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Stroke could be better predicted with biomarker discovery
Researchers find people with high levels of four biomarkers may be at greater risk of stroke, which may pave the way for better prevention and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Coma patient's brain 'jump-started' using ultrasound
Currently, there are limited options for treating coma patients. Ultrasound could become a low price, noninvasive option of the future. (Medical News Today)

'Born to be bad' or 'Born to be benign' - Testing cells for oesophageal cancer risk
Genetically analysing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for oesophageal cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Academic Medical... (Medical News Today)

Breakthrough in cancer cell screening advances personalised treatment of childhood leukaemia
Researchers at Newcastle University have been able to accurately predict how children whose cancer returns after treatment for leukaemia are likely to respond to further treatment. (Medical News Today)

Overdiagnosis is a major driver of the thyroid cancer epidemic
Up to 50-90% of thyroid cancers in women in high-income countries estimated to be overdiagnoses. (Medical News Today)

Genetic tests for potentially fatal heart anomaly can misdiagnose condition in black Americans
Genetic testing has greatly improved physicians' ability to detect potentially lethal heart anomalies among asymptomatic family members of people who suffer cardiac arrest or sudden cardiac death. (Medical News Today)

Eye test may detect Parkinson's before symptoms appear
A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson's disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL. (Medical News Today)

Expanded prenatal genetic testing may increase detection of carrier status for potentially serious genetic conditions
In an analysis that included nearly 350,000 adults of diverse racial and ethnic background, expanded carrier screening for up to 94 severe or profound conditions may increase the detection of... (Medical News Today)

Leukaemia blood testing has 'massive potential'
Researchers at The University of Manchester have unlocked the potential of a new test which could revolutionise the way doctors diagnose and monitor a common childhood leukaemia. (Medical News Today)

Study links two genes to breast cancer survival
Testing for the activity of two genes could pick out women who are at increased risk of dying from their breast cancers, suggests a new study of almost 2,000 patients. (Medical News Today)

Many life-saving defibrillators behind locked doors during off-hours, study finds
When a person suffers cardiac arrest, there is a one in five chance a potentially life-saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is nearby. (Medical News Today)

Bone Marrow Biopsy: What to Expect
What happens during a bone marrow biopsy? This article looks at how bone marrow biopsies are carried out, how long they take, and whether or not they hurt. (Medical News Today)

Paralysis patients regain sensation, muscle control through brain machine
Scientists have helped people who are paralyzed from spinal cord injuries regain some feeling and movement with the assistance of brain-machine interfaces. (Medical News Today)

Research to improve treatment for millions of lung disease patients
New lung scanning technology developed at Monash University has the potential to transform treatment for millions of people with lung disease in Australia and around the world. (Medical News Today)

New imaging method could catch osteoarthritis early
A promising imaging technology that measures bone health at the microscopic level could help doctors detect osteoarthritis in its early stages and guide the development of new therapies, suggests... (Medical News Today)

Imaging tests could provide helpful information for genetically linked lung cancer
A cutting edge method of extracting big data from positron emission tomography (PET) images can provide additional information to quantify lung tumors caused by a genetic mutation. (Medical News Today)

Mayo researchers identify breast microbiome/bacterial differences between healthy and cancerous tissue
A team of Mayo Clinic researchers has identified evidence of bacteria in sterilely-obtained breast tissue and found differences between women with and without breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

Is there difference in surgical site infection using sterile vs. nonsterile gloves?
Outpatient cutaneous surgical procedures are common and surgical gloves are standard practice to prevent postoperative surgical site infection (SSI). (Medical News Today)

Depression screening tools not accurate for children and adolescents
A common way for doctors to try and identify depression in children and adolescents is by using short questionnaires. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Biochip blood test detects disease risk
Researchers from Randox Laboratories and Medical University of Vienna have shown that a biochip blood test can detect raised risk for Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Study examines use of off-site monitoring of cardiac telemetry and clinical outcomes
Among non-critically ill patients, use of standardized cardiac telemetry with an off-site central monitoring unit was associated with detection and notification of cardiac rhythm and rate changes... (Medical News Today)

Handheld device takes high-resolution images of children's retinas
Engineers and physicians at Duke University have developed a handheld device capable of capturing images of a retina with cellular resolution. (Medical News Today)

Over 750 biomarkers identified as potentials for early cancer screening test
First comprehensive list of cancer blood biomarkers researched in last 5 years. (Medical News Today)

Primary liver carcinoma may be misclassified based solely on major imaging features
A study released in the American Journal of Roentgenology found that biphenotypic primary liver carcinoma (also called hepatocholangiocarcinoma) may be misclassified as hepatocellular carcinoma... (Medical News Today)

Experts assess changes to breast cancer screening recommendations
A new article discusses the evidentiary support for the recent changes made by the American Cancer Society in its recommendations for breast cancer screening. (Medical News Today)

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