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Medtronic CoreValve system sustains positive outcomes through two years in extreme risk patients
Medtronic, Inc. has announced new data showing that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the CoreValve® System continued to provide safe and effective treatment, while maintaining... (Medical News Today)

Blood test could identify when cancer treatment has become detrimental
Some treatments for prostate cancer, while initially effective at controlling the disease, not only stop working over time but actually start driving tumour growth, a major new study shows. (Medical News Today)

PET-CT predicts lymphoma survival better than conventional imaging
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) is more accurate than conventional CT scanning in measuring response to treatment and predicting survival in patients with follicular... (Medical News Today)

Study: People with type 2 diabetes achieve greater satisfaction with insulin pumps vs. multiple daily injections
Medtronic, Inc. announced that new results from the OpT2mise trial are being presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 50th Annual Meeting. (Medical News Today)

Medtronic drug-coated balloon shows strong clinical and economic benefit in treatment of peripheral artery disease
Presented for the first time at the 2014 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, the latest clinical and economic data on the IN. (Medical News Today)

Magnetic resonance helps to detect and quantify fat in liver
Obesity and overweight affect more than half of the population in our Community. Excess weight causes important alterations in the organism, one of which affects liver function. (Medical News Today)

Jaw movements generate electricity to power hearing devices
A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada.This is the experimental set up of an energy harvesting chin strap. (Medical News Today)

Insulin pumps reduce risk of death in diabetes
A study of more than 18,000 patients with type 1 diabetes has shown that use of insulin pumps to administer insulin rather than treatment with multiple daily insulin injections results in a 29%... (Medical News Today)

Medtronic launches SEEQ(TM) wearable cardiac monitoring system in United States
Medtronic, Inc. has announced the U.S. launch of the SEEQL(TM) Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) System, an external, wire-free, adhesive heart monitor that can be worn for up to 30 days to help... (Medical News Today)

Prenatal risk assessment tool for foetal genetic disorders only available in a handful of clinics in Abu Dhabi
Screening and diagnosis of chromosomal abnormalities in a foetus has seen a dramatic shift over the last 30 years or so. (Medical News Today)

Medtronic CoreValve data demonstrate favorable cost effectiveness compared to open-heart surgery in high risk patients
In the first-ever in-trial cost effectiveness analysis of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients at high risk for surgery, investigators today revealed new data demonstrating... (Medical News Today)

Novel device inspired by the spleen quickly filters bacteria, fungi and toxins for sepsis therapy
Things can go downhill fast when a patient has sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient's blood - often too fast for antibiotics to help. (Medical News Today)

Time to halt "unethical" breast cancer screening trial, warn experts
Experts are calling for the ongoing trial into extended breast cancer screening to be halted. (Medical News Today)

Urine-based HPV test 'feasible alternative for cervical cancer screening'
A study claims testing for HPV using urine samples rather than cervical samples provides an effective, non-invasive screening option for women and may increase screening uptake. (Medical News Today)

Hitchcock film used to reveal consciousness in vegetative patients
A patient who has been unresponsive for 16 years showed a brain response to a Hitchcock film strongly matching that of healthy participants, suggesting he was consciously aware. (Medical News Today)

Accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer steps closer with genetic study
New study that shows there is a 9 in 10 chance of prostate cancer returning in patients who carry certain genes opens door to more accurate testing and new treatments. (Medical News Today)

Breathe Technologies receives CE Mark approval for Non-Invasive Open Ventilation (NIOV) system
Breathe Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical technologies for patients with respiratory insufficiency diseases and neuromuscular diseases, has announced that it received... (Medical News Today)

Breakthrough in detecting early onset of refractory epilepsy in children will lead to effective treatment using non-pharmacological therapies
65 MILLION people around the world today suffer from epilepsy, a condition of the brain that may trigger an uncontrollable seizure at any time, often for no known reason. (Medical News Today)

Detecting disease by the shadow it casts
In future, some diseases might be diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively. (Medical News Today)

Promising results for one-minute point-of-care anemia test
A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the... (Medical News Today)

Measuring defensive medicine costs on 3 hospital services
About 28 percent of the orders for three services at three hospitals were judged to be at least partially defensive by the physicians who ordered them. (Medical News Today)

Genetic testing can identify men at six-fold increased risk of prostate cancer
Scientists can now explain a third of the inherited risk of prostate cancer, after a major international study identified 23 new genetic variants associated with increased risk of the disease. (Medical News Today)

'Electronic skin' could revolutionize breast cancer detection
Scientists are developing an 'electronic skin' that could detect and image small lumps that are currently undetectable by clinicians. (Medical News Today)

UF researchers warn against overuse of cardiac stress tests
The researchers found few patients, if any, who do not display symptoms of cardiac distress benefited from undergoing stress tests that look for cardiac problems. (Medical News Today)

Improved survival of ovarian cancer patients receiving treatment guided by comprehensive tumour profiling
Data from an ovarian cancer registry presented at the European Society for Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) annual meeting reinforce comprehensive tumour profiling as a 'game changer' for oncologists. (Medical News Today)

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