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Borderline Diabetes: What You Need to Know
Borderline diabetes, known as prediabetes, is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Faster detection of pathogens in the lungs
What used to take several weeks is now possible in two days: Thanks to new molecular-based methods, mycobacterial pathogens that cause pulmonary infections or tuberculosis can now be detected much... (Medical News Today)

New devices causing 'paradigm shift' in stroke care
New devices called stent retrievers, which effectively reverse strokes, have revolutionized the treatment of certain stroke patients, according to an article in the journal Expert Review of... (Medical News Today)

Diabetes sniffer dogs? 'Scent' of hypos could aid development of new tests
A chemical found in our breath could provide a flag to warn of dangerously-low blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to new research the University of Cambridge. (Medical News Today)

Overweight or not, mannose levels may indicate diabetes risk
Even if you are not overweight, your mannose levels may indicate whether you're at risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D) or insulin resistance (IR), a Swedish study shows. (Medical News Today)

Healthcare providers do not fully understand cancer risk from CT scans
Knowledge of radiation dose and associated risks varies among referring physicians, radiologists, and technicians, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. (Medical News Today)

Evaluation of commercially sold rapid rabies tests reveals serious problems with accuracy
Rabies virus (RABV) transmitted by dogs is responsible for an estimated 60,000 human deaths per year, especially in Asia and Africa. (Medical News Today)

Has breast MRI been performed upside down?
New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital finds changes in patient positioning for MRI from imaging to surgery results in deformation and displacement of the tumor during surgery. (Medical News Today)

High-tech scans can spare lymphoma patients intensive chemo
Hodgkin lymphoma patients can be spared the serious side effects of chemotherapy thanks to high-tech scans that can predict the outcome of treatment, according to a study published in the New... (Medical News Today)

New head-scanning ultrasound technology could help diagnose brain injuries
Advanced technology that enables medics to scan bleeding in the brain by using ultrasound to make 3-D brain models could save and improve patients' lives. (Medical News Today)

Blood test shows promise in gauging severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that rising blood levels of a protein called hematoma derived growth factor (HDGF) are linked to the increasing severity of pulmonary arterial... (Medical News Today)

Illuminating detection of deep cancers
A luciferin analog generating near-infrared bioluminescence achieves highly sensitive deep-tissue imaging. (Medical News Today)

Newer tests could cut hepatitis C diagnosis steps in half
Going from two steps to one could increase the number of patients who are diagnosed and streamline the cascade of care. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer diagnosis improves with help from artificial intelligence
Accuracy of diagnosing breast cancer from pathology images can go from 96 to 99.5 percent when human performance is boosted by artificial intelligence. (Medical News Today)

Immune system linked to lower heart attack risk, suggests study
Levels of antibodies within the blood could be used to assess heart attack risk. (Medical News Today)

Device for irregular heartbeat may be more cost-effective than medication
A new study by a Yale researcher may support the use of a device for patients suffering from irregular heart rhythms. (Medical News Today)

Food pathogen detection via handheld 'nanoflower' biosensor
Researchers have created a nanoflower biosensor that recognizes and amplifies signals from E. coli so they can be seen with a simple handheld pH device. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves AspireAssist obesity device
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new obesity treatment device that uses a surgically-placed tube to drain a portion of the stomach contents after every meal. (Medical News Today)

Engineers develop a new biosensor chip for detecting DNA mutations
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed an electrical graphene chip capable of detecting mutations in DNA. (Medical News Today)

Electronic sensor that tells dead bacteria from live by measuring 'osmoregulation' is potential future tool for medicine and food safety
A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed a key hurdle by distinguishing between dead and living... (Medical News Today)

All You Need to Know About Insulin Sensitivity Factor
Insulin sensitivity factor is a measurement that describes how blood sugar levels are affected by taking 1 unit of insulin. Learn more with this article. (Medical News Today)

Topical application of antiretroviral drug combination prevents transmission of (S)HIV
2 powerful AVR drugs provide complete protection for over 4 months.Researchers are edging ever closer to discovering the perfect combination of drugs and drug delivery system that will stop the... (Medical News Today)

Middle aged more likely to be diagnosed with advanced lung cancer
Youger patients - aged 50 to 64 - are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients according to new data being presented at the Cancer Outcomes and Data Conference in... (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea symptoms eased with implantable stimulation device
An implantable device that stimulates tongue nerves is an effective treatment for sleep apnea patients who do not respond to CPAP, new research confirms. (Medical News Today)

Novel blood test could diagnose diseases with no known antigens
Researchers have created a blood test that could one day lead to the detection of cancer, autoimmune diseases, and other conditions with no known antigens. (Medical News Today)

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