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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

LEDs May Help Reduce Skin Wrinkles

Researchers in Germany are describing a potential alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery for easing facial wrinkles.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Exposure to sunlight could reduce asthma

Perth medical research team sheds new light on chronic health condition

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

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.

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

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

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