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Health News - Medical Devices

Deep brain stimulation may not boost memory
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of areas in the brain known to be involved in making memories does not improve memory performance, according to a study by Columbia University researchers published in... (Medical News Today)

Light therapy shows promise as noninvasive treatment for Alzheimer's
Study shows light therapy that induces gamma oscillations in the brain substantially reduces beta-amyloid plaques in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Patients wait four months before seeking cancer diagnosis
Patients wait an average of four months before seeking a cancer diagnosis, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. (Medical News Today)

Early warning saliva test could predict imminent flare ups of chronic lung disease leading to earlier treatment that could save lives
A new saliva test could help predict future flare ups of chronic lung disease, allowing earlier treatment that could save lives - according to new research presented at the British Thoracic Society... (Medical News Today)

Test used to diagnose asthma may not be accurate
A new study urges caution in the use of the mannitol challenge test for asthma in non-clinical settings. (Medical News Today)

Urine test for fatigue could help prevent accidents
Doctors, pilots, air traffic controllers and bus drivers have at least one thing in common - if they're exhausted at work, they could be putting lives at risk. (Medical News Today)

Huntington's disease affects muscle as well as brain
After studying cell processes in mice, researchers suggest Huntington’s disease involves defects in muscle maturation as well as death of brain cells. (Medical News Today)

Measures of inflammation in blood tests may help predict risk of disease and death
A new study looking at deaths from cancer, cardiovascular disease and all causes suggests that an inflammatory marker detected in blood tests in middle-aged adults can better predict the risk of... (Medical News Today)

Smart patch releases blood thinners as needed
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a smart patch designed to monitor a patient's blood and release blood-thinning drugs as needed to prevent the occurrence of dangerous blood... (Medical News Today)

Computer modeling could lead to new method for detecting, managing prostate cancer
New research coauthored by Brigham Young University researchers may lead to a more accurate system for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer. (Medical News Today)

Expression of specific gene differentiates moles from melanoma
Most melanomas are driven by mutations that spur out-of-control cell replication, while nevi (moles composed of non-cancerous cells at the skin surface) harboring the same mutations do not grow... (Medical News Today)

Scientists get closer to developing bioartificial kidney
Investigators are getting closer to creating a functional bioartificial kidney, with advances presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. (Medical News Today)

New test for cocaine in urine and oral fluid could lead to rapid, low cost roadside testing
Academics in the University of Surrey's Department of Chemistry have developed a new diagnostic test for cocaine and benzoylecgonine (the main metabolite for cocaine) in urine and oral fluid. (Medical News Today)

Blood test could predict best treatment for lung cancer
A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new research published in Nature Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Outreach to cirrhosis patients doubles early screening rates for deadly liver cancer on the rise
Proactive outreach to cirrhosis patients in a safety net health system successfully doubled their screening rates for liver cancer, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found. (Medical News Today)

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: What Happens, Results, and Outlook
Learn about stereotactic breast biopsies, their benefits, and what they are used for. This article describes what to expect with this diagnostic procedure. (Medical News Today)

Simple genetic test shows promise for better outcomes in heart stent patients
A quick, precise genetic test can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events by helping to identify more effective medication for some heart patients, a group led by University of... (Medical News Today)

Asian-Americans are at high risk for diabetes but rarely get screened
Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes is almost three times as high for Asians in the US as for whites. (Medical News Today)

What molecules you leave on your phone reveal about your lifestyle
We leave behind trace chemicals, molecules and microbes on every object we touch. (Medical News Today)

Noninvasive blood glucose monitoring device for people with diabetes in development
Novel breathalyzer offers alternative to finger stick testing for people with type 1 and 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Paralyzed ALS patient operates speech computer with her mind
In the UMC Utrecht a brain implant has been placed in a patient enabling her to operate a speech computer with her mind. The researchers and the patient worked intensively to get the settings right. (Medical News Today)

Using lung function tests to diagnose COPD can help patients and reduce health care costs
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) would benefit if pulmonary function testing was used more consistently to diagnose the condition, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian... (Medical News Today)

Research on new, rapid screening test identifies potential therapies against drug-resistant bacteria
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), Clinical Center and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)... (Medical News Today)

Many doctors still don't know facts about penicillin allergy
If you think you're allergic to penicillin, but have never been tested, ask for a referral to an allergist to confirm the allergy. (Medical News Today)

Molecular signature for aggressive brain tumor uncovered
New findings suggest that a routine test can be used to identify which patients may require intensive clinical management and surveillance. (Medical News Today)

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