Tech breakthrough offers an early warning system for heart attacks

A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, researchers say. The technology, developed by teams at Oxford University and institutions in Germany and the U.S., uses […]

Study links individual HPV types to HIV infection

UC Riverside-led study finds persons with any HPV type, more than one HPV type, or high-risk HPV are more likely to test HIV positive UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – RIVERSIDE IMAGE: BRANDON BROWN SEEN HERE AT HIS DESK.  CREDIT: GENEVIEVE CASANOVA, UC RIVERSIDE. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An international research team led by a […]

Scientists develop rapid test for diagnosing tuberculosis in people with HIV

An international team that includes Rutgers scientists has made significant progress in developing a urine diagnostic test that can quickly, easily and inexpensively identify tuberculosis infection in people also infected with HIV. TB is the leading infectious disease killer in […]

Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed in adults

And a new study finds mistakes are common. That’s what happened to British Prime Minister Theresa May when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2012. She was in her 50s at the time. Despite having all of the […]

Blood test identifies more treatable cancer mutations than tissue biopsy alone

In one of the largest clinical studies to ever examine the impact of using a blood test to detect treatable mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania found that they could identify significantly more mutations through liquid biopsy instead of a solid tissue biopsy alone. The findings […]

MU, MIT researchers show effectiveness of new noninvasive blood glucose test

Device uses laser technology to detect glucose levels under the skin, an alternative to painful pricking UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA For those living with diabetes, monitoring blood glucose accurately is necessary to prevent diabetes-related complications such as heart attacks, blindness and […]

Hidden health problems can appear up to two years after elective hip surgeries

Up to two years following elective, arthroscopic hip surgery, a substantial proportion of patients reported troubling new health issues ranging from sleep problems to arthritis to cardiovascular disease. While such problems can be transient and diminish as full mobility returns, […]

Science Fiction Inspired Handheld Diagnostic Device

A team of researchers at Glasgow University, UK have developed a portable rapid diagnostic device that could be used to detect a number of conditions, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. Inspired by the famous Star Trek medical tricorder, the research team behind […]

Glow-in-the-dark paper as a rapid test for infectious diseases

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and Keio University (Japan) present a practical and reliable way to test for infectious diseases. All you need are a special glowing paper strip, a drop of blood and a digital camera, […]

Delay in replacing the Pap smear with HPV screening is costing lives

An abnormal Pap test. Credit: Komsan Loonprom/Shutterstock.comIt was established a decade ago that testing for the presence of HPV – the virus that causes cervical cancer – is a better cervical screening test than the Pap smear. Yet in England, the […]