4 early symptoms of colon cancer young adults should know
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(Alyssa Hui/ Very Well Health) — Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Recent studies have found that the cancer is becoming increasingly common among young adults.

Colorectal cancer symptoms can go unnoticed in the early stages of the disease. Now, a team of researchers  …

Alzheimer’s first signs may appear in your eyes, study finds
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(Sandee LaMotte/ CBS News) — The eyes are more than a window to the soul — they’re also a reflection of a person’s cognitive health.

“The eye is the window into the brain,” said ophthalmologist Dr. Christine Greer, director of medical education at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases  …

You may have asthma and not even know. Here’s why
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(Isabelle Gallant/ BC News) — Asthma may be one of the most common chronic diseases in Canada, but experts say it can be tough to diagnose.

“The best way to make a diagnosis of asthma is to have a patient do breathing tests,” Dr. Shawn Aaron, a respirologist at the Ottawa Hospital, told Dr. Brian Goldman, host of  …

‘Big step forward’: New lab tests may accelerate Parkinson’s diagnosis and research
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(Brenda Goodman/ CNN Health) — A lab test that can tell doctors if someone has Parkinson’s disease is a long-sought goal of researchers.

Doctors currently diagnose the progressive condition by looking for telltale physical symptoms: tremors, a halting gait, stiffness or trouble balancing. About 90,000 Americans are  …

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,  …