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Racial bias is baked into algorithms physicians utilize to assist treatment

Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) Doctors use algorithms to help guide their medical care, such as whether a patient should get breast cancer screening or whether they should undergo a cesarean section to give birth — but many of these algorithms have racial biases, according to a new study. These algorithms, which are adjusted in some…

Opera has baked Twitter into its desktop internet browser

The latest version of Opera has just been released and, with it, a faster way for you to share your thoughts with the world as Twitter is now baked into the sidebar. You can access your main feed, search and direct messages without having to open a new tab and fire up the Twitter website…

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Investors hit pause on global stocks rally—for now

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The B Corp movement is accelerating during the pandemic

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Beijing proves a 2nd coronavirus wave doesn’t have to mean a 2nd lockdown

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FDA OKs First-in-Class HIV Therapy for Patients With Few Alternatives

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved fostemsavir (Rukobia, ViiV Healthcare), a first-in-class attachment inhibitor for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. Fostemsavir is indicated for use in combination with other antiretroviral (ARV) agents in heavily treatment-experienced adults with multidrug-resistant HIV-1 infection who fail to achieve viral suppression on other regimens due to…

COVID-19 Update: Airborne Virus Debate, Stem Cells

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape's editors around the globe think you need to know about today: Airborne Virus Controversy Hundreds of scientists have written a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) outlining evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can spread through smaller,…

CRC With Peritoneal Metastases: CRS-HIPEC Refinements

Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who have peritoneal metastases should only be treated in a specialized referral center and given systemic chemotherapy before cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC), suggest the results of several new studies in this relatively rare patient population. The choice of intraperitoneal chemotherapy may not affect overall survival, with both…