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- Routine MRI scan to evaluate breast cancer is challenged - 2.5
- PET scans useful to assess Alzheimer's disease - 2.4
- Hazards of CT scans overstated in NEJM - 2.3
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VirScan blood test can reveal viral history
VirScan - a single blood test can now simultaneously test for more than 1,000 different strains of viruses that currently or have previously infected a person.

Michael Schumacher showing improvement after ski accident
Michael Schumacher underwent a second surgery after a brain scan showed small, "surprising" signs of improvement. However, doctors said that they couldn't offer any insight into the prognosis for the Formula One champion Michael Schumacher.

Delivery of drug tPA directly into brain helps stroke patients
In an update to previous research, Johns Hopkins neurologists say minimally invasive delivery of the drug tPA directly into potentially lethal blood clots in the brain helped more patients function independently a year after suffering an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), a deadly and debilitating form of stroke.

New CT scanner provides better images with minimal radiation
A new computed tomography (CT) scanner substantially reduces potentially harmful radiation while still improving overall image quality. National Institutes of Health researchers, along with engineers at Toshiba Medical Systems, worked on the scanner.

Brain activity detected in MRI of Ariel Sharon ex Israeli PM
After remaining in a vegetative state for seven years following a devastating stroke, former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has shown "significant signs" of brain activity, doctors have said.

Aspirin reduces aggressive ovarian cancer risk
New research shows that women who regularly use pain relief medications, particularly aspirin, have a decreased risk of serous ovarian cancer?an aggressive carcinoma affecting the surface of the ovary, published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

Low cost antenatal ultrasound imaging possible now
An ultra-low cost scanner that can be plugged into any computer or laptop to reveal vital information about the unborn child has been developed by engineers at Newcastle University, UK.

Breast cancer risk can be reduced by avoiding unnecessary CT scan
A report issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) last December reviewed all the available scientific data compiled to date about potential environmental risks of breast cancer?factors such as pesticides, beauty products, household chemicals, and the plastics used to make water bottles.

Obesity epidemic in United States underestimated
The scope of the obesity epidemic in the United States has been greatly underestimated. Researchers found that the Body Mass Index (BMI) substantially under-diagnoses obesity when compared to the Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scan, a direct simultaneous measure of body fat, muscle mass, and bone density.

Depression uncouples brain's hate circuit
Depression frequently seems to uncouple the brain's "Hate Circuit". The study entitled "Depression Uncouples Brain Hate Circuit" is published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

20% reduction in lung cancer mortality with low dose CT vs chest X ray
Scientists have found a 20 percent reduction in deaths from lung cancer among current or former heavy smokers who were screened with low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) versus those screened by chest X-ray. The primary research results from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

A better imaging agent for heart disease and breast cancer
Scientists are reporting development of a process for producing large quantities of a much-needed new imaging agent for computed tomography (CT) scans in heart disease, breast cancer and other diseases, and the first evidence that the material is safe for clinical use.

Advance toward earlier detection of melanoma
Scientists are reporting development of a substance to enhance the visibility of skin cancer cells during scans with an advanced medical imaging system that combines ultrasound and light.

Airport full body scanners are safe, says ACR
Amid concerns regarding terrorists targeting airliners using weapons less detectable by traditional means, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ramping up deployment of whole body scanners at security checkpoints in U.S. airports.

CT scans radiation raise cancer risk
Radiation doses from common CT procedures vary widely and are higher than generally thought, raising concerns about increased risk for cancer, according to a new study led by UCSF imaging specialists.

Gene variant linked to effectiveness of plavix
Patients with a certain genetic variation and who received the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel -- Plavix -- had a decreased platelet response to treatment, revealed by researchers.

Smoking increases brain lesions and brain shrinkage in MS
People who smoke and have multiple sclerosis (MS) may be at increased risk of brain shrinkage and increased brain lesions related to the disease, revealed by researchers.

Prostatectomy effective in men with aggressive prostate cancer
Prostate surgery prostatectomy is found very effective in preventing death in men with aggressive prostate cancers, revealed by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Cleveland Clinic and the University of Michigan.

Routine MRI scan to evaluate breast cancer is challenged
Women with newly diagnosed breast cancer who receive a breast MRI are more likely to receive a mastectomy after their diagnosis and may face delays in starting treatment, revealed by researchers.

CT colonography better for colorectal cancer screening
Computed tomographic (CT) colonography may offer patients at increased risk of colorectal cancer an alternative to colonoscopy that is less-invasive, is better-tolerated and has good diagnostic accuracy.

Fat to make you feel fuller
Scientists have designed a fatty formulation that can make you feel fuller for longer. When the fat remains stable in the acid environment of the stomach, it empties into the small intestine more slowly and increases satiety.

Autism tied to genes that influence brain cell connections
Researchers have identified a new gene variant that is highly common in autistic children. Gene, known as CDH10, is most active in key regions that support language, speech and interpreting social behavior.

New pill cladribine to treat Multiple sclerosis MS
A new drug for multiple sclerosis can dramatically reduce the chances of a relapse or a deterioration of the condition, according to a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London.

Men should get PSA testing at age 40
The American Urological Association (AUA) issued new clinical guidance ? which directly contrasts recent recommendations issued by other major groups ? about prostate cancer screening, asserting that the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test should be offered to well-informed, men aged 40 years or older who have a life expectancy of at least 10 years.

NHS patients to benefit from new measures to improve access to drugs
A package of measures designed to speed up access to new drugs and treatments for NHS patients, was announced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and Health Minister Lord Darzi.

Blood & ultrasound can diagnose ovarian cancer early
Blood test combined with ultrasound scan can diagnose ovarian cancer (gynecological cancer) early in postmenopausal women, almost 2 years earlier than normal, reported by the British researchers in the Lancet.

X-rays help in early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
It is estimated that 4 million people world-wide are suffering from Parkinson's disease, a complex disease that varies greatly among affected individuals.

Routine scans for low back pain do not improve outcomes
Physicians should not immediately order routine scans for low-back pain unless they observe features of a serious underlying condition, researchers in the Oregon Evidence-Based Practice Center at Oregon Health & Science University report.

Cardiac imaging exams have radiation risks
At the radiation dose levels used in cardiac imaging exams, such as cardiac CT or nuclear medicine scans, the risk of potentially harmful effects from ionizing radiation are low. However, since the exact level of risk is not known, people without symptoms of heart disease should think twice about seeking, or agreeing to, these types of cardiac studies.

Bulimia nervosa linked to brain circuit abnormalities
Women with bulimia nervosa appear to respond more impulsively during psychological testing than those without eating disorders, and brain scans show differences in areas responsible for regulating behavior, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

MRI shows signs of multiple sclerosis before disease develops
With more and more people having brain MRIs for various reasons, doctors are finding people whose scans show signs of multiple sclerosis (MS) even though they have no symptoms of the disease.

PET scans useful to assess Alzheimer's disease
A type of positron emission tomography (PET) scanning may be useful in a non-invasive assessment of the formation of Alzheimer's disease?related plaques in the brain, according to small study posted online today that will appear in the October 2008 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Brain and genes to improve anxiety treatment
Right now, about half of all people who take medicine for an anxiety disorder don't get much help from it. And doctors have no definitive way to predict who will, and who won't, benefit from each anti-anxiety prescription they write.

Brain scans reveal biological basis of cocaine addiction
Researchers looking at brain activity of cocaine users may have identified a biological lack of willpower' that will help us understand why some people become long-term addicts while others can use the drug socially.

Female G spot found
An Italian researcher reported that he has found the female G spot, an elusive and controversial pleasure point. The study published in Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Camera in a pill finds early signs of esophageal cancer
What if swallowing a pill with a camera could detect the earliest signs of cancer? The tiny camera is designed to take high-quality, color pictures in confined spaces. Such a device could find warning signs of esophageal cancer, the fastest growing cancer in the United States.

Australian Govt should allow GPs to order MRI scans for patients
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has written to Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, urging her to implement the previous Government's policy to allow GPs to order Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans for their patients. Prior to last year's election, it was announced that GPs would be able to directly refer patients for a Medicare-funded MRI scan of the knee or, where Multiple Sclerosis is suspected, of the brain.

Chromosomal abnormalities play substantial role in autism
Genome-wide scans of families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have revealed new evidence that previously unknown chromosomal abnormalities have a substantial role in the prevalent developmental disorder, according to a report published online Jan. 17th in the American Journal of Human Genetics, a publication of Cell Press.

Distorted self image the result of visual brain glitch, UCLA study
Although they look normal, people suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, perceive themselves as ugly and disfigured. New imaging research reveals that the brains of these people look normal but function abnormally when processing visual details.

Hazards of CT scans overstated in NEJM
A recent article by Drs. David Brenner and Eric Hall in the New England Journal of Medicine has suggested that the radiation dose from CT scans is a cause for concern, and may be responsible for a small percentage of cancer deaths in the United States. While the conclusions of the Brenner article have been portrayed by some as conclusive, in reality the scientific community remains divided in regards to the radiation dose effects of CT.

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