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Better education for patients, doctors on disease symptoms may help reduce leprosy in Brazil

Better education for patients, doctors on disease symptoms may help reduce leprosy in Brazil

Better education for both patients and doctors on how to spot the early symptoms of leprosy would help to reduce cases of the disease in Brazil, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham. [More]
New portable device with hand-held probe could help reduce unnecessary thyroid cancer surgery

New portable device with hand-held probe could help reduce unnecessary thyroid cancer surgery

A team of experts from around Europe has come together to develop a portable device with a hand-held probe that will dramatically reduce invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the treatment of thyroid nodules, saving approximately €450 million Euros every year. [More]
Researchers develop fine-scale global map of Zika virus transmission

Researchers develop fine-scale global map of Zika virus transmission

The southeastern US, including much of Texas through to Florida, have ideal conditions for spread of Zika virus according to a new study published in eLife. [More]
World sleep day tackles poor sleep due to nocturia

World sleep day tackles poor sleep due to nocturia

Today is World Sleep Day, an annual global event that aims to improve sleep health worldwide. World Sleep Day is organized by the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) to spread awareness of important sleep-related issues and the burden insomnia places on society through a series of special events. This year it is focussing on sleep loss resulting from the need to urinate during the night. [More]
Frontotemporal dementia often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease in many patients

Frontotemporal dementia often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease in many patients

Many patients showing signs of dementia are quickly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease when they might actually suffer from frontotemporal dementia, delaying the appropriate treatment for them. [More]
Multimodal MRI recommended to prevent brain mass misdiagnosis

Multimodal MRI recommended to prevent brain mass misdiagnosis

T2*-weighted gradient recalled echo or susceptibility-weighted imaging sequences should be performed during the diagnosis of brain masses to rule out pseudotumoural presentation of cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation, say researchers. [More]
Study reveals new clue to possible misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Study reveals new clue to possible misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Correctly diagnosing Alzheimer's disease remains a challenge for medical professionals. Now, a new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease reveals a new clue to possible misdiagnosis. [More]
Failure to accurately assess optic nerve drives IIH overdiagnosis

Failure to accurately assess optic nerve drives IIH overdiagnosis

Researchers put overdiagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) down to inaccurate ophthalmoscopic examination in headache patients and wrongly suspecting the condition in young obese women with headaches. [More]
New tool may help diagnose and treat Parkinson's disease in early stages

New tool may help diagnose and treat Parkinson's disease in early stages

A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease, especially in its early stages. [More]
Sphere Medical to exhibit new patient dedicated blood gas analyser at Lage Landen Congres

Sphere Medical to exhibit new patient dedicated blood gas analyser at Lage Landen Congres

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, will be exhibiting its novel patient dedicated blood gas analyser at Lage Landen Congres – centred on critical and intensive care – in Ghent, Belgium, Friday 13th November. [More]
New research shows siblings of children with food allergies have sensitivity, but not true allergy

New research shows siblings of children with food allergies have sensitivity, but not true allergy

If one child in a family has a food allergy, the reasoning sometimes goes, chances are good that siblings might also have food allergies. Not necessarily, according to new research which shows that 53 percent of siblings of children with food allergies had a food sensitivity, but only 13 percent had actual food allergy. [More]
Study: Blackouts, near drownings linked to sudden death risk

Study: Blackouts, near drownings linked to sudden death risk

The annual congress of the South African Heart Association is being held in Rustenburg from Oct. 25-28, 2015. Experts from the European Society of Cardiology will present a special programme. [More]
Researchers call on NICE, RCOG to update guidelines for diagnosing early miscarriage

Researchers call on NICE, RCOG to update guidelines for diagnosing early miscarriage

Researchers are calling for improvements to the way early miscarriage is diagnosed following a new study published today in the BMJ. [More]
VEGF family biomarkers ‘promising’ tools for pulmonary hypertension diagnosis

VEGF family biomarkers ‘promising’ tools for pulmonary hypertension diagnosis

Two members of the vascular endothelial growth factor family are highly specific and moderately sensitive for the presence of pulmonary hypertension, report researchers. [More]
Struggling to live with lung cancer

Struggling to live with lung cancer

New data show that more than 50% of patients and carers struggled to cope with challenges of living with lung cancer. [More]
Journal of Medical Regulation publishes 2014 census of U.S. physician workforce

Journal of Medical Regulation publishes 2014 census of U.S. physician workforce

The Journal of Medical Regulation has published the "Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in the United States, 2014," which provides an analysis of the most recent physician licensure data collected from each of the state medical boards in the United States by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). [More]
New report highlights need for accurate diagnosis and management of bipolar I disorder

New report highlights need for accurate diagnosis and management of bipolar I disorder

A new report launched today, ‘Paying the ultimate price’, highlights the urgent need for accurate diagnosis and management of bipolar I disorder in order to address a significant burden on society, patients and carers. [More]
Findings may lead to more accurate diagnostic test, possible vaccine for oral and genital herpes

Findings may lead to more accurate diagnostic test, possible vaccine for oral and genital herpes

Findings from a pair of new studies could speed up the development of a universally accurate diagnostic test for human herpes simplex viruses, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins and Harvard universities and the National Institutes of Health. [More]

Sphere Medical publishes white paper discussing areas where Proxima mitigates sources of pre-analytical errors

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has published a white paper focusing on the mitigation of common pre-analytical errors associated with arterial blood gas analysis. [More]
Extremes of stroke symptoms attract misdiagnoses

Extremes of stroke symptoms attract misdiagnoses

Patients with very mild or very severe stroke symptoms are at the greatest risk of being misdiagnosed in the emergency department, research suggests. [More]
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