News tagged with medical tests
Informed consent is the backbone of patient care. Genetic testing has long required patient consent and patients have had a "right not to know" the results. However, as 21st century medicine now begins to use the tools of ...
Genetics May 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3 |
Fifteen people in Saudi Arabia have died from a SARS-like virus out of 24 people who contracted it since last August, Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabia said on Sunday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Minimally invasive autopsies, using a combination of MRI scans and other techniques, such as blood tests, can accurately determine the cause of death in fetuses and babies nearly as well as conventional autopsies, according ...
Other May 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Extracts of saw palmetto berry used at doses of up to 960 mg daily appear to be safe over an 18-month period, according to a study published in the April issue of The Journal of Urology.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—There is a need for a consensus on criteria to define and classify lumbar spinal stenosis, according to a review published in the April 15 issue of Spine.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The spleen is rarely noticed, until it is missing. In children born without this organ, that doesn't happen until they become sick with life-threatening bacterial infections. An international team of researchers led by scientists ...
Genetics Apr 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers have identified an elusive gene responsible for Thrombocytopenia with Absent Radii (TAR), a rare inherited blood and skeletal disorder. As a result, this research is now being transformed into ...
Genetics Feb 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—An experimental blood test could help show whether women with advanced breast cancer are responding to treatment, a preliminary study suggests.
Cancer Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A blood test can predict whether patients are likely to die of a heart attack in the month after surgery, according to an international study involving thousands of patients.
Surgery Jul 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at Vermillion, a medical diagnostics company have announced that clinical trials for its OVA1® blood test diagnostic tool have shown promising results. The tool, part of Vermillion’s ...
Cancer Jul 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
This weekend, many mothers-to-be celebrated Mother's Day, a welcome relief from the inherent stresses of pregnancy.
Pediatrics May 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death from cancer, and while family physicians in Canada only see 1 cases a year, the number of cases is expected to increase as the population ages. A review in CMAJ (Canad ...
Cancer Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Boy or girl? A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found.
Other Aug 10, 2011 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2
People who sometimes went hungry as children had slower cognitive decline once they were elderly than people who always had enough food to eat, according to a new study published in the December 11, 2012, print issue of Neurology, the me ...
Neuroscience Dec 10, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A simple blood test for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Mad Cow disease is a step closer, following a breakthrough by medical researchers at the University of Melbourne.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |