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Health News - Medical Devices

Western researchers develop new brain scan analysis to better treat head injuries
An international research team, led by neuroscientists at Western University, has developed a potentially game-changing method for analyzing brain scans, which will greatly inform radiologists and... (Medical News Today)

Cholesterol test: Uses, what to expect, results
What are the risks of cholesterol and who should have a test? Learn about what to expect with the test, what the results mean, and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Chest pain: New tool helps doctors decide when tests are needed
A two year follow-up on a study involving more than 10,000 people with stable chest pain finds that an online tool can accurately predict which patients are likely to have normal non-invasive tests... (Medical News Today)

Is it depression or dementia? Brain SPECT imaging helps distinguish them
Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. (Medical News Today)

Scalp cooling device may help reduce hair loss for women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy
Two studies in JAMA examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after chemotherapy. (Medical News Today)

Shock from heart device often triggers further health care needs
A shock from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) may trigger an increase in health care needs for many people, regardless whether the shock was medically necessary, according to a new... (Medical News Today)

Blood test may help differentiate Parkinson's from similar diseases
A simple blood test may be as accurate as a spinal fluid test when trying to determine whether symptoms are caused by Parkinson's disease or another atypical parkinsonism disorder, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Method to identify bacteria in blood samples works in hours instead of days
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a desktop diagnosis tool that detects the presence of harmful bacteria in a blood sample in a matter of hours instead of days. (Medical News Today)

Women who have a false positive screening mammogram more likely to delay next screen
Women who had a false positive result from a screening mammogram were more likely to delay or forgo their subsequent screening mammogram than women who had a true negative result. (Medical News Today)

Stomach acid provides long-term power for ingestible devices
A research team led by scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a set of ingestible devices that draw energy from fluids in the... (Medical News Today)

Prosthetic arm technology that detects spinal nerve signals developed by scientists
Scientists have developed sensor technology for a robotic prosthetic arm that detects signals from nerves in the spinal cord. (Medical News Today)

Hand-grip test can indicate decline in physical function of Parkinson's patients
A basic hand-grip test has proven to be a reliable tool to monitor the decline of patients with Parkinson's diseases. (Medical News Today)

'Mirror game' test could secure early detection of schizophrenia, study shows
Virtual reality could hold the key to unlocking an affordable, reliable and effective device to provide early diagnosis and management of schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

What Tests Are Used to Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis?
Learn about the different tests that are available and may be used to diagnose MS. When should someone see a doctor and what treatments may be applicable? (Medical News Today)

Updated cystic fibrosis diagnosis guidelines can help in diagnosis, personalized treatment
An international research group of 32 experts from nine countries has updated the guidelines for diagnosing the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. (Medical News Today)

Existing reprocessing techniques prove insufficient for flexible endoscopes
Current techniques used to clean endoscopes for reuse are not consistently effective, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the official journal of the... (Medical News Today)

Breakthrough technology enables communication in late-stage ALS
A brain-computer interface has been found to enable people in a completely locked-in state in the late stages of ALS to communicate meaningfully. (Medical News Today)

AI as good as ophthalmologists at diagnosing a rare eye condition
An artificial-intelligence (AI) algorithm performs just as well as individual ophthalmologists in diagnosing congenital cataracts, reports a paper published online in Nature Biomedical Engineering. (Medical News Today)

Breath test could help detect stomach and oesophageal cancers
A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in a large patient trial presented at the... (Medical News Today)

Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer
It's scary enough making a doctor's appointment to see if a strange mole could be cancerous. (Medical News Today)

Dawson's Finger and Multiple Sclerosis: What's the Connection?
What is Dawson’s finger? Learn about how Dawson's fingers can help with the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and other brain disorders. (Medical News Today)

Smartphone-integrated baby monitors may do more harm than good
There is little evidence that physiological baby monitors benefit infants or parents, caution medical experts from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Medical News Today)

Multiple Sclerosis and Radiology: What Tests Are Used to Make a Diagnosis?
What is the role of radiology in a multiple sclerosis diagnosis and what tests may aid a diagnosis? What do radiology test results mean? (Medical News Today)

Home sleep testing as good as lab testing for informing management of obstructive sleep apnea
Outcomes for patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were not inferior when managed with data from limited-channel sleep testing versus full laboratory-based polysomnography (PSG). (Medical News Today)

Ultrasound may enhance delivery of RNA molecules to treat GI disorders
A new study shows that ultrasound enhances delivery of RNA strands into the colon cells of mice with colitis to block production of inflammatory protein. (Medical News Today)

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