Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
06 January, 2020

This week: AI 'outperforms' doctors diagnosing breast cancer - Testicular cancer relapse preventable with half the chemo, says new study - Top medical innovations from 2019 - and more.

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New treatment for 'silent' heart attack survivors could make hearts stronger and repair scar tissue

People who suffer "silent" heart attacks could make dramatic recoveries under a new treatment that could also revolutionise the repair of scar tissue throughout the body, researchers say. -


Testicular cancer relapse can be prevented even with half the amount of chemotherapy, says new study

Testicular cancer is widely known to be one of the most treatable types of cancer, with 95% of men surviving the disease long-term. For patients with early-stage, localized disease that has not spread outside of the testes, this rises to around 99%. -


Scientists show possible path to improved bone-repair procedures

Researchers are moving closer to a new approach for improving spinal fusion procedures and repairing broken or defective bones that avoids an over-production of bone that commonly occurs in current treatments. -


AI 'outperforms' doctors diagnosing breast cancer

An international team, including researchers from Google Health and Imperial College London, designed and trained a computer model on X-ray images from nearly 29,000 women. The algorithm outperformed six radiologists in reading mammograms. -


Top medical innovations of 2019

2019brought about many great medical innovations, with technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and various others having significant applications in healthcare. -


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