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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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What does it mean if your RDW is high?

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A red cell distribution width (RDW) blood test can help detect the presence of anemia, along with what could be causing it. The test identifies the size difference between the biggest and smallest red blood cells in a sample. In this article, we look at what to expect when having this test, and when it might be used.

Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:00:00 PDT

To tell lung cancer from benign tumors, specialists often have to use invasive methods. Yet researchers say that a simple blood test can change that.

Low anion gap: Causes, test, and treatment

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A low anion gap from a blood test is usually nothing to worry about and often just a lab error. However, in some cases, it can indicate an underlying health condition. In this article, learn how an electrolyte test is used to calculate an anion gap, and what low and high anion gap results mean for someone’s health.

Rats better at diagnosing TB than standard tests

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that when it comes to detecting tuberculosis in children, trained rats may be more effective and accurate than standard diagnostic tests.

Diabetes skin patch could abolish finger-prick tests

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have created a skin patch that can measure glucose levels from hair follicles, bringing us one step closer to needle-less glucose monitoring.

Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

After having a colonoscopy, a person’s digestive system will require some time to recover. For a couple of days after the procedure, people will need to eat foods that are easy to digest. This article lists some foods that are suitable to eat, as well as those to avoid. It also gives tips for keeping the colon healthy.

Ibuprofen could stop Alzheimer's, say researchers

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers claim that taking the common anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen every day from the age of 55 could prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Newly found organ may lead to 'dramatic medical advances'

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

The discovery has a variety of implications, ranging from a better understanding of cancer metastasis to that of wrinkles and the skin aging process.

Wired Health 2018: Old tech, new ideas

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:00:00 PDT

This year's Wired Health conference gave a sneak peak into the world of health tech. Growing new ideas on firm foundations seems to be this year's theme.

Can you use an inhaler after the expiration date?

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:00:00 PDT

Many people with asthma wonder if inhalers are still safe to use after their expiry date. Learn about medication expiry dates and possible side effects.

Could our blood reveal our future dementia risk?

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A new study has proposed that blood levels of branched-chain amino acids and other metabolites may reveal risk of future dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Genetic score can identify Alzheimer's risk much earlier

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Among adults in their 50s, researchers identified those with mild cognitive impairment — a precursor of Alzheimer's — from their polygenic risk scores.

Type 2 diabetes: New guidelines lower blood sugar control levels

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

New guidelines from the American College of Physicians recommend that clinicians aim for moderate blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

This simple test may reveal your true biological age

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Scientists have come up with a simple, effective way to find out our body's true biological age. The findings may help to prevent age-related illness.

The 10 best apps to lower cholesterol

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

High cholesterol levels can result in severe health conditions such as heart disease. So, we have conducted some research and selected the best apps to help you lower your cholesterol.

Could your tears help to diagnose Parkinson's?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that checking alpha-synuclein levels in tear samples may serve as a noninvasive test for Parkinson's disease before symptoms appear.

What does the SGOT blood test mean?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A close look at the SGOT blood test, which is one part of a liver profile. We examine what the results mean and why the test is performed.

New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Scientists have designed a test they believe is the first of its kind. Using blood and urine samples, the test correctly identified autism in children.

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Using nanosensors, scientists identified the molecular mechanisms through which vitamin D-3 restores the function of cardiovascular endothelial cells.

HCV RNA PCR test: Qualitative and quantitative results

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PDT

The HCV RNA PCR test is a blood test used to diagnose hepatitis C and measure the level of the hepatitis C virus in the bloodstream.

Eight cancers could be diagnosed with a single blood test

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have created a blood test that can detect eight cancer types with high specificity, representing a major step forward in cancer diagnostics.

Migraine relief: Prediction system may help to prevent pain

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PDT

A team of Spanish-based researchers has simulated a migraine prediction system that may drastically improve the lives of people living with migraines.

The top 10 mental health apps

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Whether you're going through a rough patch, experiencing depression, anxiety, or stress, or having relationship issues, there is an app to help.

Obesity: Could a new smartphone app prevent overeating?

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a smartphone app that may tackle obesity by replacing unhealthful eating patterns with more healthful behaviors.

What to know about allergy shots

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A look at allergy shots, a way of preventing allergies through injections. Included is detail on how they work and the typical costs involved.