Is MRI the 'Mammography' of Prostate Cancer Screening?

SATURDAY, March 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- MRI screening might greatly reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer in older men, a preliminary study suggests.

Brain 'Rewires' to Work Around Early-Life Blindness

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Blindness at an early age triggers the brain to make new connections that enhance hearing, smell and touch, as well as memory and language, a new study suggests.

Blood Test May Spot Lung Cancer's Return, Even Before Scans

MONDAY, March 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test can detect the return of lung cancer months before CT and PET scans, a new study suggests.

Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Thanks to high-tech imaging, mammograms ordered when breast cancer is suspected are catching more tumors -- but the percentage of false alarms is up, too, a new study finds.

Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed brain differences in people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) say their findings show the condition should be considered a brain disorder.

Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Brain imaging enabled four severely "locked-in" patients -- all conscious and aware but unable to communicate -- to answer yes-and-no questions, researchers report.

Brain Scans May Shed Light on Bipolar Disorder-Suicide Risk

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Among teens and young adults with bipolar disorder, researchers have linked brain differences to an increased suicide risk.

Can Brain Scans Help Doctors Navigate Epilepsy Surgery?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- MRI scans might help doctors protect critical areas of the brain before surgery to treat epilepsy, new guidelines suggest.

Scans Hint at Running's Brain Benefits, Even When Young

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young cross-country runners seem to have better connections between regions of their brains than their peers who aren't athletic, a small study suggests.

'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with the reading disability dyslexia may have brain differences that are surprisingly wide-ranging, a new study suggests.