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Colon: Medium-Sized Polyps More Dangerous than Thought

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[01/01/2007] According to a study medium-sized polyps found in the colon with flexible sigmoidoscopy and subsequently evaluated by full colonoscopy are associated with a significant number of advanced adenomas and cancers. These findings raise questions about taking a "wait and watch" approach to medium-sized polyps.Colon: Medium-Sized Polyps More Dangerous than Thought - Read more

Colorectal Cancer: Whole-Body Scans are an Option

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[01/01/2007] Preliminary research suggests that whole-body positron emission tomography and computed tomography scans could provide a suitable method for diagnosing the stage of colorectal cancer.Colorectal Cancer: Whole-Body Scans are an Option - Read more

Breast: New Gamma Camera Technique Detects Small Tumours

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[20/12/2006] A diagnostic device that resembles a mammography unit can detect breast tumours as tiny as one-fifth of an inch in diameter, which may make it a valuable complementary imaging technique to mammography, say researchers at Mayo Clinic.Breast: New Gamma Camera Technique Detects Small Tumours - Read more

Fruit Flies: Biomarker for Human Sleepiness Identified

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[14/12/2006] Scientists have identified the first biochemical marker linked to sleep loss, an enzyme in saliva known as amylase, which increases in activity when sleep deprivation is prolonged.Fruit Flies: Biomarker for Human Sleepiness Identified - Read more

Chip: New Diagnostic Tool Rapidly Identifies Multiple Pathogens

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[07/12/2006] Researchers have developed a new tool for pathogen surveillance and discovery. It is supposed to provide comprehensive, differential diagnosis of infectious diseases, including those caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites.Chip: New Diagnostic Tool Rapidly Identifies Multiple Pathogens - Read more

Malaria: Eye-Opening Research provides Diagnostic Tool

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[09/11/2006] The eye can provide a reliable way of diagnosing cerebral malaria. By looking at the changes to the retina, doctors are able to determine whether an unconscious child is suffering from this severe form of malaria or another, unrelated illness.Malaria: Eye-Opening Research provides Diagnostic Tool - Read more

CT: Accurately Diagnosing Shin Splints

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[29/09/2006] High resolution computed tomography can accurately show medial tibial stress syndrome, better known as shin splints, in distance runners according, to a study conducted at the University of Messina in Messina, Italy. CT: Accurately Diagnosing Shin Splints - Read more

Tuberculosis: New and Simple Test in Sight

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[15/09/2006] Scientists have come up with a new way of detecting Tuberculosis using unique biomarkers. The test is 94% accurate and can be developed into a simple serum test. Tuberculosis: New and Simple Test in Sight - Read more

Liver Fibrosis: Earlier Diagnosis Due to New Technique

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[08/09/2006] Researchers have developed a new technique for using magnetic resonance imaging to accurately measure the hardness or elasticity of the liver. First tests show this technology - called Magnetic Resonance Elastography - holds great promise for detecting liver fibrosis. Liver Fibrosis: Earlier Diagnosis Due to New Technique - Read more

 
 

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