When it comes to medical ailments and their diagnosis, time is absolutely of the essence. The sooner we’re aware of a developing condition, the better chance we have of treating and ultimately overcoming it. Lately we’re seeing how artificial intelligence is poised to play a greater and greater role in detecting tell-tale signs of disease long before doctors can, with potentially life-saving ramifications.
A third of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the condition, research suggests.
Experts think many people are misdiagnosed with the condition, while others recover to the extent the asthma is no longer active.
They say doctors are too often diagnosing their patients with asthma without doing the proper tests.
‘Doctors wouldn’t diagnose diabetes without checking blood sugar levels, or a broken bone without ordering an X-ray,’ lead author Professor Shawn Aaron said last night.