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Stories with subject: Diagnostic tests
  • X-Rays, inside out 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 6:12 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Did you know that Marie Curie, the discoverer of radium and two-time winner of the Nobel Prize, designed mobile X-ray vehicles to serve French medical teams in World War I field hospitals?

  • Study: Breast cancer detection not better with computer aid 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 1:01 pm

    CHICAGO - Computer-assisted detection used in most U.S. mammograms adds no benefit to breast cancer screening while substantially increasing costs, a large study suggests.

  • Nonprofits help homeless Salem man gain vision 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 1:25 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - Alexander Miller started wearing glasses when he was 3, but his vision loss was so severe that doctors told him he eventually would go blind.

  • Medtronic gets approval for MRI-safe heart implant 
    Updated: Sep-14-15 4:59 pm

    NEW YORK - Medtronic said Monday that it has been cleared to market a heart defibrillator implant that can be safely used in an MRI scanner.

  • Colonoscope helps Thai police recover stolen 6-carat diamond 
    Updated: Sep-13-15 11:11 am

    BANGKOK - The good news for the Chinese visitor to Bangkok was that a doctor had successfully removed a foreign object from her large intestine that could have damaged her digestive system.

  • Yacolt girl battles brain tumor 
    Updated: Sep-13-15 6:15 am

    VANCOUVER, Washington - Macey Bodily is a sweet, easygoing 7-year-old who loves to swim in the family pool and get manicures.

  • Texas company agrees to buy Va. blood-testing operation 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 2:54 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A Texas-based company has agreed to pay $37.1 million for Richmond-based Health Diagnostic Laboratory.

  • Blood test results presented after kids exposed contaminants 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 10:29 am

    PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire epidemiologist says test results show that children exposed to water from a contaminated Portsmouth well have higher levels of a chemical in their blood than children who weren't exposed.

  • Paula Radcliffe denies that she ever resorted to doping 
    Updated: Sep-08-15 1:17 pm

    LONDON - Paula Radcliffe, a three-time London Marathon winner and holder of the world record for the distance, denied Tuesday that she ever used performance-enhancing drugs and said she was "devastated" that her name had been linked to allegations of widespread blood doping in track and field.