The rate of harms to the mental and physical health of individuals who frequently use pornography is accelerating, and AI is playing a key role in driving porn addiction as well as “escalation to more violent material.”

AI and machine learning are adept at selecting good candidates for total joint arthroplasty and predicting which patients will and won’t experience post-op complications.

Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra famously stated that “You can observe a lot just by watching.” New research shows just how right he was.

Researchers have combined AI with a common camera and a laptop computer to virtually modernize older-tech pumps and monitors positioned at patients’ bedsides.

The field of mHealth applications to assist nonprofessional caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients is thin, weak and in need of innovators. 

If COVID put telemedicine’s pedal to the metal, it was only speeding up evolutionary change fueled by advances in technology prior to 2020.

Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated an AI-based system for untangling the meandering routes taken by electric stimulation pulses delivered to a single region of the brain.

Researchers in the U.S. and China have meshed AI with blood testing and CT lung imaging to accurately predict which newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients will need a mechanical ventilator.

Virtual reality was highly effective at distracting young patients experiencing physical pain in a recent randomized trial. 

Screening for sepsis in children and babies has grown quickly over the past several years. As methods and approaches multiply, machine learning continues looking like an eventual first-line diagnostic option. 

Researchers have used machine learning to accurately predict when a patient with chronic kidney disease will need dialysis. The technique may facilitate personalized care and optimized treatment planning.

AI has “remarkable potential” to improve diagnostic accuracy, care efficiency and workflow optimization in the surgical subspecialty of burn care.

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