EMA Seeks More Data on Myocarditis After COVID-19 Shots

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) safety committee is continuing its review of myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination with COVID-19 vaccines. “Currently, further analysis is needed to conclude whether there is a causal relationship with the vaccines, and the PRAC requesting additional data from the companies marketing them,” the EMA said in a statement issued Friday.…

Dartmouth Medical School Drops Cheating Charges

Dartmouth’s medical school is dropping charges against students whom they accused of cheating by looking up course materials online during closed-book remote exams, according to The New York Times. In March, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine charged 17 students on the basis of a review of online activity on Canvas, a popular online course management…

AI Could Sharply Reduce Mammography Workload

Using artificial intelligence (AI) in breast cancer screening could reduce the workload of radiologists by 70% without reducing cancer detection, according to a study published in Radiology on May 4. Researchers compared a simulated autonomous AI triaging strategy with double reading or single reading by radiologists in a retrospective analysis of 15,987 digital mammography (DM)…

Deep learning with SPECT accurately predicts major adverse cardiac events

Prediction performance of DL compared to quantitative measures and Kaplan-Meier curves for quartiles of DL. Credit: Singh et al., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. An advanced artificial intelligence technique known as deep learning can predict major adverse cardiac events more accurately than current standard imaging protocols, according to research presented at the Society of…

Start-up launches India’s first COVID home test kit

Indian start-up Mylab Discovery Solutions hopes that its inexpensive COVID-19 home test kit—the country’s first—will help the massive South Asian nation better track the pandemic’s spread among its 1.3-billion people. CoviSelf was launched earlier this month and is the first home testing kit to be approved in India, which is slowly emerging from a brutal…