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The role of medical devices in health care is essential. A medical device is an instrument, apparatus, implant, in vitro reagent, or similar that is used to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease or other conditions. This category includes news on product re

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Engineers, mathematicians and doctors unite to develop new breast cancer-detection option

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

An international team comprising engineers, mathematicians and doctors has applied a technique used for detecting damage in underwater marine structures to identify cancerous cells in breast cancer...

Women report vaginal ring for preventing HIV had little effect on sexual intercourse

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous wear.

Developing a sensor for vitamin B12 deficiency

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a world-first optical sensor that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood - a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12...

Wearable artificial vision device shows promise in helping legally blind people 'read'

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Study shows potential of assistive technology to improve quality of life for the visually impaired.

Study finds mixed results for use of mesh for hernia repair

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Among patients undergoing incisional hernia repair, the use of mesh to reinforce the repair was associated with a lower risk of hernia recurrence over 5 years compared with when mesh was not used...

Cervical cancer screening could be less frequent, start later

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Women may only need cervical cancer screening every 5-10 years - instead of every three years, as currently recommended - and may be able to start the screenings later in life, according to a new...

Contaminated devices putting open-heart surgery patients at risk

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

CDC encourages hospitals to take action, advises patients to seek care if ill.

Researchers use breakthrough technology to detect glaucoma progression

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

In a first of its kind study, Mount Sinai researchers are using optimal coherence tomography (OCT) angiography to look at the earliest stages of glaucoma and identify characteristic patterns of...

Avatar-based application improves symptom recognition in heart attack survivors

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An avatar-based application improves symptom recognition in heart attack survivors, reveals research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016 by Jintana Tongpeth, a PhD student at the School of...

New "beacon" method detects cancer recurrence

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new detection method for tumour recurrence in bowel cancer patients is proving to be twice as effective as regular treatment.

Test improves detection of proteins in starch; aids in 'gluten-free' labeling

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For people with celiac disease, wheat allergies or gluten sensitivity, the options for gluten-free foods are growing.

Surgical procedure to fix aortic aneurysm associated with increased long-term mortality risk

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A minimally-invasive procedure to fix a life-threatening condition may be associated with an increase in long-term complications, compared to an alternative procedure.

Fruit fly model of deadly brain diseases could lead to blood test for vCJD

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new model of fatal brain diseases is being developed in the fruit fly by a team led by Dr Raymond Bujdoso at the University of Cambridge, and could lead to a low cost, fast and efficient blood...

MRI technique tracks tumor progression, response to treatment for a common type of brain cancer using new biomarker

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have developed an MRI-based method that can track the state and progression of a common type of genetically mutated brain cancer.

Cancer: Targeting tumors with microwave-activated nanoparticles shows promise

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

With cell and animal models, study shows microwave-activated nanoparticles can potentially target deeply situated tumors without harming healthy tissue.

Genetic signature linked to cancer prognosis identified

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Cancer Unit at the University of Cambridge have identified a genetic signature related to metabolism associated with poor patient prognosis.

Diagnosis of cancer as a medical emergency leading to poorer prognosis for many patients

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Too many patients - particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds - are being diagnosed with cancer as medical emergencies, say researchers.

New imaging method could enable dentists to detect and heal tooth cavities much earlier

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Dental caries - tooth decay - is the most prevalent dental disease among children and adults around the world.

Rapid blood test by general practitioner can rule out serious infections in children

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Using a simple decision rule and a finger prick to test blood, general practitioners can now detect serious infections in children very quickly.

Researchers report invention of glucose-sensing contact lens

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears.

Handgrip strength provides a new window to health

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Handgrip could be used for early detection of health problems that may lead to premature death, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, by IIASA researcher Nadia Steiber.

Concussion can now be diagnosed with 95 percent specificity

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test, which uses the head-mounted goggle that gauged eye movement through...

"Virtual physiotherapist" helps paralysed patients exercise using computer games

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A simple device can improve the ability of patients with arm disability to play physiotherapy-like computer games, according to new research.

Wearable trackers 'may not increase activity enough to benefit health'

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

New research finds even with charity or cash incentives, regularly wearing activity trackers may increase exercise levels, but not enough to boost health.

A urine test to diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease may be possible

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at UCL have found that it may be possible to determine whether or not a person has sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (sCJD) by testing...