December 1, 2023

Life-Extending Epilepsy Surgery Performed Less Often in Black Children, Study Finds

(STAT News) – Children with drug-resistant epilepsy who are Black or insured through Medicaid may be less likely than white and privately insured patients to receive surgical treatments that can end or minimize their seizures and extend their lives, according … Read More

November 8, 2023

Studying Medicine, Nazism, and the Holocaust Crucial to Strengthening Medical Education and Ethics, Says New Work

(Medical Xpress) – Efforts to strengthen contemporary health professionals’ education and medical ethics should be informed by a robust understanding of medicine’s role within the Nazi regime, according to a new report from the Lancet Commission on Medicine, Nazism, and … Read More

October 25, 2023

Cancer Disparities Persisted Even Among Clinical Trial Participants, Study Finds

(STAT News) – Participation in a clinical trial is often considered something of an equalizer in medicine. Researchers have pushed for better access to trials for historically disadvantaged populations, hoping that increasing diversity in trials will both advance medicine and … Read More

October 19, 2023

‘The Whole Health System Is Collapsing Around Us.’ Doctors Say Gaza Is on the Brink

(Wired) – Even before this week’s deadly hospital blast, Gaza’s health system was already on the brink of collapse. At least 3,700 Palestinians in Gaza have been declared dead since the beginning of the Israeli-Hamas war, and an estimated 12,000 … Read More

October 16, 2023

Millions of Workers Are Training AI Models for Pennies

(Wired) – It’s a pattern that’s being repeated across the developing world. Labeling hot spots in east Africa, Venezuela, India, the Philippines, and even refugee camps in Kenya and Lebanon’s Shatila camps offer cheap labor. Workers pick up microtasks for … Read More