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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 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?

New 'sperm radar' test may uncover secrets about male infertility

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have developed a new technique to examine human sperm without killing them - helping to improve the diagnosis of fertility problems.

Prostate cancer: Stages and outlook

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What does TNM mean? What is a Gleason score? What are stages 1 to 4? In this article, we explain the staging system used to categorize prostate cancer.

Raised blood platelet levels 'strong predictor' of cancer

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study.

Diagnostic biomarkers in saliva show promise in recognizing early Alzheimer's disease

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Your spit may hold a clue to future brain health. Investigators at the Beaumont Research Institute, part of Beaumont Health in Michigan, are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in...

Sensors detect disease markers in breath

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building's air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices.

Use of new swallowable gastric balloon results in substantial weight loss

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (17-20 May) shows that a swallowable gastic balloon - that can be inserted without endoscopy or anaesthesia...

New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancer

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Of the quarter-million women diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States, about 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancerous tissue while preserving as much healthy breast tissue...

Ankylosing spondylitis: X-ray and imaging techniques

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

X-rays and imaging techniques are essential for diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the back and sacroiliac joints.

New research suggests more sensitive approaches to detect and monitor inflammatory bowel disease

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A University of Manchester test on the mucus lining of the intestine, performed in mice, has found changes in bacteria that could lead to inflammatory bowel disease 12 weeks earlier than previously...

Dementia-related brain changes observed before memory or thinking problems are noticeable

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

University of Toronto and Baycrest Rotman Research Institute (RRI) scientists have discovered a potential brain imaging predictor for dementia, which illustrates that changes to the brain's structure...

Experimental technology monitors and maintains drug levels in the body

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

As with coffee or alcohol, the way each person processes medication is unique. One person's perfect dose may be another person's deadly overdose.

39p medicine patch could revolutionise stroke treatment

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A medicine skin patch, costing as little as 39p, could greatly improve the chances of someone surviving a stroke, according to researchers funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

New test more effective at predicting survival in blood cancer patients

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Technology that can detect the length of small DNA structures in cancer cells could hold the key to predicting the outcome of patients with two different types of blood cancer.

Facebook's next frontier: Brain-computer interfaces

Wed, 10 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Controlling external objects with our minds is science fiction made reality. Here, we look at current and future innovations in brain-computer interfaces.

Could 'curbside consultations' go digital?

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Primary care and specialty doctors are rarely in the same room these days. How can they consult on complex patient care? Find out how technology can help.

Hand that sees offers new hope to amputees

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new generation of prosthetic limbs which will allow the wearer to reach for objects automatically, without thinking - just like a real hand - are to be trialled for the first time.

New blood test predicts who will benefit from targeted prostate cancer treatments

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new blood test could predict which men with advanced prostate cancer will respond to new targeted treatments for the disease.

Noisy knees may be an early sign of knee osteoarthritis

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative, a multi-center observational study of nearly 3500 participants, indicates that people who hear grating, cracking, or popping sounds in or...

Men need more frequent lung cancer screening than women

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Men need more frequent lung cancer screening than women, according to research presented at the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC).

Simple blood tests lead to improved hypertension treatment in African countries

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using two simple blood tests, Western University researchers were able to drastically improve treatment for resistant hypertension across three sites in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

Spirometry: What to expect with the lung function test

Wed, 03 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are spirometry tests and why are they performed? Learn about the procedure, how the results are read, and what other testing methods may be available.

First endoscopic stricturotomy with needle knife study for intestinal strictures in IBD

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cleveland Clinic doctors have published the first study illustrating the safety and efficacy of endoscopic needle knife therapy for intestinal strictures in patients with inflammatory bowel...

Use of telemedicine for mental health in rural areas on the rise but uneven

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Newly published research by Harvard Medical School and the RAND Corporation reveals a dramatic growth in the use of telemedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders in rural...

Zapping bacteria with sanitizers made of paper

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Imagine wearing clothes with layers of paper that protect you from dangerous bacteria.