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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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Deep brain stimulation may not boost memory

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of areas in the brain known to be involved in making memories does not improve memory performance, according to a study by Columbia University researchers published in...

Light therapy shows promise as noninvasive treatment for Alzheimer's

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Study shows light therapy that induces gamma oscillations in the brain substantially reduces beta-amyloid plaques in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.

Patients wait four months before seeking cancer diagnosis

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Patients wait an average of four months before seeking a cancer diagnosis, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore.

Early warning saliva test could predict imminent flare ups of chronic lung disease leading to earlier treatment that could save lives

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new saliva test could help predict future flare ups of chronic lung disease, allowing earlier treatment that could save lives - according to new research presented at the British Thoracic Society...

Test used to diagnose asthma may not be accurate

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study urges caution in the use of the mannitol challenge test for asthma in non-clinical settings.

Urine test for fatigue could help prevent accidents

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Doctors, pilots, air traffic controllers and bus drivers have at least one thing in common - if they're exhausted at work, they could be putting lives at risk.

Huntington's disease affects muscle as well as brain

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

After studying cell processes in mice, researchers suggest Huntington’s disease involves defects in muscle maturation as well as death of brain cells.

Measures of inflammation in blood tests may help predict risk of disease and death

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study looking at deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease and all causes suggests that an inflammatory marker detected in blood tests in middle-aged adults can better predict the risk of...

Smart patch releases blood thinners as needed

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a smart patch designed to monitor a patient's blood and release blood-thinning drugs as needed to prevent the occurrence of dangerous blood...

Computer modeling could lead to new method for detecting, managing prostate cancer

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research coauthored by Brigham Young University researchers may lead to a more accurate system for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer.

Expression of specific gene differentiates moles from melanoma

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Most melanomas are driven by mutations that spur out-of-control cell replication, while nevi (moles composed of non-cancerous cells at the skin surface) harboring the same mutations do not grow...

Scientists get closer to developing bioartificial kidney

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Investigators are getting closer to creating a functional bioartificial kidney, with advances presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

New test for cocaine in urine and oral fluid could lead to rapid, low cost roadside testing

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Academics in the University of Surrey's Department of Chemistry have developed a new diagnostic test for cocaine and benzoylecgonine (the main metabolite for cocaine) in urine and oral fluid.

Blood test could predict best treatment for lung cancer

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new research published in Nature Medicine.

Outreach to cirrhosis patients doubles early screening rates for deadly liver cancer on the rise

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Proactive outreach to cirrhosis patients in a safety net health system successfully doubled their screening rates for liver cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: What Happens, Results, and Outlook

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn about stereotactic breast biopsies, their benefits, and what they are used for. This article describes what to expect with this diagnostic procedure.

Simple genetic test shows promise for better outcomes in heart stent patients

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A quick, precise genetic test can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events by helping to identify more effective medication for some heart patients, a group led by University of...

Asian-Americans are at high risk for diabetes but rarely get screened

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes is almost three times as high for Asians in the US as for whites.

What molecules you leave on your phone reveal about your lifestyle

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

We leave behind trace chemicals, molecules and microbes on every object we touch.

Noninvasive blood glucose monitoring device for people with diabetes in development

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Novel breathalyzer offers alternative to finger stick testing for people with type 1 and 2 diabetes.

Paralyzed ALS patient operates speech computer with her mind

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

In the UMC Utrecht a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. The researchers and the patient worked intensively to get the settings right.

Using lung function tests to diagnose COPD can help patients and reduce health care costs

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) would benefit if pulmonary function testing was used more consistently to diagnose the condition, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian...

Research on new, rapid screening test identifies potential therapies against drug-resistant bacteria

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), Clinical Center and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)...

Many doctors still don't know facts about penicillin allergy

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:00:00 PST

If you think you're allergic to penicillin, but have never been tested, ask for a referral to an allergist to confirm the allergy.

Molecular signature for aggressive brain tumor uncovered

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 02:00:00 PST

New findings suggest that a routine test can be used to identify which patients may require intensive clinical management and surveillance.