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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 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.



Cancer detected in just 10 seconds with new device

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

A state-of-the-art device that can accurately identify cancerous tissue in just 10 seconds has the potential to transform cancer surgery.



New assessment predicts fracture risk for patients in long-term care

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research have developed and validated a new assessment to predict the risk of falls in long-term care patients.



Prostate cancer: PSA screening does lower death risk, says review

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new review suggests that - contrary to current USPSTF guidelines - PSA screening significantly reduces the risk of death to prostate cancer.



Biosensor could help diagnose illnesses directly in serum

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this age of fast fashion and fast food, people want things immediately. The same holds true when they get sick and want to know what's wrong.



'Seeing' robot learns tricky technique for studying brain cells in mammals

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology, or whole-cell recording (WCR), is the gold-standard technique for studying the behaviour of brain cells called neurons under different brain states such as...



Cartilage degeneration algorithm predicts progression of osteoarthritis

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

A novel cartilage degeneration algorithm can predict the progression of osteoarthritis in individual patients, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland.



Blood test for colitis screening using infrared technology could reduce dependence on colonoscopy

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheaper, less invasive alternative for screening compared to colonoscopy, which is now the predominant...



Algorithm could predict Alzheimer's risk years before symptoms occur

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have created an algorithm that could predict the risk of Alzheimer's in patients with mild cognitive impairment 2 years before symptoms arise.



Gut-on-chip good predictor of drug side-effects

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Research conducted at Leiden has established that guts-on-chips respond in the same way to aspirin as real human organs do.



Lisfranc fracture: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

A Lisfranc fracture is a type of bone fracture that occurs in the foot. Learn about diagnosing a Lisfranc fracture, treatments, and prevention.



How an eye test could detect Alzheimer's

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how a novel imaging technique could diagnose Alzheimer's disease by detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the retinas of patients.



Fasting before a blood test: What you need to know

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

For some kinds of blood tests, the patient may be required to fast beforehand. In this article, learn about fasting for blood tests.