Chris Evert’s diagnosis shines spotlight on challenge of diagnosing ovarian cancer
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(Peter B. Laird/ Baptist Health South Florida) — During her dominance of women’s tennis in the 1970s and 80s, former world number one and 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert faced down many impressive adversaries on the court. Throughout her remarkable run, Ms. Evert was tested many times, but never like she’s been   …

The rise of ‘Dr. Google’: The risks of self-diagnosis and searching symptoms online
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(Taleen Lara Ashekian/ The Conversation) — Virtual health care was adopted more widely during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many people accessing health-care providers remotely. However, easy and convenient access to technology means some people may choose to bypass health care and consult Dr. Google directly, with  …

Bruce Willis’s retirement is making people ask: what is aphasia?
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(Jamie Priest/ Cosmos) — After racking up more than 100 films over the span of four decades, Bruce Willis is closing out his stellar acting career. In a statement released by his family, his withdrawal from the spotlight has been attributed to a recent diagnosis with a condition called aphasia.

Never heard of aphasia before?  …

The UK rolls out a new 5-minute AI Alzheimer’s test
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(Simone Spichack/ Being Patient) – – Time is of the essence when it comes to Alzheimer’s — early diagnosis provides more time to intervene and slow its progress. Current technology is expensive and time-consuming, but a number of faster tests are in the pipeline. Some of those leverage artificial intelligence,   …

The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation tackles diagnostic delays
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(The Canadian Press) — Exasperated by the wait to obtain a breast cancer diagnosis, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is launching a pilot project to determine where the bottlenecks are, support women awaiting such a diagnosis and, to ultimately, reduce waiting times.

The foundation launched, Friday in Montreal,   …

More than 41 million dementia cases globally are undiagnosed
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(Andrew Gregory, Linda Geddes/ The Guardian) — More than 41 million people living with dementia worldwide have not yet been diagnosed, according to a report by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI).

Experts say getting diagnosed with the disease is vital, enabling those affected to receive support and treatment,  …