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A new blood test that measures a particular marker of cardiac distress can markedly improve the ability to diagnose or exclude congestive heart failure in patients with shortness of breath who come to ...


FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved the first DNA-based blood test, Tag-It Cystic Fibrosis Kit, to help detect cystic fibrosis. The Tag-It Cystic Fibrosis Kit directly analyzes human ...


Researchers found that colonoscopy is the preferred colon cancer screening method in average-risk women because other screening tools would miss most advanced pre-cancerous polyps. Previous resear ...


In the first clinical study of a new blood protein associated with prostate cancer, researchers found that the marker, called EPCA or early prostate cancer antigen, can successfully detect prostate ca ...


A study, published in the JAMA, demonstrated that unique blood test detects iron deficiency in infants earlier and more accurately than the commonly used hemoglobin screening test. Iron deficiency ...


FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) approved the first blood test designed to help predict a patient's risk for ischemic stroke. Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term disability affec ...


A blood test for thyroid cancer can detect persistent or recurrent disease even before doctors can find any trace of a tumor, according to a new study. The findings suggest that people treated for th ...


In thousands of people each year, the immune system attacks the inner ear, home to the tiny, delicate structures that allow us to hear. Without warning, in days or weeks, patients lose the ability to ...


A study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, showed that the risk of developing cancer as a result of being exposed to X-rays during computed tomography colonography ( also known as "virtual co ...


Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a panel of 22 biomarkers that together provide a more accurate screening for prostate cancer than the current pros ...


A test created at UCLA ( University of California - Los Angeles ) may offer a better way to diagnose heart disease risk for patients who develop coronary heart disease despite normal cholesterol level ...


Use of a simple test, in addition to traditional screening tests, identifies more accurately individuals who might have colorectal cancer. This test, known as an immunochemical faecal occult blood ...


Screening men for prostate cancer may not reduce their risk for dying. More men will have been diagnosed with prostate cancer than any other cancer in 2005 and more than 30,000 men will have died f ...


Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital ( MGH ) have shown that a blood test previously found useful for diagnosing heart failure and determining prognosis in several cardiovascular conditions ...


A blood test for patients with coronary heart disease could help predict their risk for subsequent cardiovascular events or death. Risk stratification for cardiovascular events among the general po ...