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CDC Study Says Most HIV Infections Are Transmitted By Undiagnosed Individuals

Eight in 10 new HIV infections were transmitted by people who do not receive the care they need to suppress the virus. The CDC launched an initiative to reduce new infections and keep those who are infected in treatment.

Public Health March 21, 2019

Simple Blood Test Could Be Used To Diagnose Alzheimer's A Decade Before It Manifests

The researchers found that detecting the concentration of a protein in the blood can lead to early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers hope that the new discovery can lead to better therapy and treatment for the neurodegenerative disease.

Public Health January 22, 2019

Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Thousands Of Cancer Deaths Per Year By 2033: UK PM Pledges Funding

Artificial intelligence may help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths every year starting 2033 through early diagnosis of the disease. UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged millions of British pounds in government funding to help in the development of the AI technology.

Public Health May 21, 2018

What Killed Sultan Saladin 800 Years Ago? Experts Finally Have An Answer

Sultan Saladin is a legendary historical figure who unified the Muslim world in the 12th century. His death was a mystery for centuries but now, doctors reveal typhoid as a likely cause of death.

Feature | Health May 6, 2018

Parkinson's Disease May Be Diagnosed Using Tears, Study Says

A new study has shed some light on how Parkinson's disease could be diagnosed and on more clues about the disease. Scientists said they can use tears to see if someone has Parkinson's.

Medicine February 23, 2018

Woman With Flu Symptoms Diagnosed With Flesh-Eating Disease

A woman initially diagnosed with the flu contracted a rare flesh-eating disease called necrotizing fasciitis. Here's what you need to know about this rare bacterial infection.

Public Health January 23, 2018

Many People With Serious Medical Conditions Are Initially Misdiagnosed: Study

A study highlighted that initial diagnosis in serious medical conditions is wrong in many cases. It also revealed that 21 percent of patients received a different diagnosis in a second opinion.

Public Health April 5, 2017

Asthma May Be Misdiagnosed In One Out Of Three Adults: Study

Studying over 600 adults who have been diagnosed with asthma in the last five years, a team of researchers has found that one out of three adults may not have asthma at all despite their diagnosis and continued medication.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 18, 2017

This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases With Just One Puff From A Patient

Diagnosing illnesses can sometimes take a lot of time and money. But a new type of breathalyzer, developed by researchers in Israel, can now determine a person's illness simply by getting a quick read of their breath.

Biotech December 29, 2016

Doctors Still Know Best: Human Physicians Outperform Symptom-Checker Apps In Offering Correct Diagnoses, Says Study

A new study has found that physicians diagnose far better than digital applications, especially when it comes to more complicated conditions with specific symptoms.

Medicine October 12, 2016

Imgur Community Helped Diagnose This User After Her Story Went Viral

A dancer was diagnosed with a genetic disorder after being advised by the community on Imgur after her story made the front page.

Viral May 12, 2016

Pathologists Often Disagree When Diagnosing Breast Biopsy Results For DCIS, Atypia

Although pathologists agree on the initial diagnosis for invasive breast cancer, most of them disagree when diagnosing breast biopsy results for DCIS and atypia, a new study revealed. This over- or under-diagnosis can greatly affect patients.

Life March 22, 2016

Scientists Discover Protein That Can Improve Mapping Of Brain Tumor [Video]

Mapping out the entirety of a brain tumor has long been challenging for doctors. Now, researchers have developed a special dye that could help detect a brain protein indicating the edges of a tumor and where it could possibly spread.

Life November 4, 2015

At Least One Wrong Medical Diagnosis Likely In Your Lifetime

An expert panel makes recommendations for improvement in diagnostic efforts. Incorrect or delayed diagnoses can lead to missed treatment opportunities, unnecessary treatments and sometimes tragic outcomes for patients and their families, the panel's report says.

Life September 23, 2015

Breast Cancer: Signs, Diagnosis, And Treatment

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer affecting American women. Learn more about the disease by knowing the signs and understanding how it is diagnosed and treated,

Life August 22, 2015

Elderly Women Miss Breast Cancer Symptoms: What Symptoms Other Than Lump To Recognize

Studies show that breast cancer is most commonly prevalent among elderly women. According to studies, most of these patients are not aware of the disease's signs and symptoms, aside from a lump.

Life July 13, 2015

Telemedicine Helps Patients Seek Quick Consultation But Here's What It Needs For Sustainability

Telemedicine is convenient and affordable so it’s not surprising that the industry is starting to grow. To truly thrive though, the industry must garner the support of an important entity.

Life July 13, 2015

Many Alzheimer's Patients Do Not Know About Their Condition

Dealing with Alzheimer’s disease is nothing to scoff at, but a report has revealed that a lot of people don’t actually know they have the condition, reducing their ability to manage the disease properly.

Life March 24, 2015

Skin Test May Soon Be Used To Detect Early Signs Of Dementia

As with other conditions, detecting dementia early can aid in managing symptoms sooner, helping make the situation more manageable for a patient. A skin test may help make this possible.

Life February 25, 2015

New blood test can help diagnose depression in adults

Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect and help in diagnosing depression. About 7 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from depression each year.

Life September 17, 2014

No improvement on pancreatic cancer survival in four decades

Cancer Research UK is planning to double the funding for pancreatic cancer over the next five years. Only 3 percent of the pancreatic cancer patients survive for over five years post diagnosis.

Life August 8, 2014

New protein in Alzheimer’s may help diagnose those with no symptoms

Recent scientific breakthroughs have been discovered which may speed diagnosis time of Alzheimer's.

Life July 17, 2014

Dementia, Alzheimer's diagnosis on healthy decline, say new research reports

Several studies reveal that diagnosis of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease, has dropped 44 percent in the past 30 years. Healthy heart, lifestyle are key reasons, say researchers.

Life July 16, 2014

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