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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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Standard test may miss urinary infection in symptomatic women

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New research suggests that the majority of women with symptoms of urinary tract infection probably are infected, despite negative result on standard test.

Follow-up colonoscopies associated with a significantly lower incidence of bowel cancer

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds research published in Lancet Oncology.

Barium swallow: What to expect and side effects

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Barium is a white liquid used to coat the organs of the digestive system during an X-ray. Learn about the procedure in this article.

New eye test detects earliest signs of glaucoma

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A simple eye test could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma.

Gallbladder cancer rates decreasing in men, not women; late-stage diagnosis on the rise

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Gallbladder cancer is a rare, but aggressive disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3,700 people in the United States are diagnosed with gallbladder cancer each...

Robot radiology: Low-cost AI could screen for cervical cancer better than humans

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Artificial intelligence - commonly known as A.I. - is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use A.I. to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use A.I.

Future challenges for digital healthcare

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Digital healthcare tools could revolutionize how doctors and patients interact. But is new technology actually being adopted into clinical practice?

Drug-resistant bacteria in patients' urine or stools raise risk of drug-resistant sepsis

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who have recently been found to have drug-resistant bacteria in their urine or stool samples have a greatly increased risk of developing a bloodstream infection that is also resistant to...

Tiny 'cages' could keep vaccines safe at high temperatures

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Vaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica 'cages', a discovery which could make getting vital medicines to remote or dangerous...

Predicting people's 'brain age' could help to spot who is at risk of early death

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:00:00 PDT

A method for predicting someone's 'brain age' based on images of their brain could help to spot who might be at increased risk of poor health and even dying at a younger age.

Will these three innovations change your clinical practice?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Medical News Today share some recent game-changing innovations in the field of healthcare as they report from WIRED Health in London.

Sensor-filled glove could help doctors take guesswork out of physical exams

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Everyone experiences stiff muscles from time to time, whether after a rigorous workout, in cold weather, or after falling asleep in an unusual position.

New test can identify dangerous bacteria with resistance to last-resort antibiotic

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests it is possible to quickly and accurately diagnose some the most dangerous and drug-resistant types of bacterial infections, using equipment already owned by most hospitals.

New bone-in technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer...

Can technology transform chronic disease management?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Primary care physicians are increasingly facing complex chronic diseases. Find out if they think digital health technology can help.

Xpert point of care test represents major advance in hep C diagnosis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new test that enables diagnosis of hepatitis C infection in a single visit could improve access to early diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment service for some of the most vulnerable people in...

Worldwide lack of early referral of patients with alcoholic liver disease

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results from a worldwide analysis of over 3,000 patients highlights that there is significant disparity in the referral of patients with liver disease, and that those with alcoholic liver disease...

Variation in interpretation of allergy tests in UK and Europe

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new survey has shown there are large variations in the use and interpretation of a new type of allergy test (component testing) by doctors in the UK and Europe.

Top research projects from the University of Illinois at Chicago

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are constantly pushing boundaries. In this Spotlight feature, we will discuss some recent advances.

For women at risk of hereditary breast cancer, multigene test could help extend life expectancy

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Value in Health, the official journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), has announced the publication of new research indicating that testing for...

Lung cancer: Blood test may lead to earlier, personalized treatment

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have created a blood test that they say can identify genetic mutations linked to non-small cell lung cancer with high accuracy.

Wearable sweat sensor can diagnose cystic fibrosis, Stanford-led study finds

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A wristband-type wearable sweat sensor could transform diagnostics and drug evaluation for cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other diseases.

Powered stretchers could reduce injuries, keep paramedics on the job

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Moving from manual to powered stretchers could reduce the number of injuries to paramedics by 78 per cent, a University of Waterloo study has found.

Breast thermography: Technology, benefits, and cancer signs

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about how thermography works, the process of a thermograph, what thermographs detect, the technology, and the benefits of their use.

Detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier using ... Greebles?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Difficulty distinguishing novel objects is associated with family history of Alzheimer's disease.