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    Celebrities and medical awareness—The case of celine dion and stiff-person syndrome

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    The positive role of celebrities in spreading important medical information and contributing to increasing public awareness regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various medical conditions cannot be overemphasized. Interestingly and importantly at the same time, this impact is not related to the rarity of the disease, as very rare diseases are looked up by the public due to the fact that a celebrity suffers from this disorder. Therefore, if taken seriously and used to address the public in regard to critical medical conditions, such as screening for cancer or the importance of vaccines in fighting infections, celebrities could have a huge impact in this field. As previously shown in the medical literature, the recent announcement of the famous Canadian singer Celine Dion concerning her newly diagnosed stiff-person syndrome has influenced the public interest regarding the syndrome which manifested as an increased search volume related to the disorder as seen in Google Trends. In brief, in this short communication we aimed to address the phenomenon of celebrities’ impact on public apprehension, revise the syndrome for the medical community, and emphasize taking advantage of such involvement of celebrities for improving the spread of highly important medical information for the public

    ChatGPT and autoimmunity – A new weapon in the battlefield of knowledge

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    The field of medical research has been always full of innovation and huge leaps revolutionizing the scientific world. In the recent years, we have witnessed this firsthand by the evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI), with ChatGPT being the most recent example. ChatGPT is a language chat bot which generates human-like texts based on data from the internet. If viewed from a medical point view, ChatGPT has shown capabilities of composing medical texts similar to those depicted by experienced authors, to solve clinical cases, to provide medical solutions, among other fascinating performances. Nevertheless, the value of the results, limitations, and clinical implications still need to be carefully evaluated. In our current paper on the role of ChatGPT in clinical medicine, particularly in the field of autoimmunity, we aimed to illustrate the implication of this technology alongside the latest utilization and limitations. In addition, we included an expert opinion on the cyber-related aspects of the bot potentially contributing to the risks attributed to its use, alongside proposed defense mechanisms. All of that, while taking into consideration the rapidity of the continuous improvement AI experiences on a daily basis