A $1,000 computer will match processing speed of the human brain – 20 billion calculations per second – by 2020. By 2030, it will simulate the brain power of a small village about 1,000 human minds. By 2048, it will have the brain power of the entire population of the U.S.
1 in 4 Americans now look online for doctor reviews.
There has always been a love/hate relationship between doctors and the Internet. Some doctors bristle at the fact that many patients now shop for physicians in the same way they shop for restaurants and plumbers: using online review sites.
Everybody lies — even doctors.
Eleven percent of doctors say that they have told a patient or a child’s guardian something that was not true in the past year, and about 20 percent say they have not fully disclosed a mistake to a patient because they were afraid of being sued, according to a new study.
Women physicians make less than male physicians.
Newly trained female doctors in the United States make nearly $17,000 less than their male counterparts, even though women increasingly are choosing careers in higher-paying medical specialties, U.S. researchers said on Thursday.