Friday Five

NHS crisis continues but good news for heart disease – this weeks Friday Five

Physicians pile on pressure over PCN predicament A petition with 100 signatures has been sent to NHS England to protest the draft service specification for Primary Care Networks (PCNs). At least one clinical director has stood down in protest. PCN leaders across Dorset have said ‘additional work and bureaucracy proposed in the specifications would ‘do…

Friday Five

AI replacing radiologists, the CRISPR-baby scandal and some advice for New Year’s resolutions – this week’s Friday Five

AI ‘outperforms’ human radiologists diagnosing breast cancer Artificial intelligence is more accurate than human radiologists in diagnosing breast cancer from mammograms, a study published in Nature suggests. The international team behind the study, which includes researchers from Google Health, DeepMind, Imperial College and the NHS designed and trained the computer model on mammography images from almost 29,000 women. The AI…