Information technologyFacial-recognition software finds a new use: diagnosing genetic disorders | STAT
Dr. Maximilian Muenke has a superpower: He can diagnose disease just by looking at a person's face. Specifically, he can spot certain genetic disorders that make telltale impressions on facial features.
83% of healthcare orgs to invest in telehealth, mHealth tools | mHealth Intelligence
Eighty-three percent of healthcare organizations responding to an American Telemedicine Association poll said they are highly likely to invest in telehealth with operational efficiency and convenience in mind.
PharmaceuticalsDrugmakers help turn patients with rare diseases into D.C. lobbyists | Kaiser Health News
The pharmaceutical industry is teaming up with advocacy groups that are training and even paying for patients who need their medicines to promote their causes in Washington.
OncoMed sinks as cancer drug fails; Bayer opts against licensing drugs | Reuters
OncoMed Pharmaceuticals said it would discontinue a trial testing its experimental drug, demcizumab, as an initial therapy for advanced pancreatic cancer, after the addition of the drug to standard-of-care failed a mid-stage study.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceLots of sleep tied to worse breast cancer survival odds | Reuters
Women with breast cancer who sleep at least nine hours a night may be more likely to die from their tumors than patients who get just eight hours of rest, a recent study suggests.
More prostate cancer patients get radiation when doctors own the equipment | Reuters
Men with prostate cancer that hasn't spread to surrounding tissues are more likely to get radiation therapy if they're diagnosed by doctors who own radiation machines, a Texas study suggests.