Emerging Technologies

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.”

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 have achieved accuracies of 99.4% and 94.3% in two algorithmic methods for monitoring, diagnosing or ruling out Parkinson’s disease going only by individuals’ spoken words.

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

The bioprinted replicas can preview a given tumor’s reaction to specific therapies and combinations thereof.

Teleophthalmology incorporating AI has a bright future in advanced vision care, and the potential indications branch out in many directions from screening for diabetic retinopathy. 

Technology educators, tech-policy wonks and hospital clinical leaders from three countries have collaborated to produce a helpful guide for end-users of healthcare-specific AI tools—and the patients they serve.

While big breakthroughs in healthcare AI seem to have slowed in recent weeks, those involving other hot technologies have kept the content coming for publishers of peer-reviewed medical journals.

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Two different companies announced that they are recalling all lots of the medication. 

CardioSmart, an online resource for both patients and clinicians, has a new editor. 

The funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan resources for providers who treat Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare patients.

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