Vertebral body tethering shows clinical success as treatment for scoliosis

Scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity affecting pediatric patients. A posterior spinal fusion (PSF) is the gold standard treatment for patients with curves exceeding 45 degrees, but the procedure’s drawbacks include the loss of spinal mobility, persistent pain and adjacent segment disc disease. However, a new retrospective study from the University of Missouri School […]

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Things To Do In Singapore

Celebrated as The Lion City of Southeast Asia, Singapore is an absolute must-visit for travellers of all kinds. Whether you’re an adventure-seeker, urban explorer or proud foodie, this sprawling metropolis has no shortage of things to do, and is guaranteed to capture your heart. Immerse yourself at Gardens By The Bay Arguably one of Singapore’s […]

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Life expectancy gap between Black and white people in Washington, DC, analyzed

Heart disease, homicide and cancer are leading contributing factors to stark differences in life expectancy between Black people and white people in Washington, DC, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. Max Roberts and colleagues analyzed 1999-2017 mortality data to calculate life expectancies for men and women in Washington, DC, and to investigate specific […]

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AI system as good as the average radiologist in identifying breast cancer

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have compared the ability of three artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify breast cancer based on previously taken mammograms. The best algorithm proved to be as accurate as the average radiologist. The results, published in JAMA Oncology, may lead the way in reorganising breast cancer […]

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