Cardiology

New handheld scanner to give instant heart disease diagnosis

With worldwide cardiovascular deaths at an all-time high, European scientists have developed a new handheld scanner that can read your heart's vital signs like a supermarket barcode reader can scan items at the checkout, ...

Health

1 in 5 are discharged from hospital with unstable vital signs

Twenty percent of people hospitalized are released before all vital signs are stable, a pattern that is associated with an increased risk of death and hospital readmission, a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers ...

Other

Supporting clinical research with an intensive-care database

Critical care decisions in modern day intensive care units (ICUs) are made every day by doctors who rely on decades of studies and clinical trials to inform them of the most effective treatments for these patients, yet the ...

Neuroscience

Brainwaves could be the next health vital sign

Simon Fraser University researchers hope that a brain vital-sign test becomes as routine during a doctor's check-up as taking a blood pressure or heart rate measurement.

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