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FDA Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussions

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The first blood test to help diagnose a concussion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Too Many Patients Know Too Little About Their MRI, CT Scans: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Before they go in for an X-ray, CT scan or MRI, patients may have questions about their screening. But new research finds at least one in every five people saying they received no information about their procedures beforehand.

Kidney Stones on the Rise Among Women

TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones are becoming more common, especially in women, new research has found.

FDA Says U.S. Will Now Produce Critical MRI Component

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A long-feared shortage of a substance used in millions of medical imaging procedures each year in the United States appears to have been avoided, federal officials report.

Health Tip: X-Ray Suggestions for Parents

(HealthDay News) -- X-rays have led to countless improvements in diagnosing and treating broken bones and other conditions. But they're not without risks.

Can Brain Scans Reveal Who Your Friends Are?

TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You and your friends likely share similar interests. But did you know you could also have similar patterns of brain activity?

MRIs Safe With Older Pacemakers, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Powerful magnetic fields created during an MRI scan were thought to play havoc with some pacemakers, but a new study says these scans are safe for people with the heart devices.

FDA Issues Tougher Warning on MRI Dye Tied to Brain Effects

TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday called for tougher warnings and "additional research" into a dye commonly used with standard MRIs.

Pricey ER Tests for Chest Pain Often Unnecessary

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- ER doctors frequently use pricey but unnecessary tests to determine whether people with chest pain are having a heart attack, a new study reveals.

Resilient Brain Connections May Help Against Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Certain pieces of brain structure may make some people less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease.

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