Cardiology

Low-field portable MRI detects intracerebral hemorrhage

(HealthDay)—Low-field portable magnetic resonance imaging (pMRI) has a sensitivity of 80.4 percent for detecting intracerebral hemorrhages (ICHs), according to a study published online Aug. 25 in Nature Communications.

Oncology & Cancer

Screening mammograms plummeted during COVID-19 pandemic

(HealthDay)—Substantially fewer women completed screening mammograms at one safety-net hospital during the first year of the pandemic, with Black women experiencing the lowest volumes compared with other racial/ethnic groups, ...

Neuroscience

Having a good listener improves your brain health

Supportive social interactions in adulthood are important for your ability to stave off cognitive decline despite brain aging or neuropathological changes such as those present in Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

Neuroscience

Gene therapy in early stages may slow down Huntington's disease

In a new study on mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that using MRI scans to measure blood volume in the brain can serve as a noninvasive way to potentially track the progress of gene editing therapies for early-stage ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

RA linked to restrictive, obstructive spirometry patterns

(HealthDay)—Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with restrictive and obstructive spirometry patterns, with the strongest associations seen for severe patterns, according to a study published online May 13 in Arthritis ...

Neuroscience

COVID-19 alters gray matter volume in the brain, new study shows

COVID-19 patients who receive oxygen therapy or experience fever show reduced gray matter volume in the frontal-temporal network of the brain, according to a new study led by researchers at Georgia State University and the ...

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