Delivering bad news is a stressful, sensitive task for physicians. Researchers from Medical Cyberworlds and the University of Michigan have developed a virtual patient system to educate physicians on improving empathetic skills, with findings published in Patient Education and Counseling.

Vaccinations have effectively eliminated polio, smallpox and rabies from the world's population—and cancer could be next on the list. Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have developed nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy to help the human body fight off a variety of cancers.

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the top global causes of death due to a lack of screening in remote areas with limited access to radiologists. A recent study published in Radiology discussed how researchers have utilized artificial intelligence (AI) to identify TB on chest x-rays.

Neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania have published a study in Current Biology on using electrical brain stimulation as a treatment to improve memory in the human brain. 

CMS has proposed rules in updating the reporting of clinical quality measures (CQMs) and Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. CMS has also released a request for information regarding the newly proposed rules.