certain patient? What behavior and lifestyle factors affect risky or inconsistent medication use? These are the questions behind pharmacoepidemiology, the multidisciplinary field that uses data points to discover how medications affect our health.
Targeting Tumors, with Help from Data Science
Can a computer find cancer before an expert oncologist? New research suggests it can.