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Rising number of Swedish women suffer recurrent miscarriages

A new Swedish study indicates that a rising number of women have experienced three or more miscarriages in a row. The medical researchers are uncertain as to the cause.

Diagnosing arthritis with a colour scan

An easily used screening tool shines new light on how to detect arthritic inflammations.

First image of an irritable bowel

Just a few years ago many in the medical profession thought that the common intestinal malady irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was psychological – with its origins in the head, not the gut.

Working to improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer

Severely ill prostate cancer patients are helping researchers test a diagnostic tool that involves injecting a radioactive substance into their bodies.

Lung cancer is rarely detected by current X-ray examinations

X-ray images reveal only 20 percent of the lung cancer cases. CT images reveal 90 percent.

New research may change how MS is diagnosed

What doctors believed to mark nerve cell death may instead show reparable injury in patients with multiple sclerosis.

MRIs can’t detect every prostate cancer

Every year around 5,000 Norwegian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. A new diagnostic procedure using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is in use, but to date it is too unreliable to use on its own.

Prompt detection hastens healing of psychoses

Individuals whose serious psychoses are detected and treated within just a few weeks of being diagnosed appear to have double the chance of being in sound mental health ten years later.

New-onset MS patients have low bone density

Patients recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis have low bone density and thus an increased risk of developing osteoporosis.

Sleep disturbance slips under the radar

As many as 40 percent of patients in the Norwegian mental health care system are likely to experience insomnia, but their sleep problems can be overlooked.