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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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Magnetic implants used to treat 'dancing eyes'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person's eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterised by involuntary eye movements.

Breast implants may cause false ECG diagnosis of heart attack

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that ECG recordings, which are used to diagnose heart attack and other disorders, can be abnormal in patients with breast implants.

New flu test: One drop of blood could save your life

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Australian researchers have developed a world first test to identify which influenza patients will need urgent, life-saving, medical treatment.

Prostate cancer: Three-in-one blood test could fuel personalized treatment

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A single blood test could identify how prostate cancer patients will respond to PARP inhibitors in as little as 4 to 8 weeks, say researchers.

New screening tool helps ID heart surgery patients at risk for malnutrition

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Simple risk score guides surgeons in providing nutrition support sooner and more aggressively.

Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients who have aggressive prostate cancer could be identified by a highly accurate and simple blood test, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Study identifies potential biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In one of the largest studies to date to use metabolomics, the study of compounds that are created through various chemical reactions in the body, researchers have been able to identify new...

Using inhalers can lead to mocking and social exclusion for teenagers

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Teenagers with asthma are embarrassed to use their inhalers even though they could prevent life-threatening asthma attacks, a new study by the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research has found.

Five years before brain cancer diagnosis, changes detectable in blood

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Changes in immune activity appear to signal a growing brain tumor five years before symptoms arise, new research has found.

Type 2 diabetes: Blood glucose testing of little value to some patients

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For patients with type 2 diabetes who are not being treated with insulin, routine blood glucose monitoring is unlikely to be of value, new study suggests.

New software tool could help doctors diagnose genetic diseases

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

An open-source software tool called Mendel,MD could help doctors analyze patients' genetic data in order to diagnose diseases caused by mutations.

Blood test can predict onset and track progression of Huntington's disease

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The first blood test that can predict the onset and progression of Huntington's disease has been identified by a UCL-led study.

Midpelvic forceps, vacuum deliveries associated with higher rates of trauma for mothers and babies

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Compared with cesarean deliveries, midpelvic forceps and midpelvic vacuum deliveries lead to higher rates of maternal and infant trauma, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical...

Beyond broken bones, CTs also detect frailty and predict survival

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using computed tomography (CT) to evaluate muscle health may help identify optimal treatments for older patients who fall and break their hips, a new study led by radiologists from UC Davis and Wake...

Patient mortality could be predicted through computer analysis of organs

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The 5-year mortality risk of patients with severe illness may one day be predicted through computer analysis of CT scans, say researchers.

Scientists develop noninvasive approach to electrical deep brain stimulation

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Scientists have developed a way to stimulate deep inside the brain with electrodes on the scalp, removing the need for invasive surgery to implant them.

Making prosthetic limbs feel more natural

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs.

New tech promises easier cervical cancer screening

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Duke University researchers have developed a handheld device for cervical cancer screening that promises to do away with uncomfortable speculums and high-cost colposcopes.

Scientists find real-time imaging in mice a promising influenza study tool

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Real-time imaging of influenza infection in mice is a promising new method to quickly monitor disease progression and to evaluate whether candidate vaccines and treatments are effective in this...

No evidence that brain-stimulation technique boosts cognitive training

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) - a non-invasive technique for applying electric current to areas of the brain - may be growing in popularity, but new research suggests that it...

Genetic test for anal cancer could identify those at high risk

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new genetic test could be an accurate and inexpensive way to find and treat those at highest risk of anal cancer - a disease with growing incidence in women, men who have sex with men (MSM) and...

New test detects latent HIV more accurately, moves closer to cure

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have come up with a more cost- and time-effective test that detects 'hidden' HIV more accurately.

Researchers develop computer model of hand to improve finger joint surgery

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Clinicians and researchers in Southampton are leading a pioneering study into the use of computer-generated hand models to help improve the success of joint surgery for patients with arthritis.

Is it menopause? Tests and diagnosis

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the symptoms of menopause and how a doctor may test for and diagnose it. What is 'early menopause' and why might it occur?

What is a Gleason score?

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A Gleason score is used to help determine the treatment and predict the outlook for prostate cancer. How is it measured? What do the results mean?