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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 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 ...


Up to 40 percent of thoracotomies ( surgical incision of the chest wall often involving surgery of the lung ) performed for non–small cell lung cancer ( NSCLC ) are reported to be unnecessary, predomi ...


Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have evidence that more than one-third of young women are willing and able to use a free, easily available home test kit to privately and accurately learn if they ...


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 ...


Digital mammography does not appear provide improvements over traditional film X-rays in the ability to detect cases of breast cancer. The technology does, however, offer other benefits, including sl ...


A test that measures how quickly cells are dividing is an accurate way for physicians to predict the aggressiveness of breast cancer tumors, even among women with very early stages of the disease. ...


Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and Georgia Institute of Technology found that binding gold nanoparticles to a specific antibody for cancer cells could make cancer detection ...


A biomarker has shown great promise in predicting brain atrophy in patients with Alzheimer's disease. According to John DeBernardis, President and CEO of Applied NeuroSolutions and a co-author of t ...


Multislice computed tomography ( MSCT ) provides high accuracy for noninvasive detection of suspected obstructive coronary artery disease, and this technology has potential to complement diagnostic in ...


Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Biophotonics Research and Technology Development Laboratory described recent progress on a device that stimulates, collects and measures light emissions ...


Prothrombotic abnormalities do not appear to play an important role in the risk of a recurrent thrombotic event. Clinical factors are probably more important than laboratory abnormalities in determi ...


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 ...


Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute ( NHGRI ), part of the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ), have developed a new laboratory method that rapidly identifies children born w ...


Serious injury or death can occur when patients with implanted neurological stimulators undergo MRI procedures. The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has received several reports of serious inju ...