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Faster, cheaper tests for myopia in sight

The world’s most common vision problem myopia or short/near sightedness, which causes damage to the eye and even blindness, just got easier to assess. Progressive research at Flinders University in Australia has identified a new method to measure how it affects the eye, a new article in PLOS ONE reveals. The work was based on

COPD diagnosis: Which tests do doctors use and how are they done?

Symptoms of COPD, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and fatigue, can be similar to the signs of other lung conditions. COPD often gets progressively worse over time. Getting an accurate and early diagnosis allows doctors to develop an effective treatment plan that can help slow the progression of a person’s disease. Doctors begin diagnosing

Simple blood and saliva tests could help prevent heart attacks

Simple blood and saliva tests that cost just £40 could help prevent heart attacks, scientists say Major study proves that scientists can identify people at risk of a heart attack  Scientists found DNA testing can be used to spot those with increased risk Currently more than 190,000 people suffer a heart attack in the UK each year

First positive results of biodegradable implant tests announced

Russian scientists successfully tested biodegradable tibia implants with bioactive coatings out of polylactic acid and calcium phosphate, which might shorten the treatment period by two-four times compared to current world standards. Tests are carried out at Russia’s largest Ilizarov Orthopedic Center. A research team supervised by As.Prof. Sergei Tverdokhlebov developed a technology for manufacturing polymer

Matcha green tea kills cancer stem cells in tests

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Matcha, the green tea packed with antioxidants, is often hailed as containing properties which prevent disease. Scientists in Salford, UK have shed a ray of light on the claim by testing it on cancer stem cells – with surprising results. In research published in the journal Aging, a team from the

Doctors’ intuition linked to number of imaging tests ordered

(HealthDay)—Doctors’ intuition plays a role in determining how many imaging tests are ordered for a patient, according to research presented at the 40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, held from July 17 to 21 in Honolulu. Mohammad M. Ghassemi, Ph.D., from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, and

Initiative cuts overuse of tests, treatments for bronchiolitis

(HealthDay)—A multidisciplinary improvement initiative can reduce overuse of interventions for bronchiolitis, according to a study published online May 11 in Pediatrics. In an effort to reduce overuse of interventions for children with a clinical diagnosis of bronchiolitis, Amy Tyler, M.D., from the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, and colleagues used a multidisciplinary event to initiate