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…

Friday Five

What will the new government mean for the NHS? This week’s Friday Five

New government commits to fixing nursing shortage Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday night that all nursing students will receive a grant of at least £5000 per year to attract more nurses to the profession. This funding comes as part of the government’s pledge to increase nurse numbers by 50,000 over the next 5 years. However,…

Friday Five

Christmas calories and the NHS crisis – this week’s Friday Five!

Child with pneumonia forced to sleep on hospital floor A child with with suspected pneumonia was forced to sleep on the floor of Leeds General Infirmary due to lack of beds. On 3 December, four year old Jack Williment was rushed into Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance after falling ill. However, chaos in the A&E…