News Clips for Jan. 8, 2019

Why Do Patients Lie to Their Doctors?

Despite our best intentions, humans aren't always the most honest of species. From little white lies to selective reporting and glossing over of details, there are a lot of ways that we skirt the truth. And we're more likely to do so when the topic is sensitive or makes us uncomfortable in some way.

“Scary” reality: Meds tainted with germs, glass, carcinogens, mystery particles

An investigation by Kaiser Health News into thousands of recent drug recalls reveals a frightening record of medicines in the US being tainted with dangerous bacteria, mold, glass shards, rubber bits, cancer-causing chemicals, mysterious powders, and worrying metal particles. There were also cases of medications with too much or too little ingredients—or simply the wrong ingredients entirely.

More Than Half Of Straight Women Are Attracted To Other Women, It’s Science

Recently, I was on the phone with my best friend and the subject of women we find attractive came up. Talking about sexuality has become a normal part of our conversation — I came out as gay a few months ago after having identified as bisexual since I was a teenager. She’s 100 percent straight, but even she can appreciate the attractiveness of a woman, be it visually or sexually.

AI in radiology is having a moment, one that has staying power

Two radiologists provide examples of how AI is making its mark in their field, such as comparing old and new images and helping prioritize critical cases.