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Health News - Medical Devices

'Listening to light' to transform diagnosis of skin cancer
Scientists are developing a new photonics device that listens to light and could be capable of detecting skin cancer and other diseases more accurately than ever before, eliminating the need for... (Medical News Today)

Lung cancer survival rate increases by 73 percent if caught early
The UK Lung cancer screening trial (UKLS) has been successfully completed and demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease and... (Medical News Today)

Monitoring sun exposure with a portable paper sensor
Summer is around the corner - time for cookouts and sunbathing. But too much sun can result in sunburn, which is the main cause of skin cancer. (Medical News Today)

Urine tests not reliable for dehydration in older adults
Urine tests should not be used to measure dehydration among the elderly - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). (Medical News Today)

Lung function may influence risk of vocal fatigue for female teachers
Vocal fatigue is common among teachers, with female teachers faring worst. Now, a new study suggests lung function may play a role in this gender difference. (Medical News Today)

New multiphoton microscope and endoscope could speed up disease diagnosis
Two new optical devices could reduce the need to take tissue samples during medical examinations and operations and to then send them for testing - potentially speeding up diagnosis and treatment... (Medical News Today)

Hearing snap, crackle, pop may help heal your knee
You've injured your knee. A doctor straps a listening device to it, and the noises you hear coming out of it are cringe-worthy. "Crackle! Krglkrglkrgl! Snap! (Medical News Today)

Blood test uncovers undiagnosed diabetes in hospital patients with high blood sugar
A retrospective review of medical records found the HbA1C test, commonly used to diagnose and manage diabetes, can effectively detect hidden disease among hospital patients with hyperglycemia... (Medical News Today)

Little cost difference between CT angiography and stress test for diagnosing heart disease
For patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and functional diagnostic testing strategies have similar costs through 3 years of follow up. (Medical News Today)

Nanotubes are beacons in cancer-imaging technique
Bathing a patient in LED light may someday offer a new way to locate tumors, according to Rice University researchers. (Medical News Today)

Dietary experiments in mice point the way to early detection of cancer development in humans
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the Western world, mainly because it is usually diagnosed too late. (Medical News Today)

Electronic device detects molecules linked to cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
A biosensor developed by researchers at the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LNNano) in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, has been proven capable of detecting molecules associated with... (Medical News Today)

Technology delivers personalized treatment to patients with tremors
For patients who suffer from Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, writing a grocery list or taking a drink from a cup can be a daily struggle due to disabling arm tremor. (Medical News Today)

Is an insulin pump the best therapy for everyone with type 1 diabetes?
Insulin pump therapy contributes to better blood glucose control in type 1 diabetes and, as pump technology continues to improve and become part of sensor-controlled feedback and artificial pancreas... (Medical News Today)

First clinical use of bioabsorbable vascular grafts in children shows promise
Bioabsorbable heart valves or blood vessels are designed to harness the body's innate healing process, enabling the natural restoration of complex body parts as the synthetic graft is absorbed. (Medical News Today)

Around-the-clock monitoring may unmask hypertension in African-Americans
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, a device which measures blood pressure around-the-clock may help identify African Americans who have "masked" or undetected high blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

New implantable VAD for severe heart failure in children shows encouraging results in sheep
For children with severe heart failure, the only available means of life support are ventricular assist devices (VADs) placed outside the body. (Medical News Today)

Noninvasive ventilation delivered by helmet reduces intubation rate among patients with ARDS
In a study published online by JAMA, Bhakti K. Patel, M.D., and John P. Kress, M.D. (Medical News Today)

Individual-risk-based model to select smokers for CT lung cancer screening may prevent more deaths
Among a group of U.S. ever-smokers age 50 to 80 years, application of an individual-risk-based model for computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer compared with selecting risk-factor-based... (Medical News Today)

Endobronchial coils provide modest improvement in exercise tolerance for patients with severe emphysema
In a study published online by JAMA, Frank C. Sciurba, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues assessed the 1-year effectiveness and safety of endobronchial coils on exercise... (Medical News Today)

Noninvasive monitor assesses patients' response to painful stimulation during surgery
A novel measure for assessing the body's response to surgery may allow for better anesthesia management in the O.R. (Medical News Today)

Ingestible 'origami robot' removes button batteries from stomach
Researchers have created an ingestible robot that unfolds in the stomach to remove button batteries, which are swallowed by more than 3,500 Americans every year. (Medical News Today)

New cardiac imaging technique improves accuracy by removing need to breathe
Lack of motion allows acquisition of higher quality images in less time.A new technique for cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging improves accuracy by removing patients' need to breathe... (Medical News Today)

MRI scans are best and safest way to identify high risk heart disease patients
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are the safest and most effective way to identify high risk patients with cardiac chest pain, according to evidence from a clinical study at the University of... (Medical News Today)

Easy ways to improve patient comfort during skin cancer screenings
New research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine suggests two simple ways dermatologists can make patients more comfortable during full-body skin cancer checks: respect patient... (Medical News Today)

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