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

New test detects opioids on the breath

A new test can find opioids in a person's breath, which could catch illegal use and make sure patients are taking their medication correctly.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine addiction medical-tests opioids

‘STAMP’ gets more cancer info from least invasive biopsies

New technology could help doctors get earlier information on a cancer's agressiveness from the least invasive type of biopsy.

National University of Singapore | Sept. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer medical-tests tumors

How bathroom scales could monitor heart failure

A future version of this medical monitoring scale could prevent long hospital stays for people with heart failure by allowing them to adjust medication at home.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | Sept. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine hearts machine-learning medical-tests

Options don’t boost rates of colorectal cancer screening

A mail-in stool test kit every year or a colonoscopy every decade? Choices don't increase rates of colorectal cancer screening, research finds.

Frank Otto-Penn | Sept. 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer colon-cancer decisions medical-tests

Technique suggests less invasive way to test fetal genes

A new technique that isolates trophoblast cells—placental cells that carry the complete fetal genome—could offer an alternative to more invasive tests.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Sept. 5, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine genes medical-tests placenta pregnancy

Phone and paper detect norovirus with tiny beads

It only takes 10 particles of norovirus to cause seriously unpleasant digestive distress. Here's a new way to detect them.

U. Arizona | Aug. 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine imaging-technology medical-tests microfluidic mobile-devices paper viruses

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