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What to know about urine tests for creatinine
Creatinine is a normal waste product that the body produces every day. High levels in the urine can indicate kidney problems, high muscle tone, or other factors. Learn about the uses, procedure, and results of creatinine urine tests here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the BNP test
A BNP test is a type of blood test that doctors sometimes use to help diagnose heart failure. Read on to find out more about the test procedure, and what the results indicate. (Medical News Today)

Retinal imaging shows promise in early detection of Alzheimer's
A study of 35 people with and without Alzheimer's disease found that hyperspectral imaging of the retina could aid early diagnosis of the disease. (Medical News Today)

Could the eyes predict cardiovascular risk?
New research finds a link between narrower and more curved retinal blood vessels on the one hand and higher blood pressure and stiff arteries, on the other. (Medical News Today)

What are hinge joints? Anatomy and function
Hinge joints allow bones to move in one direction back and forth, much like the hinge on a door. This article looks at their anatomy and function and includes an interactive diagram. (Medical News Today)

What can cause red blood cells in urine?
Red blood cells (RBC) in the urine can signal problems with the urinary tract, kidneys, or bladder. Learn more about RBC in urine, and what results from a urine sample might mean, here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about CT head scans
A computed tomography (CT) scan of the head creates images of the skull, brain, and other parts of the head. Read about the uses, procedure, and risks of CT head scans here. (Medical News Today)

Tendons and ligaments: What is the difference?
Tendons and ligaments are bands of connective tissue that help stabilize the body and allow movement. Learn about their differences and the common injuries that affect them here. (Medical News Today)

New method detects early stage liver disease
New research in mouse models and human tissues introduces a noninvasive and effective method to diagnose liver disease in its early stages. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between CT scans and MRI scans?
CT scans and MRI scans are two medical imaging methods that create detailed images of internal body parts, including bones, joints, and organs. Learn about their similarities and differences here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about angiograms
An angiogram is an X-ray of the blood vessels. Doctors use angiograms to help diagnose medical conditions related to the arteries or heart. Learn more about angiograms here. (Medical News Today)

What is a Doppler ultrasound?
A Doppler ultrasound can help check whether an issue such as a blockage is impeding blood flow. Doctors use the scans to diagnose a range of issues. Here, learn about the procedure, results, and more. (Medical News Today)

How long do blood tests results take?
Blood test results can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks to come back. This article looks at the waiting times for different types of tests and which factors affect timings. (Medical News Today)

New technology better controls type 1 diabetes
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What do different TSH levels mean?
A thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test measures how much TSH is in the blood, which can help doctors diagnose thyroid conditions. Here, we describe normal, high, and low TSH ranges in males and females of different ages. (Medical News Today)

What is an echocardiogram?
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound image of the heart. It can help doctors diagnose a range of heart problems. This article discusses the uses, types, and results of echocardiograms. (Medical News Today)

New blood test detects brain tumors with 87% accuracy
Researchers have recently published 'the first demonstration' that a promising blood test for detecting brain cancer works in the clinic. (Medical News Today)

Thyroid cancer: New test could reduce unnecessary diagnostic surgeries
A new test that looks for a chemical fingerprint of thyroid cancer in fine needle aspiration samples may improve the accuracy of preoperative diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Graphene air filter traps and kills bacteria
Scientists have devised a graphene air filter that can capture and destroy microorganisms, such as bacteria and other infectious agents and contaminants. (Medical News Today)

Breath test for opioids shows promise in pilot study
A pilot study of a new test that detects opioid metabolites in exhaled breath has shown promising results. The next step is a larger validation study. (Medical News Today)

Deep brain stimulation can be effective for severe depression
A study that gathered data for at least 8 years has shown that deep brain stimulation can have a robust, sustained effect in people with severe depression. (Medical News Today)

Brain scans could help predict whether antidepressants will work
New research reveals how MRI scans and artificial intelligence can help identify brain patterns that predict responsiveness to certain antidepressants. (Medical News Today)

AI just as good at diagnosing illness as humans
The first research of its kind finds that deep learning algorithms are just as accurate at diagnosing illness as healthcare professionals. (Medical News Today)

Walking patterns may help differentiate types of dementia
A new study suggests that people with Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's have distinct walking patterns that may match cognitive and disease changes. (Medical News Today)

Natural ways to lower ALT levels
High levels of the liver enzyme ALT indicates liver damage. Taking steps to lower ALT levels through diet, exercise, and other methods can help the liver recover. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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