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Health News - Medical Devices

New urine test can quickly detect whether a person has a healthy diet
Scientists have developed a urine test that measures the health of a person's diet. (Medical News Today)

Using E. coli to detect hormone disruptors in the environment
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been implicated in the development of obesity, diabetes and cancer and are found in a wide array of products including pesticides, plastics and... (Medical News Today)

Quick and easy blood test for gut bacteria can predict accurately risk of death and heart problems in heart attack patients
The bacteria that inhabit our gut digest food and produce metabolites that can have a marked effect on the heart and blood vessels. (Medical News Today)

Catheter safeguards at hospitals reduce infections and save money, study shows
U.S. hospitals are reducing bloodstream infections related to catheters by implementing rigorous safeguards that also save millions of healthcare dollars each year, according to research led by... (Medical News Today)

Blood protein may serve as marker of concussion severity
Study suggests blood level of brain protein tau may serve as a marker of concussion severity and help doctors assess athletes' readiness to return to play. (Medical News Today)

Has the Affordable Care Act reduced socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening?
Out-of-pocket expenditures are thought to be a significant barrier to receiving cancer preventive services, especially for individuals of lower socioeconomic status. (Medical News Today)

New apps designed to reduce depression and anxiety as easily as checking your phone
Soon you can seek mental health advice on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good restaurant. (Medical News Today)

Evolving deep brain stimulation patterns
Duke University biomedical engineers have used computers to "evolve" more effective patterns of electric shocks delivered deep within the brain to treat Parkinson's disease symptoms. (Medical News Today)

New sensor integrates inflammatory bowel disease detection into colonoscopy procedure
Researchers have developed the first sensor capable of objectively identifying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and distinguishing between its two subtypes. (Medical News Today)

Blood test predicts silent heart disease risk
Study shows that blood troponin levels can predict risk of heart attack and death, and response to statins. (Medical News Today)

Endometrial cancer driver mutations detectable in uterine lavage fluid
Mutations that have been linked to endometrial cancer can be found in the uterine lavage fluid of pre- and post-menopausal women both with and without detectable cancer, according to a study... (Medical News Today)

A closer look at the eye
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new imaging technique that could revolutionize how eye health and disease are assessed. (Medical News Today)

High-fat diet before imaging improves diagnosis of cardiac sarcoidosis
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago were able to reduce uncertainty in diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis by having patients consume a high-fat, low-sugar diet for 72 hours prior to... (Medical News Today)

Bipolar Spectrum: Types, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Bipolar is a spectrum disorder. Learn about what this entails, the types of bipolar disorder, their symptoms, and how diagnosis and treatment differ. (Medical News Today)

Smell test for Alzheimer's diagnosis steps closer
Researchers reveal how a smell test significantly boosted the accuracy of diagnosis for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

New blood test for prion disease looks promising
A new biochemical test that detects prions in blood shows promise for early, pre-symptom diagnosis of vCJD and improving safety of blood supply. (Medical News Today)

Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes multiple diseases
Before modern medical lab techniques became available, doctors diagnosed some diseases by smelling a patient's breath. (Medical News Today)

New diagnostic test kit offers easy identification of virulent pathogens in remote locations
A team of researchers has developed a portable detection system that can rapidly identify some of the most virulent, often multi-drug resistant pathogens. (Medical News Today)

Genetic biomarker IDs patients with increased risk for heart damage by anthracycline chemo
Among women with breast cancer who received a type of chemotherapy called an anthracycline, those who had a certain genetic biomarker had a significantly increased risk for having... (Medical News Today)

Levels of DNA in blood test correlated with ovarian cancer outcomes
Levels of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) detected in a blood test are correlated with the size of ovarian cancers and can predict a patient's response to treatment or time to disease progression... (Medical News Today)

Women fare better than men one year after valve replacement
Women with significant aortic valve disease who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are considered higher risk than men in some respects. (Medical News Today)

LASIK and Dry Eyes: What's the Connection?
LASIK is a popular way of correcting vision, but complications can include dry eyes. Learn more about LASIK, dry eyes, and other vision correction options. (Medical News Today)

UCLA researchers combat antimicrobial resistance using smartphones
A team of UCLA researchers has developed an automated diagnostic test reader for antimicrobial resistance using a smartphone. (Medical News Today)

Predicting throat cancer recurrence with a blood test
A new study suggests the possibility of predicting at its earliest stages when a type of head and neck cancer will come back. (Medical News Today)

Routine blood test predicts how long cancer patients will survive
A routine blood test can predict how long cancer patients in palliative care will survive, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. (Medical News Today)

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