A recent study estimated that the commercialization lag's incentive to invest in drugs of shorter duration benefit led to 890,000 lost life-years among American patients.
Can machines outperform doctors? Not yet. But in some areas of medicine, they can make the care doctors deliver better.
Every day, new health care research findings are reported. And every time you read such news, you are undoubtedly left asking: Should I believe this?
Consistent sleeplessness that causes some daytime problems is all it takes to be considered an insomniac.
In his State of the Union address last week, President Barack Obama encouraged the development of -precision medicine,- which would tailor treatments based on individuals genetics or physiology.