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2013-01-25 10:14:31

Mobile device can easily be used in remote areas around the world Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has taken his innovative lab-on-a-chip and developed a way to not only check a patient's HIV status anywhere in the world with just a finger prick, but also synchronize the results automatically and instantaneously with central health-care records–10 times faster, the researchers say, than the benchtop ELISA, a broadly used diagnostic...

2013-01-25 09:32:57

Harms from breast cancer screening outweigh benefits if death caused by treatment is included Michael Baum, Professor emeritus of surgery at University College London says that, while deaths from breast cancer may be avoided, any benefit will be more than outweighed by deaths due to the long term adverse effects of treatment. He estimates that, for every 10, 000 women invited for screening, three to four breast cancer deaths are avoided at the cost of 2.72 to 9.25 deaths from the long...

Bright Light And Hard Exercise May Not Be Migraine Triggers After All
2013-01-24 12:49:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research that was recently published in the journal Neurology suggests that two supposed migraine triggers, bright lights and hard exercise, may not have as much of an effect as previously thought. In what sounds like one of the most cruelly designed experiments, researchers had 27 migraine patients run or ride an exercise bike at maximum effort for one hour, while the scientists used a combination of lamps and bright flashes for...

Migraine With Aura Associated With Heart Disease, Thrombosis In Women
2013-01-16 08:45:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having a headache can be a real pain. Having a migraine can often feel ten times worse. And now, women who have migraines with visual disturbances (auras), such as flashing lights, may be dealing with more than just extra pain and discomfort. According to two new studies, to be presented in March at the 65th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in San Diego, women who have migraine with aura may have a higher risk...

2013-01-15 16:23:47

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women who have migraines with aura, which are often visual disturbances such as flashing lights, may be more likely to have problems with their heart and blood vessels, and those on newer contraceptives may be at higher risk for blood clots, according to two studies released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013. The first study showed that migraine with...

2013-01-10 08:25:31

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics, Inc.'s (formerly Lucid, Inc. - OTCBB: LCDX) VivaScope® system will be featured at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference (ODAC) to be held in Orlando, Florida, January 18-21, 2013. ODAC hosts opinion leaders from across the globe. Dr. Babar Rao, Dermatologist/Dermatopathologist, will be holding a workshop on Confocal Microscopy featuring a live demonstration of...

Study Shows Medical Errors Are Commonplace In Surgery
2012-12-21 09:29:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While surgery is something you hope you never have to go through, it is something you expect will go smoothly when you do have it. And while nine times out of ten it does go smoothly, you should keep in mind that surgeons are people, and people are not perfect. Surgeons, who usually subscribe to the philosophy of “never events,”–certain medical mistakes that should never occur–often do make mistakes in the...

2012-10-07 23:01:35

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Michigan medical malpractice lawyers representing victims of medical negligence discuss new study that reveals death increase from misdiagnosis in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in U.S. hospitals. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 The Michigan medical malpractice lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently came across a new study done by John Hopkins University School of Medicine that revealed an increase in death of hospital patients caused from...

Painkillers May Lead To More Headaches, Trapping People In A “Vicious Cycle”
2012-09-19 09:56:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Painful headaches that affect nearly a million people in the UK, and many more millions worldwide, may be partly caused by overuse of common painkillers such as aspirin, paracetamol and triptans, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). The watchdog estimates that one in 50 people who experience headaches are suffering because they overuse their medications. The warning comes as the group,...

2012-09-14 06:25:58

REDMOND, Wash., Sept 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Onconome, Inc. today reported the results of studies on 431 patients based upon the blood test it has developed to determine an individual's probability of having colorectal cancer (CRC). The results of the studies have been published in the September issue of the "American Journal of Cancer Research" and demonstrate that Onconome's test is highly sensitive (93.75%) and specific (82.89%) to CRC and has a Negative Predictive Value of 99.9775%...


Latest Medical diagnosis Reference Libraries

Electrocardiography
2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

Auscultation
2012-11-18 19:26:05

Auscultation performed by a physician during a physical exam can give the physician clues whether the body is performing as it should or help pinpoint problems that may be occurring. Immediate auscultation was a procedure used to assist the physician with diagnosis and dates back to possibly Ancient Egypt. This is where no instrument is used and the sounds are heard with the ear being placed upon the patient. History Ascultation is based on a Latin verb auscultare, which means to listen....

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2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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