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RA latex turbid test: What to know
An RA latex turbid test looks for rheumatoid factor (RF) in the blood. High RF levels can indicate that a person has rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about this test and the results here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the CO2 blood test
Doctors use a simple blood test to determine normal or abnormal CO2 levels in the body. Imbalances in CO2 could indicate the presence of certain health conditions. Learn about the CO2 blood test, as well as how to interpret the results, here. (Medical News Today)

Endometriosis: Are scientists making any headway?
Endometriosis is a common chronic condition, though nobody knows what drives its development. A new study takes us a little closer to tackling its causes. (Medical News Today)

Artificial intelligence better than humans at spotting lung cancer
New research shows that a form of artificial intelligence called deep learning detects lung cancer more accurately than radiologists can. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the GGT test
The GGT test is a simple blood test that helps doctors diagnose liver or bile duct damage. Learn more about the GGT test, normal and abnormal ranges, and the procedure, here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about EEG tests
An electroencephalogram test, also called an EEG, is a test that measures electrical activity in the brain. Doctors use EEG tests to diagnose epilepsy and other brain-related conditions. Learn about the uses, procedure, and results of EEG tests here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about Pap smears
A Pap smear is a routine test that doctors use to look for changes in the cervical cells. These changes may indicate cancer or precancer. Learn more about a Pap smear here. (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: Simple method can help tailor treatment
Simple measures such as sex, body mass index, age, and kidney function can help determine the best treatment for a person with type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Blood test may predict cardiovascular disease
New research suggests that repurposing an already existing blood test could predict the risk of developing heart disease or a stroke. (Medical News Today)

Chronic fatigue syndrome: New test in sight
Using cutting-edge nanotechnology, scientists have designed a test that accurately identified chronic fatigue syndrome in 40 people. (Medical News Today)

Scientists confirm blood test could track Alzheimer's disease
Data from up to 11 years of blood samples confirm neurofilament light protein as a potential noninvasive marker of Alzheimer's disease progression. (Medical News Today)

Innovative patch may reduce muscle damage after a heart attack
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has designed a patch that can limit damage after a heart attack. The patch was successfully tested in rats. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hair follicle drug tests
Hair follicle drug tests involving taking a small hair sample to determine whether a person has been using illicit drugs or misusing prescription medications within the past 3 months. Learn more about how these tests work here. (Medical News Today)

Study finds that many people diagnosed with MS do not have the condition
A new study suggests that almost 20 percent of people who receive a diagnosis for multiple sclerosis do not have the chronic disease. (Medical News Today)

MS: High-strength MRI may predict disease progression
New research suggests that a powerful MRI scanner may help predict the progression of multiple sclerosis by analyzing cortical lesions on the brain. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid
Scientists have designed a protein that folds into alpha sheets that can block toxic beta-amyloid in brain cells before it forms into large clumps. (Medical News Today)

'Empathetic technology': Can devices know what you're feeling?
We report on a talk at this year's Wired Health, the annual conference on technological developments and their applications in healthcare. (Medical News Today)

A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision
Researchers are developing and testing a wearable device that can detect the presence of cancer cells in the bloodstream with greater accuracy. (Medical News Today)

Using artificial intelligence to predict mortality
Newly published research compares the accuracy of machine learning algorithms in predicting mortality with that of conventional mathematical models. (Medical News Today)

6 innovations from Future Healthcare 2019
Medical News Today attended the Future Healthcare 2019 conference and exhibition. Here, we outline a handful of the innovations that piqued our interest. (Medical News Today)

Groundbreaking blood test detects fibromyalgia
Researchers have identified a unique 'molecular signature' that distinguishes fibromyalgia from other related disorders that doctors often confuse it with. (Medical News Today)

Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds
A Ph.D. student has designed a cost-effective and easy-to-use device that can quickly detect cancerous skin cells. Catching cancer earlier can save lives. (Medical News Today)

New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment
A groundbreaking new blood test for genetic biomarkers of PTSD could improve accuracy of diagnosis, precision of treatment, and prediction of future risk. (Medical News Today)

What to know about heart pacemakers
A pacemaker keeps the heart beating regularly, and inserting one into the chest requires surgery. This is a relatively safe procedure. Learn more about heart pacemaker surgery here. (Medical News Today)

Can we heal wounds by printing skin?
An innovative new technology has the potential to change the face of wound healing. Researchers have developed a bioprinter that can print skin. (Medical News Today)

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