When tested with people with easy-to-access veins, a blood-drawing robot had a 97% success rate. That's just as good and even better than phlebotomists.
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Using magnetic levitation to split up different proteins in blood plasma could be a way to diagnose opioids or even cancer.
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The jump in colorectal cancer diagnoses between 49 and 50 years old may back up calls to screen patients at 45 instead of 50.
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A common autism test contains inconsistencies, researchers say, but off-the-shelf wearable technology could help make it more reliable.
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A new imaging approach adds nuance to the four categories of breast cancer and could lead to more precise diagnosis and treatment.
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"I think there has been a belief that variability is a chance phenomenon, but this research indicates maybe not. Variability matters."
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New technology uses AI and wearable sensors to detect low blood sugar, which could do away with the need for constant finger pricking.
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New research shows that kids are getting unnecessary medical care in the form of extra tests or prescriptions no matter the kind of insurance they have.
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A new blood test for children with bacterial pneumonia may determine the cause of painful inflammatory lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.
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