Medical research

Scanadu developing a Medical Tricorder

(Medical Xpress) -- Do you remember the scenes from your favorite Star Trek episode where Dr. McCoy simple waves his scanner across an injured patient to diagnose the problem? Well, that technology may not be too far from ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Decreased deep sleep linked to early signs of Alzheimer's disease

Poor sleep is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. People with the disease tend to wake up tired, and their nights become even less refreshing as memory loss and other symptoms worsen. But how and why restless nights are linked ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study determines how long Zika remains in body fluids

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides evidence that the Zika virus particles remain longer in blood than in urine and some other body fluids. This information suggests that blood serum may be the ...

Neuroscience

The most important hair on your head is on the inside

Cells along the brain's cavities are equipped with tiny hair-like protrusions called cilia. Cilia are still poorly understood, but we know a few things about what can happen if they are not doing their job.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Latex gloves lead to lax hand hygiene in hospitals, study finds

Healthcare workers who wear gloves while treating patients are much less likely to clean their hands before and after patient contact, according to a study published in the December issue of Infection Control and Hospital ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infectious-disease expert offers primer on Ebola virus

Dr. Arthur Reingold, professor of epidemiology and associate dean for research at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has worked for more than 30 years on prevention and control of infectious diseases at the national ...

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Bodily fluid

Bodily fluids are liquids that are inside the bodies of animals. They include fluids that are excreted or secreted from the body as well as body water that normally is not.

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