Do the Seasons Affect How We Think?

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best?

California Sees Doubling of CT Scans for Minor Injuries, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The use of CT scans on patients with minor injuries doubled in California in recent years, a new study reports.

High Deductibles = Fewer Imaging Tests: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. patients whose health insurance plans have high deductibles undergo fewer diagnostic imaging tests, a nationwide study finds.

New Imaging Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early Trial

THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging technique that "lights up" cancer cells may eventually help surgeons remove all of a cancer the first time, according to a preliminary study.

Breast Ultrasound, Mammography May Be Equally Effective: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound and mammography appear equally likely to detect breast cancer, a new study says.

X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- X-rays don't detect hip arthritis in many patients, resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment, researchers report.

MRI Can Spot Early Signs of Knee Arthritis: Study

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- MRIs can spot the warning signs of knee osteoarthritis in people who have normal X-rays, researchers report.

Brain Scans May Reveal Which Coma Patients Will Recover

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans may help identify coma patients who are most likely to regain consciousness, a new French study suggests.

Study Finds Blood Test May Detect Concussion in Kids

TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test may one day be able to detect concussions in children, a new study suggests.

Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound waves could be used to rapidly deliver drugs to the digestive system, new animal research suggests.