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Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today

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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Is it Alzheimer's disease or another dementia?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New, noninvasive method may help with diagnosis.A new method may help determine whether a person has Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia, two different types of dementia that often...

Eye test could help diagnose autism

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study out in European Journal of Neuroscience could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Failures in stethoscope hygiene can lead to patient infections

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

You can lead a doctor to disinfection, but how do you get them to clean...or wipe ....or swab a stethoscope?

New test distinguishes Zika from similar viral infections

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new test is the best-to-date in differentiating Zika virus infections from infections caused by similar viruses.

Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New nanomesh structure lets skin breathe, prevents inflammation.A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin...

Pulse oximetry: Uses and benefits

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is pulse oximetry, how do pulse oximeters work, who can benefit from them, and what should be expected from pulse oximetry? What are the limitations?

New gel coatings may lead to better catheters and condoms

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Bonded layers of rubber and hydrogel yield tough, slippery, and impermeable coatings.

New algorithm helps neurological disorder patients to walk naturally

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A newly devised algorithm, in combination with robot-assisted rehabilitation, enables people with stroke or other neurological disorders to walk again.

Presbycusis: Causes of age-related hearing loss

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Presbycusis the term given to age-related hearing loss. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of this condition here.

Using the stairs just got easier with energy-recycling steps

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier.

Research in the emergency room helps predict organ failure in critically injured patients

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Testing blood samples within the first two hours of injury could help predict which critically injured patients are more likely to develop multiple organ failure, according to an early study led by...

Metal-free MRI contrast agent could be safer for some patients

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New agent could be used for certain high-risk groups and may enable longer-term tumor imaging.

Researchers identify visual system changes that may signal Parkinson's disease

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Changes in the visual systems of newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease patients may provide important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of the disease, according to a new study...

PTSD may be physical and not only psychological

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The part of the brain that helps control emotion may be larger in people who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after brain injury compared to those with a brain injury without PTSD...

Can patients record doctor's visits? What does the law say?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Traffic stops, office conversations, and even doctor's visits - more and more people today are choosing to record life's encounters.

Research explores the potential of brain stimulation for improving the learning of children with learning difficulties

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Applying a brain stimulation method, which was previously suggested to enhance mathematical learning in healthy adults, may improve the performance of children with mathematical learning...

Researchers hope new biomarkers will lead to sports pitch-side test for brain injury

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified inflammatory biomarkers which indicate whether the brain has suffered injury.

AI analyses X-rays as well as doctors

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Many jobs, medical and otherwise, might one day be performed using artificial intelligence.

Simple test predicts return of bladder cancer

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Has effective medical therapy made the benefit of ICDs uncertain?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Medication, including beta-blockers, may be so effective in reducing the risk of sudden death in heart failure that the overall benefit of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) may be...

Researchers show how cancer spreads in mice

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers based in Japan has developed a new imaging protocol that allows us to see how cancer cells spread during metastasis in mice.

Mapping genes could improve cancer diagnosis

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Large-scale changes to the structure of the genome are often seen in cancer cells.

Quick test finds signs of sepsis in a single drop of blood

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new portable device can quickly find markers of deadly, unpredictable sepsis infection from a single drop of blood.

FDA clears expanded use of cooling cap to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the expanded use of a cooling cap, DigniCap Cooling System, to reduce hair loss (alopecia) during chemotherapy.

3-D-printed models could transform heart valve replacements

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study shows how 3-D-printed heart valve models can predict how well a prosthetic heart valve will fit a patient, which could lower their risk of leakage.