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Point-of-care medicine: the future of rapid diagnostics in healthcare

Point-of-care medicine: the future of rapid diagnostics in healthcare

Abbott explores how point-of-care diagnostics will evolve in the wake of COVID-19, and showcases a new learning platform that aims to transform knowledge on rapid testing in primary care.
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AI could speed up lung cancer diagnosis by a year

Scientists have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) screening method that they say could detect signs of lung cancer on CT scans a year faster...
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AI-based early warning system for sepsis can improve patient outcomes

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for detecting sepsis warning signs has been proven to increase survival rates and reduce hospital stays. In a study by...
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Cellular discovery in lymphomas could improve blood cancer treatment

New insights on the workings of aggressive lymphomas could lead to earlier cancer detection and improvements in treatment, researchers say. In a study led by...
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Early blood sugar control in Type 2 diabetes reduces mortality risk

Controlling blood sugar levels early following a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis significantly impacts future prognosis, new research has found. Researchers from the University of Gothenburg...
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Blood test could help improve post-surgery bladder cancer treatment

A blood test could identify the risk of cancer recurrence and guide precision treatment in bladder cancer, new research suggests. A clinical study, led by...
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Low-cost sensor insoles can detect risk of diabetic foot ulcers

A new low-cost method, using 3D-printed structures, has been developed by scientists to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers. Researchers from the Centre for Biomechanics and...
UK aims to be a life sciences superpower following COVID-19

UK aims to be a life sciences superpower following COVID-19

The UK is set to improve research, treatment, care, and clinical decision-making as part of plans to make the country a life sciences superpower...
Management and treatment of chronic pain across Europe

Management and treatment of chronic pain across Europe

Mariana Branco of Pain Alliance Europe explores issues around the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. When we speak about management and treatment of chronic...
Breakthrough study finds clues for ‘silent’ stroke treatment

Breakthrough study finds clues for ‘silent’ stroke treatment

A team of scientists have uncovered the genes that are responsible for lacunar, or ‘silent’, strokes, pointing to clues for new treatments. Silent strokes are...
What are the benefits of AI in radiology and how can it be implemented?

What are the benefits of AI in radiology and how can it be implemented?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology offers time savings, improved performance, case rating by prioritisation and earlier detection of cancers. Between 1960 and 2020, the population of...
Less invasive method discovered for diagnosing potential for Alzheimer’s

Less invasive method discovered for diagnosing potential for Alzheimer’s

Researchers have discovered a less invasive and less costly method of diagnosing the potential for Alzheimer’s disease. The team has uncovered the novel diagnosis method...
Choosing better lung cancer treatments with machine learning

Choosing better lung cancer treatments with machine learning

Researchers say that machine learning could help guide healthcare workers’ treatment decisions for lung cancer patients after developing a model that is 71% more...
Osteoporosis diagnosis, prevention, and treatment

Osteoporosis diagnosis, prevention, and treatment

International Osteoporosis Foundation President Professor Cyrus Cooper speaks with HEQ about the risk and burden of osteoporosis. Professor Cyrus Cooper interview by Rosemary Lobley. The International...
How AI is streamlining physician workflows

How AI is streamlining physician workflows

In this article, Rahul Varshneya co-founder of software development firm, Arkenea, discusses how Artificial Intelligence is streamlining physicians’ workflows like no other technology. Most of...
Improving HIV testing in Europe

Improving HIV testing in Europe

The European Centres for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are calling for better HIV testing across Europe. The ECDC...
Autistic children risk delays to diagnosis due to COVID-19 lockdowns

Autistic children risk delays to diagnosis due to COVID-19 lockdowns

New research has shown that more than 128,000 children and their families risk being ‘forgotten’ by the system as lockdown causes delays in autism...
Non-hereditary mutation acts as natural gene therapy for GATA2 deficiency

Non-hereditary mutation acts as natural gene therapy for GATA2 deficiency

Scientists have identified a non-inherited mutation in blood cells from a patient with GATA2 deficiency that may have prevented bone marrow failure and other...
Are COVID-19 antigen tests already becoming obsolete?

Are COVID-19 antigen tests already becoming obsolete?

In this article, Marc Davis of Capital Markets Media discusses the efficacy of COVID-19 antigen tests. It was supposed to be a big breakthrough in...
Results from research programme could reduce global burden of leprosy

Results from research programme could reduce global burden of leprosy

Results from the largest ever research programme combining contact tracing with prophylactic treatment show the approach could massively reduce the global burden of leprosy. The...

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