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zaterdag 13 oktober 2018

The Lancet: [Comment] Time for a new obesity narrative

[Comment] Time for a new obesity narrative
The prevailing narrative about the causes and nature of obesity suggests that obesity is a matter of individual responsibility and mainly an issue in affluent countries. The reality, however, is that most of the world's population live in places where overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight. In 2016, more than a third of adults worldwide were classified as overweight or living with obesity, as were 41 million children younger than 5 years.1 Obesity affects people of all ages, all geographies, and all socioeconomic backgrounds.
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[Correspondence] From silos to sustainability: transition through a UHC lens
The transition to higher-income status is a positive step forward for countries, but this transition brings with it the prospect of declining external assistance, both in general and in particular for health. Most health donor agencies rely at least in part on an income threshold to establish eligibility for support. Such a donor transition implies that government is increasingly responsible for the financing of a health programme and its supported interventions.1
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[Articles] Deep learning algorithms for detection of critical findings in head CT scans: a retrospective study
Our results show that deep learning algorithms can accurately identify head CT scan abnormalities requiring urgent attention, opening up the possibility to use these algorithms to automate the triage process.
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[Comment] The fate of medicine in the time of AI
What does it mean to be a doctor? Is it still medicine we practise when a machine knows better than us our patient's diagnosis, treatment, or fate? Would the hand we hold at the bedside still be reassured by our words and care? It remains hard to predict when artificial intelligence (AI) will become so powerful that it outreasons human beings. Some see that day arriving soon, and extreme predictions see whole disciplines like radiology or dermatology disappearing, replaced by AI.1 The truth is much less clear.
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[Articles] Early clindamycin for bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy (PREMEVA): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial
Systematic screening and subsequent treatment for bacterial vaginosis in women with low-risk pregnancies shows no evidence of risk reduction of late miscarriage or spontaneous very preterm birth. Use of antibiotics to prevent preterm delivery in this patient population should be reconsidered.
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