Tag Archives: Medical

Medical News Today: Are mental health diagnoses ‘scientifically meaningless’?

A study that analyzed key contents of a classic mental health handbook has questioned whether psychiatric diagnosis to identify distinct conditions has any scientific value. Mental health experts warn that many psychiatric diagnoses are ‘scientifically meaningless and can create stigma and prejudice.’ A Psychiatry Research paper describes how researchers found many inconsistencies and contradictions in… Read More »

Amazon momentum in medical supply chain slows, poll finds

Dive Brief: Providers are allocating a smaller percentage of medical supply purchases to Amazon this year compared to 2018, though they’ve increased the percentage of non-medical office supplies buys, perhaps because companies receive higher discounts in office than medical supplies from the e-commerce giant, a survey of hospital purchasing managers by UBS found. This isn’t… Read More »

Medical News Today: Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

“Medical reversal” is a term that defines instances in which new and improved clinical trials show that current medical practices are ineffective or misguided. New research reveals that there are currently almost 400 medical reversals. A new meta-analysis finds that almost 400 medical practices may not be effective. Medical reversals occur when new clinical research… Read More »

The best medical AI research (that you probably haven’t heard of)

By LUKE OAKDEN-RAYNER I’ve been talking in recent posts about how our typical methods of testing AI systems are inadequate and potentially unsafe. In particular, I’ve complainedthat all of the headline-grabbing papers so far only do controlled experiments, so we don’t how the AI systems will perform on real patients. Today I am going to highlight… Read More »