Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New blood test gives high accuracy screen for Alzheimer's disease

A new blood test called p-tau217 shows promise as an Alzheimer's disease biomarker, and when used in a two-step workflow very high accuracy to either identify or exclude brain amyloidosis, the most important and earliest ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simple maintenance can reduce hospital Legionella risks

Hospital water systems are a significant source of Legionella, resulting in the potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease—but Flinders University researchers have proven simple maintenance that involves running hot water ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: At-home rapid COVID tests may miss many infections

For the last couple of years, the rapid at-home COVID tests that can identify an infection with a simple swab of the nose have been a mainstay of efforts to diagnose infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and prevent its spread.

Medical economics

Will your smartphone be the next doctor's office?

The same devices used to take selfies and type out tweets are being repurposed and commercialized for quick access to information needed for monitoring a patient's health. A fingertip pressed against a phone's camera lens ...

Radiology & Imaging

AI vs. clinical reports: Incidental pulmonary embolism on chest CT

According to work published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), an AI tool for detection of incidental pulmonary embolus (iPE) on conventional contrast-enhanced chest CT examinations had high NPV and moderate ...

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