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Wired Health 2018: Old tech, new ideas
This year's Wired Health conference gave a sneak peak into the world of health tech. Growing new ideas on firm foundations seems to be this year's theme. (Medical News Today)

Can you use an inhaler after the expiration date?
Many people with asthma wonder if inhalers are still safe to use after their expiry date. Learn about medication expiry dates and possible side effects. (Medical News Today)

Could our blood reveal our future dementia risk?
A new study has proposed that blood levels of branched-chain amino acids and other metabolites may reveal risk of future dementia and Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Genetic score can identify Alzheimer's risk much earlier
Among adults in their 50s, researchers identified those with mild cognitive impairment — a precursor of Alzheimer's — from their polygenic risk scores. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: New guidelines lower blood sugar control levels
New guidelines from the American College of Physicians recommend that clinicians aim for moderate blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

This simple test may reveal your true biological age
Scientists have come up with a simple, effective way to find out our body's true biological age. The findings may help to prevent age-related illness. (Medical News Today)

The 10 best apps to lower cholesterol
High cholesterol levels can result in severe health conditions such as heart disease. So, we have conducted some research and selected the best apps to help you lower your cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

Could your tears help to diagnose Parkinson's?
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. (Medical News Today)

What does the SGOT blood test mean?
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. (Medical News Today)

New blood test predicts autism with 92 percent accuracy
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. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D-3 could 'reverse' damage to heart
Using nanosensors, scientists identified the molecular mechanisms through which vitamin D-3 restores the function of cardiovascular endothelial cells. (Medical News Today)

HCV RNA PCR test: Qualitative and quantitative results
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. (Medical News Today)

Eight cancers could be diagnosed with a single blood test
Researchers have created a blood test that can detect eight cancer types with high specificity, representing a major step forward in cancer diagnostics. (Medical News Today)

Migraine relief: Prediction system may help to prevent pain
A team of Spanish-based researchers has simulated a migraine prediction system that may drastically improve the lives of people living with migraines. (Medical News Today)

The top 10 mental health apps
Whether you're going through a rough patch, experiencing depression, anxiety, or stress, or having relationship issues, there is an app to help. (Medical News Today)

Obesity: Could a new smartphone app prevent overeating?
Researchers have developed a smartphone app that may tackle obesity by replacing unhealthful eating patterns with more healthful behaviors. (Medical News Today)

What to know about allergy shots
A look at allergy shots, a way of preventing allergies through injections. Included is detail on how they work and the typical costs involved. (Medical News Today)

Electric field therapy boosts survival from deadly brain tumor
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. (Medical News Today)

When to get tested for hepatitis C after exposure
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. (Medical News Today)

Could this software diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders?
Diagnosing certain types of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder remains challenging. A new study shows that facial recognition software may improve accuracy. (Medical News Today)

Why facial recognition is the future of diagnostics
New research uses facial recognition analysis to accurately predict health. The findings also show that the human brain has similar abilities. (Medical News Today)

Could an existing oxygen therapy treat Alzheimer's?
Researchers have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy alleviates some physical and behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's in a mouse model of the disease. (Medical News Today)

MS: Blood test offers new way to monitor disease activity
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. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between FEV1 and COPD?
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. (Medical News Today)

Bladder cancer: Noninvasive urine test steps closer
At the SIU symposium, researchers revealed how a novel noninvasive urine test can accurately detect bladder cancer in low- and high-risk patients. (Medical News Today)

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