Blood pressure swings may be an early warning for heart disease

"I think there has been a belief that variability is a chance phenomenon, but this research indicates maybe not. Variability matters."

Sarah Avery-Duke | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine blood-pressure heart-disease hearts medical-tests

Sensors and AI spot low blood sugar without needles

New technology uses AI and wearable sensors to detect low blood sugar, which could do away with the need for constant finger pricking.

Alice Scott-Warwick | Jan. 13, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence blood-sugar diabetes medical-tests sensors

A new kind of hearing test looks at the eyes

Research with barn owls sparked the idea for a new type of hearing test: one that focuses on eye dilation.

Jim Barlow-Oregon | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine eyes hearing medical-tests sounds

Kids are getting medical care they don’t need

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.

U. Michigan | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine childrens-health insurance medical-tests medications

For painful lesions in pneumonia, a new blood test

A new blood test for children with bacterial pneumonia may determine the cause of painful inflammatory lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.

U. Zurich | Dec. 30, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria blood-tests childrens-health medical-tests pneumonia skin

After exercise, signs in the blood may signal heart attack chances

Certain cells in the blood after exercise could signal which patients with coronary artery disease are most at risk for heart attack and other problems.

Quinn Eastmann-Emory | Dec. 5, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine biomarkers exercise heart-attacks heart-disease hearts medical-tests

At-home HPV tests up cervical cancer screening

"...mailing unsolicited self-collection kits for HPV testing increased cervical cancer screening by 50% in women who were underscreened..."

U. Washington | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cervical-cancer human-papillomavirus-hpv medical-tests

Test your own blood with this device after nuclear disaster

A self-administered radiation blood test would take some burden off medical systems after a nuclear attack or disaster.

Marian Frank-U. Arizona | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blood-tests emergency-medicine medical-devices medical-tests nuclear-weapons radiation

Test for mild cognitive impairment according to sex?

Evaluating mild cognitive impairment, considered a precursor to dementia, by sex could potentially change who gets the diagnosis.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cognition dementia medical-tests sexes

New thyroid cancer test is faster and more accurate

A new thyroid cancer test is fast and more accurate than the tests that doctors currently use, which can come back inconclusive 1 out of 5 times.

Marc Airhart-Texas | Oct. 8, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer medical-tests surgery thyroid

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