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What is an alanine aminotransferase (ALT) blood test?
An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test helps doctors diagnose problems with the liver, such as hepatitis or liver disease. Learn more about the ALT blood test in this article. (Medical News Today)

Cancer: A new 'drug sponge' may reduce chemo's toxic effects
A new experimental device may be able to absorb chemotherapy drugs after they have reached cancer tumors but before they can reach healthy tissue. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ventriculoperitoneal shunt
A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a medical device that surgeons use to treat hydrocephaly. The article looks at the types, procedure, possible complications, and tips for recovery. (Medical News Today)

Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment
Researchers investigating a new biomarker for colorectal cancer have also uncovered a novel intervention that might help treat a range of cancer types. (Medical News Today)

Scientists design 'smart' wound healing technique
Researchers have engineered a new molecule that changes the way that materials interact with the body's tissues to drive wound healing. (Medical News Today)

New breath test for cancer currently under trial
Researchers from the United Kingdom are currently testing the accuracy of a newly developed breath test that could diagnose cancer in a noninvasive way. (Medical News Today)

What do TSH levels mean?
A thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels test helps diagnose or monitor common disorders of the thyroid gland. It is a simple test that is similar to a standard blood test. Learn more about it here. (Medical News Today)

How pulmonary function tests work
Pulmonary function tests check the lungs for issues including asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. Learn more about what pulmonary functions tests are for, and how they work, here. (Medical News Today)

What do brain lesions mean in multiple sclerosis?
As multiple sclerosis (MS) progresses, lesions may form in the brain. With magnetic resonance imaging, doctors can use the lesions to track the progress of the condition. Learn more about the process of scanning for brain lesions, and how they might affect the symptoms and progress of MS. (Medical News Today)

These tiny sensors may detect cancer early
Researchers use nanosensors to detect intracellular interactions that may signal cancer very early on. Their results may help detect lymphocytic leukemia. (Medical News Today)

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight
Cancer cells have a unique pattern of chemical tags on their DNA, which differs from that of healthy cells and could serve as the basis for a universal test. (Medical News Today)

What does my eosinophil count mean?
Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that help the body fight off infections. The test involves a doctor drawing blood. An eosinophil count may be either too high or too low, which may indicate an underlying condition, or it may be in the normal range. Learn more about eosinophil count here. (Medical News Today)

What is a lumbar MRI scan?
Doctors use a lumbar MRI scan to examine a person’s lower spine for problems. An MRI scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create an image of the inside of a person’s body. It is a painless and low-risk procedure. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can dogs detect cancer?
Dogs have an incredibly sensitive sense of smell. They are able to detect various types of cancer through odor signatures in a person’s breath, urine, and skin. Here, we look at how dogs can detect cancer, the types of cancer they can smell, and how medical professionals can use dogs in cancer research and diagnostics. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Artificial intelligence predicts onset
A deep learning algorithm trained to analyze brain scans accurately predicted who would develop Alzheimer's more than 6 years before diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Spinal stimulation helps men with paraplegia walk again
Rehabilitation therapy with targeted and timed spinal cord stimulation helped men with paraplegia control leg muscles — even with stimulation turned off. (Medical News Today)

Eye scan may detect Alzheimer's disease in seconds
It may soon be possible to diagnose Alzheimer's in a matter of seconds using a noninvasive eye scanner that simply examines a person's retina. (Medical News Today)

Dogs can sniff out malaria, study shows
A new 'proof-of-concept' study shows that sniffer dogs can accurately detect malaria. The findings could change diagnostic practices. (Medical News Today)

What to know about synovial (joint) fluid analysis
Doctors often use synovial fluid analysis to help determine the cause of joint pain and inflammation. This procedure involves extracting and analyzing a small sample of synovial fluid. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about urine drug screening
Doctors, sports officials, or employers may request a urine drug screen to check if a person has recently used illegal or prescription drugs. Urine tests can detect many substances, including alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana. The detection times differ, depending on the drug. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: These psychiatric symptoms may be an early sign
A postmortem study of brain tissue tests and interviews of those close to the deceased ties some psychiatric symptoms to early Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Using Facebook to predict depression
Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts. (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer: Marker of deadly recurrence identified
Low or no NR2F1 protein in cells that metastasize from primary breast tumors to bone marrow indicates a high risk of lethal cancer recurrence, says study. (Medical News Today)

New type of nerve stimulation relieves chronic back pain
A new stimulation therapy that specifically targets the nerves fibers involved could be an effective alternative to spinal cord stimulation, says study. (Medical News Today)

What to know about head and brain MRI scans
A doctor may use a head and brain MRI scan to check for a range of injuries and abnormalities. Here, gain a detailed understanding of the procedure and how to prepare. (Medical News Today)

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