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Health News - Medical Devices

1 in 5 emergency bowel cancer patients had symptoms before diagnosis
Around one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation have displayed at least one cancer 'alarm symptom' in the year leading up to their diagnosis, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Deakin builds world-first robotic surgical system with sense of touch
A world-first Deakin University innovation will give surgeons the sense of touch while they drive a robot to conduct keyhole surgery via a computer. (Medical News Today)

'Missing link' found in the development of bioelectronic medicines
New research, led by the University of Southampton, has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be the 'missing link' in the development of implants that use electrical... (Medical News Today)

Earlier treatment with surgery to remove blood clot associated with less disability following stroke
In an analysis that included nearly 1,300 patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke, earlier treatment with endovascular thrombectomy (intra-arterial use of a micro-catheter or other device to... (Medical News Today)

Manuka honey could stave off catheter-associated UTIs
Manuka honey shows promise for tackling catheter-associated urinary tract infections, after a study found it halted the formation of bacterial biofilms. (Medical News Today)

Cancer prevention benefits of colonoscopy may diminish after age 75
Colonoscopy screening is modestly effective for preventing colorectal cancer in patients aged 70 to 74, but the cancer prevention benefits may begin to diminish in older patients. (Medical News Today)

A world first: University Hospital Zurich's cardiovascular team carries out a new type of procedure on a heart valve
A team led by Francesco Maisano, co-director of the University Heart Center at the University Hospital Zurich (UHZ) and professor for Heart Surgery at the University of Zurich, made up of heart... (Medical News Today)

UTI testing technology cuts screening time to four hours
Researchers using DNA sequencing to profile antibiotic resistance in infection have achieved a turnaround time from 'sample to answer' of less than four hours for urinary tract infections (UTIs). (Medical News Today)

Nearly one-third of unnecessary endoscopies could be avoided with faeces blood test
The number of patients referred to the hospital for an unnecessary endoscopy could be cut by nearly a third if an additional test that can be carried out by a GP could be incorporated, according to... (Medical News Today)

FDA permits marketing of balloon device to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has permitted marketing of a device that uses a small balloon to treat persistent Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), a condition in which pressure, pain or... (Medical News Today)

Use of wearable device does not improve weight loss
Among overweight or obese young adults, the addition of a wearable technology device (that provided feedback on physical activity) to a standard behavioral intervention resulted in less weight loss... (Medical News Today)

New 'ecosystem' test strongly predicts ovarian cancer survival
Assessing the cell 'ecosystems' at sites where ovarian cancer has spread round the body strongly predicts the chances of surviving from the disease, a new study reports. (Medical News Today)

Asthma diagnosis from saliva test looks promising
Metabolic profiling of saliva using mass spectrometry has potential as a test for presence and severity of asthma, new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Zika virus can be detected in eye's conjunctival fluid
In a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology, Changwen Ke, Ph.D., of the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Guangzhou, China and colleagues examined whether Zika... (Medical News Today)

New sensor technology could speed up blood test analysis
Researchers at the University of York have developed a new sensor that is capable of detecting multiple proteins and enzymes in a small volume of blood, which could significantly speed up... (Medical News Today)

Exercise app reduces incontinence
Urinary leakage whilst coughing and jumping is common in women. Using a self-administered treatment via a mobile app called Tät® for three months reduced symptoms, led to fewer leakages and... (Medical News Today)

Measuring new hormone may reduce number of teenagers wrongly diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome
Measuring blood levels of the recently discovered hormone irisin may improve diagnosis rates of teenagers with polycystic ovary syndrome, according to research presented at the 55th Annual European... (Medical News Today)

Stroke: Innovative electrical stimulation glove improves hand function
A new therapy has been developed for stroke survivors to improve hand function using a glove to send electrical stimulation to nerves in the affected hand. (Medical News Today)

Blood test to spot new breast cancer subtype delays progression for twice as long
A blood test that detects when the most common form of breast cancer has become resistant to treatment could double the average time it takes for the disease to progress, from around two and a half... (Medical News Today)

Brain maintains representation of hands decades after amputation
The University of Oxford have found that the brains of people who have had their hands amputated remember the missing body parts decades after amputation. (Medical News Today)

Hyperbaric chamber eases drug withdrawal symptoms
Washington State University researchers have found that treatments of pure oxygen in a high-pressure chamber can relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. (Medical News Today)

Major step towards Alzheimer's blood test
A research team, led by Cardiff University, has made a significant step towards the development of a simple blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

All You Need to Know About the Glucose Tolerance Test
A simple blood test can often detect diabetes. If the test produces borderline results, a glucose tolerance test may help with the final diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Traffic accidents increased by 50% in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator
The risk of traffic accidents is increased by 50% in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) compared to age and gender matched controls, according to a Danish nationwide... (Medical News Today)

Drug-dispensing contact lens effectively lowers eye pressure in glaucoma model
A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for patients with conditions requiring treatment with eye drops, which are often imprecise and difficult to... (Medical News Today)

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