(Northwestern Memorial Hospital 26 February 2014) Northwestern Medicine® is the first health care provider in the country to offer a new non-invasive blood test for prostate cancer that is nearly three times more accurate than the current standard prostate-specific antigen blood test.
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“The abovementioned report is a subjective medical opinion only based on the objective radiographic findings and should be correlated with the clinical, biochemical, microbiological and other parameters before it can be used as a basis for management.”
(Elhuyar Fundazioa 19 February 2014) UPV/EHU researchers have developed a method for the diagnosis and prognosis of cutaneous melanoma, the type of skin cancer with the highest mortality rate. 27 more words
Assessing the Impact of a Pertussis Active Surveillance Program on Provider Testing Behavior, Minnesota 2005-2009.
Objectives. The Minnesota Department of Health, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, implemented the PertussisActive Surveillance Project to better understand pertussis epidemiology. 176 more words
BBC News 12 February 2014
Scientists at Strathclyde University have developed a new test to speed up the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis.
It uses nanoparticles and lasers to “fingerprint” more than one bacterium at a time – and so opens the way for targeted treatment. 40 more words
(University of Adelaide 30 January 2014) University of Adelaide physics researchers have developed a new type of laser that will enable exciting new advances in areas as diverse as breath analysis for disease diagnosis and remote sensing of critical greenhouse gases. 15 more words
If you’ve recently been told you need an endoscopy, your natural response will be ‘OH MY FREAKING GOD’. Sometimes the only way we can face things is by looking at them with a certain degree of humour (and possibly some bribery from your partner!) I’m going to talk you through it, step by step with as much accuracy as a patient can possibly recall. 1,295 more words