Weak handgrip may warn of cognitive impairment

"...this is another instance where you're seeing that staying physically active affects your overall health and your cognitive health."

Laura Bailey-Michigan | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging cognition dementia hands medical-tests strength

A.I. rivals expert eyes at reading breast tissue biopsies

A new artificial intelligence system interprets breast tissue biopsies as accurately as experienced pathologists.

U. Washington | Aug. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artifical-intelligence breast-cancer imaging-technology medical-tests

Simple ‘APEX’ blood test may detect Alzheimer’s

Doctors may one day diagnose Alzheimer's disease with a simple blood test. The new technology, called APEX, detects amyloid beta.

National University of Singapore | July 8, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease blood-tests medical-tests

When is it time for seniors to forgo cancer screening?

New research tackles a tough conversation for older adults and their health providers: When does life expectancy make cancer screening unwise?

Johns Hopkins University | July 3, 2019 | futurity
~10 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging cancer communication life-expectancy medical-tests physicians seniors

Model of ear’s speech sensor could improve hearing tests

Improved understanding of how the ear's cochlea works could improve hearing tests and hearing aids.

Jim Lynch-Michigan | June 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine ears hearing medical-tests

Quick test checks for malaria drug resistance

A new test detects malaria drug resistance with only a tiny sample tube, a laptop, and a power source. The work could save lives.

Heidi Hall-Vanderbilt | June 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine drug-resistance malaria medical-tests

This score indicates risk of death, suicide, memory loss

The multimorbidity score can show how overlapping chronic health conditions affect both mental and physical well being.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | June 25, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging brains death medical-tests suicide

Silicon and your phone could lead to home diagnostics

A future home diagnostics system would center on your smartphone and its flashlight.

Heidi Hall-Vanderbilt | June 17, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine medical-tests mobile-devices nanotechnology silicon

Inducing seizures can also pinpoint their origin

Inducing seizures before surgery in people with epilepsy could cut hospital stays and costs, research finds. Here's how.

Shawn Hayward-McGill | June 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains epilepsy medical-tests seizures surgery

Doctors order fewer cancer screenings after 5 p.m.

"Our new study adds to the growing evidence that time of day and decision fatigue impacts patient care."

Frank Otto-Penn | May 23, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cancer decisions medical-tests physicians time

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