Posts Tagged ‘Controversy’

An Electronic Idiot Savant?

Posted on: June 15th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

The title of today’s blog is taken from a recent opinion piece in The Economist that considers whether artificial intelligence (AI) will […]

End the Confusion

Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

There is no doubting the power of social media to influence the way people think about a particular topic. And, […]

A Computer Algorithm Failure

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

On Wednesday 2 May 2018 the Health Secretary for the UK government, Mr Jeremy Hunt (seen right, © The Independent), stood up […]

Politics Trumps Common Sense

Posted on: April 6th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

On 3 April 2018 the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published a list of 1,300 products imported from China that would be […]

Spotlight on Imaging Costs

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Why is health care spending in the United States so much greater than in other high-income countries? That’s the provocative […]

Cat Among the Pigeons

Posted on: December 15th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

Over the past four years we have highlighted the battle between the proponents of mammography – typically radiologists – and […]

Does Old Data Undermine Screening?

Posted on: September 22nd, 2017 by admin 2 Comments

Twitter is now a ubiquitous part of our lives, enabling individuals to make their personal thoughts known to all and […]

Authenticity in a Post-Truth World

Posted on: September 8th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

After much discussion and debate, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2016 was post-truth, an adjective defined as “relating to […]

Approval of “Living Drug” to Treat Cancer

Posted on: September 1st, 2017 by admin 4 Comments

In 2012 six-year-old Emily Whitehead was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and, since she did not respond to standard treatment, was near […]

Late Spread Supports Early Diagnosis

Posted on: August 18th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

Scientists from the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK and their international collaborators have just published a paper in Cancer Cell entitled “Genomic evolution of […]