Health News - Medical Devices

What to know about the 10-panel drug test
A 10-panel drug test is a urine screen that looks for 10 of the prescription or illicit drugs people most frequently abuse. Learn about which drugs it looks for and their detection windows. (Medical News Today)

The key to myasthenia gravis progression may be hidden in serum
New research finds biomarkers for myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune condition, that may help diagnose it and create individualized treatments in the future. (Medical News Today)

Using a smartphone to detect a highly contagious virus
'You don’t have to be a scientist or an engineer to run the device,' say the researchers who created an innovative method to detect norovirus. (Medical News Today)

What are the early symptoms of a brain tumor?
Early symptoms of a brain tumor can include headaches, vision problems, and mood swings. However, because they are so general, diagnosis can be difficult. The symptoms tend to vary depending on the location and stage of the tumor. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

AI-enhanced ECGs may soon assess overall health
The ability of artificial intelligence to predict sex and estimate age from electrocardiogram readouts shows potential as a measure of overall health. (Medical News Today)

Eye tracking tests may predict Alzheimer's risk
Eye tracking tests help to distinguish between two subtypes of mild cognitive impairment and their respective risks of becoming Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Wearable tech works like a Band-Aid to monitor health
(Medical News Today)

World's first diagnostic blood test for celiac disease in sight
By pinpointing the molecules that people with celiac disease release after gluten exposure, scientists step closer to a diagnostic blood test. (Medical News Today)

Blood test can identify Alzheimer's 2 decades before symptoms
A new study showcases a blood test that identifies beta-amyloid proteins — a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease — 20 years before any symptoms of dementia. (Medical News Today)

Could selfie videos become the new blood pressure monitors?
New experiments suggest that, in the future, a person may be able to monitor their blood pressure simply by using their mobile phone's camera. (Medical News Today)

What to know about 3D mammograms
A 3D mammogram provides a detailed image of the breast tissue. These images can help health professionals identify any unusual growths, especially in people with dense breast tissue. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

The end of endoscopy? New technique may be the future of medical imaging
Scientists have devised an innovative imaging technique that could provide in depth images of tissues and organs in a wholly noninvasive manner. (Medical News Today)

Portable breath monitor quickly detects life threatening lung disease
A new, portable gas chromatography breath analyzer can detect acute respiratory distress syndrome with 90% accuracy in 30 minutes, scientists report. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about urinalysis
Urinalysis, or a urine test, can help a doctor diagnose certain health issues, check for pregnancy, or screen for drug use. In this article, learn more about the uses and results. (Medical News Today)

New device may diagnose sepsis in less than a drop of blood
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge have designed a device that may detect sepsis biomarkers in less than a drop of blood. (Medical News Today)

'Electronic tongues' may help diagnose early stage bladder cancer
New research proposes the use of electronic tongues for detecting bladder cancer in its early stages. The device is cheap, noninvasive, and easy to use. (Medical News Today)

Misdiagnosis of the 'big three' results in 'serious harm'
New research finds that diagnostic errors involving cancer, infections, and vascular events often lead to death or permanent disability. (Medical News Today)

Could artificial intelligence be the future of cancer diagnosis?
The authors of a recent paper believe that in the future, artificial intelligence might be able to tell benign from malignant lesions without a biopsy. (Medical News Today)

Researchers devise a more 'child-friendly' test for autism
In a new study, researchers have come up with what they say is a less stressful method of diagnosing autism in children: tracking their gaze. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Blood test may predict relapse
New research introduces an innovative blood test that may predict the chances of breast cancer recurring by measuring a person's antitumor response. (Medical News Today)

Urine test can help diagnose aggressive prostate cancer
New research introduces a diagnostic test for aggressive prostate cancer, which may help people 'avoid an unnecessary initial biopsy.' (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's blood test almost 'usable in routine clinical care'
A new blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease approaches 'a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.' (Medical News Today)

What causes a chronic sore throat?
Many factors can cause a chronic sore throat, including allergies, smoking, and infections. In this article, we explore the possible causes and describe when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

First-of-its-kind robotic arm works without brain implant
In a breakthrough move, researchers have developed a high-fidelity, noninvasive interface that allows users to control robotic arms with their minds. (Medical News Today)

Rheumatoid factor: What to know
Rheumatoid factor is an immune system protein. Doctors can measure its levels using a blood test to help diagnose autoimmune conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis. Here, we explain the test, normal rheumatoid factor ranges, and what the results mean. (Medical News Today)

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