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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Future Help for Stroke Patients With Language Problems

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new method of analysis to distinguish between stroke patients with language problem has been developed by a brain researcher. The result may be individualized treatment for each ... read more

Ultrasound-Based Therapy for Cardiac Stem Cells Recovery

Jan. 29, 2016 — When cardiac stem cells undergo low-intensity pulsed ultrasound treatment, these cells can perform continuing modifications, tissue remodeling and regeneration of damaged cardiac tissue after a heart ... read more

New Imaging Technique Could Reduce Need for Amputation

Jan. 27, 2016 — A new MRI imaging technique could reduce the need for amputation in patients with critical limb ischemia, according to a new study. The technique uses a new way of mapping blood delivered to the leg ... read more

Better Way to Image Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Jan. 27, 2016 — A recent study shows in a prospective, systematic manner that a PET/CT scan, using the radiotracer F-18-DCFBC to target prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), is significantly more effective at ... read more

New Findings Point to Central Nervous System Role in Painful Diabetic Peripheral Nerve Disease

Jan. 27, 2016 — The central nervous system is a key contributor to the problem of painful peripheral nerve disease in people with diabetes, emerging evidence suggests. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) occurs in ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — The supplement aged garlic extract can lower the risk of heart disease by reducing the accumulation of certain types of plaque in the arteries, a new study ... read more

Diagnosing Depression Before It Starts

Jan. 21, 2016 — Brain scans may identify children who are vulnerable to depression, before symptoms appear, new research indicates. In a new study, the researchers found distinctive brain differences in children ... read more

Imaging Test Accurately Detects Extent of Prostate Cancer in Patients

Jan. 20, 2016 — The method that researchers have developed to image the prostate appears to be much better at detecting prostate cancer than any other test -- radiographical, biopsy or blood -- in use ... read more

Biopsy Robot Combines MRI, Ultrasound

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers are working on a biopsy robot that combines the best features of MRI and ultrasound, aiming to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer and muscle ... read more

Improve Mapping of Deadly Heart Rhythms, Warns Expert

Jan. 19, 2016 — A pioneer in developing life-saving therapies for a deadly heart arrhythmia has called on electrophysiologists to reexamine a widely used technique to guide the treatment of the faulty electrical ... read more

Surge in Use of CTs in Patients With Minor Injuries, Study Shows

Jan. 19, 2016 — Twice as many patients with non-serious injuries, such as fractures or neck strain, are undergoing CT scans in emergency departments at California hospitals, according to a new study, which tracked ... read more

Virtual Bone Biopsy Helps Identify Why People With Diabetes Are at Risk of Bone Fractures

Jan. 19, 2016 — A study using high resolution imaging to create a "virtual bone biopsy" has shed new light on why people with type 2 diabetes are at risk of bone fractures. Researchers used high resolution ... read more

A New Method to Improve the Pre-Operative Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer Based on Ultrasound

Jan. 19, 2016 — In a landmark study, investigators from Europe propose a new and simple method to assess the risk of malignancy of women with an adnexal mass. The method identified between 89-99 percent of patients ... read more

Easier Diagnosis for Fungal Infection of the Lungs

Jan. 18, 2016 — A new clinical imaging method may enable doctors to tackle one of the main killers of patients with weakened immune systems sooner and more ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A technology that can reduce Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning times by more than 50 percent has been developed, meaning that hospitals can drastically increase the number of scans without ... read more

New Tool May Help Predict Patients' Motor Function Recovery After Stroke

Jan. 14, 2016 — Graph theoretical analysis is proving to be helpful in understanding complex networks in the brain. Investigators used a graph theoretical approach in examining the changes in the configuration of ... read more

Ultrasound Guidance Lowers Risks of Thoracic Nerve Block Technique for Mastectomy

Jan. 14, 2016 — A regional anesthesia technique called thoracic paravertebral nerve block (TPVB) is highly effective in controlling pain after breast cancer surgery, but concern about potential complications may ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Lung tumors can be accurately imaged by a method that combines the best aspects of two existing imaging ... read more

New Microscopy May Identify Best Sperm Cells

Jan. 13, 2016 — New microscopic technology promises to be a game-changer in the field of reproductive assistance. A team of scientists has devised a new method of microscopy allowing scientists to perform clinical ... read more

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Could Endanger Women

Jan. 12, 2016 — If followed, new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast cancer screening recommendations will result in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year and thousands more women enduring ... read more

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