Category list : Diagnosis
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US researchers say they have found a clue in understanding how an infection can spiral into sepsis by blunting the body’s immune response.
A new blood test being developed to diagnose heart attacks could one day be carried out on a simple handheld device, according to researchers.
Staffing shortages at a hospital run by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust were a factor in the case of a grandmother whose “painful” death from bladder cancer could have been avoided, a report by the health service ombudsman has revealed.
Diagnostic imaging professionals should routinely check for and report all vertebral fractures, according to new guidance, which says early identification could reduce unnecessary GP appointments and save the NHS huge amounts of time and money.
Unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for some forms of cancer, according to the UK authors of the first “robust” research analysis to examine the link between the two.
New multi-disciplinary centres designed to speed up cancer diagnosis are to be trialled in 10 areas in England, it was announced today.
Health professionals must remain vigilant about tuberculosis, even in low-incidence settings, the World Health Organization has warned.
A one-off test for prostate cancer on offer at GP surgeries is a “blunt tool” that does not save lives but can cause unnecessary fear and harm, according to findings from a major long-term trial.
It is “imperative” that patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes during their 20s, 30s and 40s receive significant support on optimising their treatment and self-management skills, warn researchers in light of a new study on mortality risk.
New tests that focus on damage to proteins in blood plasma could indicate autism in children, according to UK researchers, who say their breakthrough could lead to earlier diagnosis.