Whether its the latest breakthroughs in healthcare or the latest going ons at XPOMET©, our Healthcare News Round-Up is your one-stop shop to get an idea of what’s happening in the industry. From the happiness paradox to disastrous surgery to dogs vs. schizophrenia, read on to learn everything about Healthcare News today.
Don’t Worry About Being Happy
Ever prized trying to be happy too much? Well don’t, as research suggests that trying to be happy could actually make you more miserable. According to research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, depression is more likely for those in the UK and USA who who value happiness higher. Researchers believe this could be culturally influenced, leading the need for further research.
Cancer Patient Set Alight During Surgery
In the Floreasca Hospital in Bucharest a patient was accidentally set on fire when an alcohol-based disinfectant was used before an operation treating pancreatic cancer. When the alcohol-based disinfectant came into contact with an electric scalpel,, the 66-year old woman suffered burns to 40% of her body, dying in hospital a week later. Officials have promised a full investigation into the matter, especially as its regulation not to use electric scalpels in conjunction with alcohol based solutions.
AI Quicker Than Doctor at Diagnosing Breast Cancer
A new study by Nature Journal suggests that AI can outperform doctors when it comes to diagnosing breast cancer. An algorithm, designed by from Google Health and Imperial College London, outperformed six radiologists performing mammograms.
Dogs against Schizophrenia
In further news that dogs truly are the best thing in the world, a new study suggests that early exposure to dogs could reduce the chance of developing schizophrenia in later life. Researchers at the Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore also investigated the link between dogs and bipolar disorder and found no influence in either direction.
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