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Blood transfusions: What to know
A blood transfusion is a safe procedure that can help treat several conditions. Read this article to learn about the different types of blood transfusions and why a person might need one. (Medical News Today)

Bruising after a blood draw: What to know
It is not uncommon for a person to bruise after a blood draw. Read this article to learn more about why this happens and how to reduce the bruising. (Medical News Today)

Testing hearing by looking at the eyes
Pupil dilation may provide a new and accurate way of testing hearing. The new test may be helpful for babies or people who have had a stroke. (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover new autoinflammatory condition
A previously unknown autoinflammatory condition has come to the fore thanks to a team of global experts, who were also able to identify its root cause. (Medical News Today)

Ultrasound with MRI improves prostate treatment
Combining ultrasound heat with precision MRI promises a more precise way to treat prostate cancer and enlarged prostates — without the usual side effects. (Medical News Today)

Liver function tests: What to know
Liver function tests can help doctors determine whether a person has liver damage and what might be causing it. Learn about the tests and what the results mean here. (Medical News Today)

What does a radiologist do?
A radiologist is a doctor who interprets medical imaging, such as X-rays. Learn more about what they do and the education that they receive here. (Medical News Today)

What does an internist do?
An internist is a medical doctor who treats adults with diseases and conditions that affect the internal organs. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about false positives in hepatitis C testing
Blood tests can usually show whether a person has hepatitis C. However, these tests can give false-positive readings. Here, learn why this can happen. (Medical News Today)

What to know about HCG pregnancy tests
An HCG test can show if a woman is pregnant and if their body is producing the right level of pregnancy hormones. We look at the accuracy of HCG tests and what factors can affect results. (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer: Home urine test could 'revolutionize diagnosis'
A recent study has investigated a simpler way of testing urine for prostate cancer. The new test would avoid the need for digital rectal examination. (Medical News Today)

These blood markers may indicate a higher risk of disease and death
New research suggests that certain immune markers in people's blood could help identify those at higher risk of disease and disease-related death. (Medical News Today)

What to know about angioplasty
Angioplasty is a medical procedure that opens a blocked or narrowed artery close to the heart. Learn about the procedure, the types, recovery, and risks here. (Medical News Today)

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)

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