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Electronic medical record tool helps clinicians diagnose mpox

Written by | 10 Apr 2024

Diagnosing infectious conditions can be challenging. Diagnosis is especially challenging for uncommon and emerging infectious diseases for which there’s limited clinical experience. Nevertheless, successfully identifying patients with infectious […]

Faster and simpler point-of-care malaria test developed by Rice researchers

Written by | 2 Mar 2024

Rice University researchers have developed a rapid, accurate test for diagnosing malaria that is significantly faster and easier to use than traditional tests. The advancement has the potential […]

Made-to-order diagnostic tests may be on the horizon

Written by | 14 Dec 2023

McGill University researchers have made a breakthrough in diagnostic technology, inventing a ‘lab on a chip’ that can be 3D-printed in just 30 minutes. The chip has the […]

HIV diagnoses rise for the first time in a decade

Written by | 1 Dec 2023

Across the 30 countries of the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA), 22,995 new HIV diagnoses were reported in 2022. Almost every second new HIV diagnosis (49%, […]

Language barriers may cause some children to be underdiagnosed for allergic conditions

Written by | 15 Nov 2023

About 20% of the US population speaks a language other than English when they are at home. The abundance of languages spoken in the United States can pose […]

Simple blood test can help diagnose bipolar disorder

Written by | 28 Oct 2023

Researchers have developed a new way of improving diagnosis of bipolar disorder that uses a simple blood test to identify biomarkers associated with the condition. The researchers, from […]

Survey finds education is needed to identify lesser-known symptoms of breast cancer

Written by | 27 Oct 2023

An overwhelming majority of adults (93%) recognize a lump as a symptom of breast cancer, but less than half recognize other common symptoms associated with the disease, according […]

Is universal screening for type 1 diabetes around the corner?

Written by | 8 Oct 2023

The the latest data on  universal screening for type 1 diabetes (T1D) is reveiwed in a session at this year’s Annual Meeting of the European Association for the […]

Study shows nearly 300% increase in ADHD medication errors

Written by | 29 Sep 2023

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most common pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders. In 2019, nearly 10% of United States (U.S.) children had a diagnosis of ADHD. Approximately 3.3 million […]

New blood test gives very high accuracy to screen for Alzheimer’s disease

Written by | 2 Sep 2023

A new blood test called p-tau217 shows promise as an Alzheimer’s disease biomarker, and when used in a two-step workflow very high accuracy to either identify or exclude […]

Scientists find ‘concerning’ flaw in malaria diagnostics

Written by | 21 Aug 2023

Current methods can vastly overestimate the rates that malaria parasites are multiplying in an infected person’s blood, which has important implications for determining how harmful they could be […]

Bacterial test for pediatric sinusitis could ease diagnosis and reduce overuse of antibiotics

Written by | 27 Jul 2023

Among children suspected of having sinusitis, a swabbing for three types of bacteria can determine whether antibiotics are likely to be an effective treatment. The finding were published […]

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