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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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Could your tears help to diagnose Parkinson's?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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

Electric field therapy boosts survival from deadly brain tumor

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Glioblastoma is a deadly brain cancer with poor outcomes. But the final results of a phase III trial reveal that a novel treatment could increase survival.

When to get tested for hepatitis C after exposure

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

Learn what the window period is for hepatitis C infection, and when someone should consider testing. We look at available tests and when symptoms appear.

Could this software diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Diagnosing certain types of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder remains challenging. A new study shows that facial recognition software may improve accuracy.

Why facial recognition is the future of diagnostics

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research uses facial recognition analysis to accurately predict health. The findings also show that the human brain has similar abilities.

Could an existing oxygen therapy treat Alzheimer's?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

Researchers have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy alleviates some physical and behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's in a mouse model of the disease.

MS: Blood test offers new way to monitor disease activity

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A nerve protein that can be sampled with a simple blood test may offer an effective way to predict flare-ups and monitor treatment in multiple sclerosis.

What is the link between FEV1 and COPD?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

FEV1 is a measurement used in the diagnosis of lung diseases. Here, we look at its role in the diagnosis, staging, and management of COPD.

Bladder cancer: Noninvasive urine test steps closer

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

At the SIU symposium, researchers revealed how a novel noninvasive urine test can accurately detect bladder cancer in low- and high-risk patients.

Strength in numbers: How biofilms outfox antibiotics

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PST

Antibiotics are often the standard treatment when bacteria make us sick. But when these clever microbes form a community, they become resistant.

All you need to know about the PCA3 test

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 PST

The PCA3 test can help doctors diagnose prostate cancer. Learn about the test, what to expect, and other testing options with this article.

Electronic bandage may heal chronic wounds

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PST

A 'smart,' wirelessly controlled bandage helped to regenerate three times as much tissue in chronically wounded mice than regular dry bandages.

Sniffing out dementia with a simple smell test

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study finds that older adults who could not identify at least 4 out of 5 odors in a smell test were twice as likely to develop dementia 5 years later.

Suprapubic catheters: Uses, care, and what to expect

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST

Suprapubic catheters are a type of catheter that empties urine from the bladder via an incision in the belly. Learn how to use and care for one.

Alzheimer's disease: New genetic culprit found

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new study challenges the traditional understanding of Alzheimer's disease, as scientists point to a new gene that may be responsible for the illness.

Multiple sclerosis: Vitamin D deficiency may predict onset

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

A large-scale study suggests that vitamin D levels may predict MS risk in young and middle-aged women. Correcting this deficiency may lower that risk.