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Advanced CT scanners to reduce radiation exposure

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:08

The growing use of CT scans could be placing patients at a higher lifetime risk of cancer from radiation exposure, but advanced CT scanning equipment has reduced the danger significantly, says a new study.

Study says many lung cancer tumors prove harmless

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 00:44

A provocative analysis suggests that lung cancer, the world`s top cancer killer, isn`t as deadly as doctors once thought, finding that almost 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems.

Poor sleep may increase Alzheimer`s risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 14:25

A new study has revealed that shorter sleep duration and lower sleep quality are both associated with onset and progression of Alzheimer`s disease in adults.

CT scans in childhood may up cancer risk later

Last Updated: Sunday, June 02, 2013, 14:46

Exposure to CT scans may be associated with a slightly increased risk of developing cancer in children and young people, a new study has found.

Researchers in Japan can now ‘read’ dreams using brain scans

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 11:56

Researchers in Japan have found a way to "read" dreams after using MRI scans to predict the images that people see when they enter into an early stage of sleep.

Brain scans predict which criminals may reoffend

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 13:28

Brain scans can predict the likelihood of whether a criminal will reoffend following release from prison, scientists say.

New cancer diagnostic technique developed

Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 14:43

Researchers have devised a new molecular sensor that can detect high levels of lactate - a telltale sign of cancer - in individual cells.

`Ultrasound safer than CT scans`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 17:54

Ultrasound scans relying on sound waves are safer than CT scans or X-rays which use radiation to confirm or rule out surgery to remove the appendix, according to an American study.

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