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Study highlights possible reasons for MS misdiagnosis

Study highlights possible reasons for MS misdiagnosis

A number of common conditions are mistaken for multiple sclerosis (MS), a disabling central nervous system disease, say researchers at four academic medical centers across the U.S in a study published online August 31, 2016 in the journal Neurology. [More]
Healthy adults who regularly exercise may be misdiagnosed with heart disease, study shows

Healthy adults who regularly exercise may be misdiagnosed with heart disease, study shows

Scientists have shown that people who exercise for even a few hours each week can enlarge their hearts. This is a normal and beneficial response to exercise, but until now has only been recognised in athletes. [More]
New Valley Fever testing technology developed by TGen and NAU receives U.S. patent

New Valley Fever testing technology developed by TGen and NAU receives U.S. patent

Valley Fever, a potentially deadly dust-borne fungal disease, should be easier to diagnose and treat thanks to a testing technology developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute and Northern Arizona University, and now protected by a patent issued today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. [More]
Depression screening tools may lead to misdiagnosis in children and adolescents

Depression screening tools may lead to misdiagnosis in children and adolescents

In Canada and the U.S., doctors are increasingly being encouraged to try to identify depression in children and adolescents - even if they do not have obvious indications of the disease. In order to do so, the physicians often use short questionnaires that ask about symptoms of depression [More]
Existing MCI screening tools result in more than 7% false-negative error rate, study finds

Existing MCI screening tools result in more than 7% false-negative error rate, study finds

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a slight but noticeable and measurable decline in cognitive abilities, such as remembering names or a list of items. While changes may not be severe enough to disrupt daily life, a clinical diagnosis of MCI indicates an increased risk of eventually developing Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia. [More]
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]
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