Changes in bowel habits occur up to 20 years before the onset of Parkinson's.
With an estimated prevalence of four per cent, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) is more common than autism. And yet is it surrounded by myth and stigma.
A colonoscopy is usually done to diagnose bowel cancer. It is an invasive procedure with risks such as bowel perforation. It's important to only have the test if you're likely to benefit.
Fungi perform a vital role in the biological cycle, but pose an increasing danger to human health – invasive fungal infections kill three times more people than malaria.
Many autistic women may be missing out on a diagnosis, new study reveals.
Creased earlobes, loose teeth and clubbed finger nails – some of the less obvious signs of heart disease.
Only 16% of adults with autism are in full-time work.
Technology is changing how plant diseases are recognised and dealt with by small scale farmers in Africa.
Scientists have made advances in developing a new type of blood test to detect eight of the most common cancers.
Early intervention is key to treating autism, but how is a family to know which quirky childhood behaviours might be symptoms? An educational psychologist explains.
Has your doctor ever taken a photo of your medical condition? It's really useful to aid diagnosis, but we still don't have the right legislation to ensure legal and ethical protections.
Assessment scales for ADHD have been developed using mostly male research samples. As a result, the behaviours indicating ADHD in girls may not be what you expect.
One person with a given diagnosis can be entirely different, symptomatically speaking, from another with the same diagnosis.
If you're 45 or older and have depression, new research suggests you may need to ask for a heart check when you next see your doctor.
An app could help diagnose one of the most deadly cancers at the early stages using eye-scanning technology.
There's a fierce debate about whether it's ethical for mental health professionals to diagnose politicians they haven't personally examined.
Blood is perhaps the most important window through which we can peer into a person's health or illness.
Autism manifests in different ways. The signs are often less visible in women than in men, leading many to be underdiagnosed.
We all know what a drunk person looks like, right? Wrong. Even health care workers can be confused.
An early diagnosis can be the difference between living and dying.