AI may help predict responses to non-small cell lung cancer systemic therapies

Bottom Line: Using standard-of-care computed tomography (CT) scans in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers utilized artificial intelligence (AI) to train algorithms to predict tumor sensitivity to three systemic cancer therapies. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Laurent…

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Coronavirus Death Rate in Wuhan Is Lower than Previously Thought, Study Finds

A new study reports that people who became sick from the coronavirus in the Chinese city where the outbreak began likely had a lower death rate than previously thought. The study, published Thursday in the journal Nature Medicine, calculated that people with coronavirus symptoms in Wuhan, China, had a 1.4 percent likelihood of dying. Some…

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Doctors Say Shortage of Protective Gear Is Dire During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Open Cities Community Health Center in St. Paul, Minn., is considering shutting down because it doesn’t have enough face masks. Doctors at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis are performing invasive procedures on coronavirus patients with loose fitting surgical masks rather than the tight respirator masks recommended by health agencies. At a Los Angeles…

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Burnout Isn’t Just in Your Head. It’s in Your Circumstances.

For many labs in the U.S., getting results for the coronavirus test can take between two and seven days. But last week, the Cleveland Clinic introduced a test that offers results in just eight hours. They didn’t stop there: For social distance and convenience, they’re offering a drive-through option. The health of a society depends…

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State Department to Help Americans Stranded in Morocco Fly Home

The United States Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Morocco said that they have arranged for American citizens and permanent residents who have been stranded in Morocco to fly home. The travelers had been stuck in the country since Sunday, when the kingdom announced that it was suspending all flights into and out…

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Molly Brodak, Poet and Memoirist of Her Father’s Crimes, Dies at 39

Molly Brodak, a poet who chronicled the trauma she experienced as the child of a compulsive liar and bank robber in a critically acclaimed memoir, died on March 8 near her home in Atlanta. She was 39. Her husband, Blake Butler, said the cause was suicide and that Ms. Brodak had a history of depression…

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With Minimal Evidence, Trump Asks F.D.A. to Study Malaria Drugs for Coronavirus

President Trump on Thursday exaggerated the potential of drugs available to treat the new coronavirus, including an experimental antiviral treatment and decades-old malaria remedies that hint of promise but so far show limited evidence of healing the sick. No drug has been approved to treat the new coronavirus, and doctors around the world have been…

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This Artist Got His Start as an I.C.U. Nurse

The artist Nate Lewis left his job as a nurse three years ago, but life on the neurocritical intensive care unit produces memories that don’t readily fade. The patients battling strokes, seizures, and head injuries. The specialists debating treatment based on test numbers and images. The anxious families keeping watch, looking to the nurse for…

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The Spring Gala Season Has Been Canceled (or Postponed)

Amy Gross had been looking forward to a party that would rival the luster of the Save Venice ball last year. A lavishly costumed affair that lit up the Plaza hotel in New York, it was seeded with social royalty and party fixtures including Lauren Santo Domingo, Princes Maria Olympia of Greece and Nicky Hilton…

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