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Toward a fast, accurate urine test for pneumonia
Scientists are reporting a discovery of the potential basis for a urine test to diagnose community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), a difficult-to-diagnose disease that is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States

Date: 15 Dec 2009, Rating: 4.00

Soft drink seemed to improve the effects of an anticancer drug, study shows
A brand of soft drink was shown to improve the effects of an anticancer drug based on a study.

Date: 14 Oct 2010, Rating: 4.57

Pre-Diagnostic Circulating Vitamin D Concentration May Possibly Lower the Risk of Colon Cancer Based on a Cohort Study in Western European Population
A summary of a cohort study: Pre-Diagnostic Circulating Vitamin D Concentration May Possibly Lower the Risk of Colon Cancer

Date: 25 May 2011, Rating: 2.00

New on-off “switch” triggers and reverses paralysis in animals with a beam of light
In an advance with overtones of Star Trek phasers and other sci-fi ray guns, scientists in Canada are reporting development of an internal on-off “switch” that paralyzes animals when exposed to a beam of ultraviolet light.

Date: 20 Nov 2009, Rating: 5.00

Baby Boomers' Boon? LED light & green tea cream to smooth facial wrinkles
Scientists in Germany are reporting a major improvement in their potential new treatment for facial wrinkles that could emerge as an alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery.

Date: 15 Oct 2009, Rating: 4.50

A controlled trial of the Litebook light-emitting diode (LED) light therapy device for treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
The results of this pilot study support the hypothesis that light therapy with the Litebook is an effective treatment for SAD.

Date: 26 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

An active electrode for biopotential recording from small localized bio-sources
Laser bio-stimulation is a well-established procedure in Medical Acupuncture. Nevertheless there is still a confusion as to whether it works or the effect is just placebo.

Date: 26 Jul 2009, Rating: 3.00, 8 pages

Design and testing of low intensity laser biostimulator
The non-invasive nature of laser biostimulation has made lasers an attractive alternative in Medical Acupuncture at the last 25 years.

Date: 26 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

LEDs May Help Reduce Skin Wrinkles
Researchers in Germany are describing a potential alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery for easing facial wrinkles.

Date: 26 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Optical Technique Identifies Vulnerable Plaques In Cardiac Patients
A catheter-based imaging technology called optical coherence tomography (OCT) can successfully identify the characteristics of coronary plaques in patients with various cardiac symptoms.

Date: 26 Jul 2009, Rating: 4.00

Optical Technique Provides Improved 'Virtual Biopsies' Of Internal Surfaces
A new optical imaging technique can provide three-dimensional microscopic views of the inner surfaces of blood vessels and gastrointestinal organs.

Date: 26 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Blue Light Destroys Antibiotic-resistant Staph Infection
Two common strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA, were virtually eradicated in the laboratory by exposing them to a wavelength of blue light, in a process called photo-irradiation.

Date: 26 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Technology Gives 3-D View Of Human Coronary Arteries
For the first time researchers are getting a detailed look at the interior of human coronary arteries...

Date: 26 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Blue light used to harden tooth fillings stunts tumor growth
A blue curing light used to harden dental fillings also may stunt tumor growth, Medical College of Georgia researchers say.

Date: 26 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Exposure to sunlight could reduce asthma
Perth medical research team sheds new light on chronic health condition

Date: 26 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

Researchers Find a Way to Reduce Patient Radiation Dose During Pulmonary CT Angiography
A new study shows that radiologists can effectively lower the patient radiation dose by approximately 44% and improve vascular enhancement without deterioration of image quality

Date: 14 Jul 2009, Rating: not rated

New Study Indicates Radiologists Need Standards to Ensure Optimal Visual Accuracy
A new study found that approximately 50% of radiologists surveyed indicated they don’t recall ever having their vision tested or it had been 24 months or longer since their last vision exam.

Date: 15 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Radiologists Can Dramatically Lower Cardiac CT Radiation Dose in Some Patients
Radiologists can now lower the radiation dose delivered by cardiac CT angiography by 39% in adult patients weighing 185 pounds or less, according to a study performed at the University of Erlangen in Erlangen, Germany

Date: 15 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

MR Arthrography is More Accurate than MR in Diagnosing Shoulder Tears
MR arthrography of the shoulder allows physicians to better identify tears and provides patients with an accurate diagnosis to determine whether or not surgery is needed

Date: 22 Jan 2009, Rating: not rated

3T MRI: Highly Effective at Detecting Wrist Ligament Tears, Possibly Eliminating Need for Invasive Arthroscopy
MRI of the wrist at 3T is an effective way to detect wrist ligament tears and in some cases can avoid unnecessary surgery

Date: 22 Jan 2009, Rating: not rated