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  • Hospital executives versus healthcare professionals - wage gap

    The wage gap between hospital executives in the United States and healthcare professionals has been widening. In other words, the salaries of hospital executives have been growing faster than that of doctors, nurses, etc. Randall E. Marcus, MD, and colleagues wrote about a study they carried out in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (citation below).

  • AI model for cancer treatment regimens

    An AI model learns from patient data to make treatment for cancer less toxic but still effective. AI stands for artificial intelligence. The AI model, a machine-learning system, determines the smallest and fewest doses. However, the doses can still shrink brain tumors. AI refers to software technologies that make robots or computers think and behave

  • Financial Burden before Lupus diagnosis

    Lupus places a major but hidden financial burden on health care systems. The financial strain is there even before patients receive a diagnosis, a new study by Arthritis Research Canada has found. Lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE is a chronic, autoimmune disease. It is also a systemic disease. Chronic means long-term, while autoimmune means the

  • Raising alcohol taxes image

    Raising alcohol taxes is a very cost-effective way to reduce alcohol-related harms, a team of researchers says. Restrictions on hours of sale and alcohol advertising are also very effective in reducing harmful and hazardous alcohol use. Not only do these measures help reduce alcohol harms, but they also help improve overall health in the population.

  • Lupus Study details

    A new comprehensive lupus study includes a disease overview, diagnosis, and prognosis over a ten-year period ending in 2026. Lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE is a chronic, systemic, autoimmune disease. Chronic means it is long-term, while systemic means it affects the whole body or many parts of it. Autoimmune means the body’s immune system

  • Heart problems among lupus patients - cardiac MRI

    Many newly-diagnosed lupus patients have the warning signs of potential heart problems, a team of scientists in China discovered. Heart problems are more common among patients with lupus compared to the general population. In fact, for lupus patients, heart problems are the leading cause of death. Team leader Dr. Jun Pu and colleagues wrote about