Thermal cameras effective in detecting rheumatoid arthritis

A new study, published today in Scientific Reports, highlights that thermal imaging has the potential to become an important method to assess Rheumatoid Arthritis. Results of the study, carried out with 82 participants, confirm that both palm and finger temperature increase significantly in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). RA patients were examined by two rheumatologists. A subset of these participants […]

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Point-of-care diagnostic for detecting preterm birth on horizon

A new study provides a first step toward the development of an inexpensive point-of-care diagnostic test to assess the presence of known risk factors for preterm birth in resource-poor areas. The study found that measuring levels of TIMP-1 and D-lactic acid in vaginal secretions may be a non-invasive, cost-effective way to assess the risk for preterm birth due to a […]

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The toilet seat that could save lives by detecting heart failure

The toilet seat that could save millions of lives: New gadget can detect early signs of heart failure by picking up blood pressure, oxygen levels and heart rate The gadget fits over the top of a normal toilet seat and measures heartbeat It can also sense blood pressure and levels of oxygen in the blood Developers said it could save […]

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A possible blood test for detecting Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms show

A team of researchers from Australia, the U.K. and Sweden has found a possible method to test blood samples for Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their testing system and its performance. As medical scientists continue to search for ways to prevent people from developing Alzheimer’s disease, they also […]

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