Loss of taste and smell has been considered a hallmark of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic about a year and a half ago. However, new data published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery suggests that these symptoms may not represent valid markers for infection with the virus. To determine the power of smell and taste … [Read more...]
What is the Real Role of Smell and Taste in COVID-19 Diagnosis?
What is the Role for Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Medicine?
Artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed many industries, at times replacing entire jobs that were previously performed by humans. While medicine relies on innovative technology to a significant extent, AI has yet to majorly disrupt the practice of medicine itself. Many applications of AI, for example, have been applied to administrative tasks … [Read more...]
New Data on Thyroid Eye Disease and its LInk to Graves’ Disease
Thyroid eye disease is frequently observed in patients with Graves’ disease, but its prevalence in these patients has not been extensively investigated. A new meta-analysis has revealed that about 40% of those with Graves’ disease develop thyroid eye disease. As part of their research, scientists reviewed 57 articles that covered nearly 27,000 … [Read more...]
How Zika Infection Could Increase Risk for Severe Illness from Dengue Fever
Zika virus has recently been overshadowed by COVID-19, but it was the virus many people had their eye on before the pandemic. The virus, which is spread via mosquito bites, has been described as causing symptoms that are reminiscent of - but milder than - those that occur with dengue fever. Like dengue fever, Zika virus is classified as a … [Read more...]
Asymptomatic Kids Testing Positive for COVID-19 at Rates Less than 1 Percent
As kids head back to school - in-person or virtually - debate continues about how safe it is for children to interact with one another and with adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. While there is now a consensus that children are at relatively low risk for severe illness resulting from COVID-19, how likely they are to be infected but asymptomatic … [Read more...]