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New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages

The American Cancer Society (ACS) state that “only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage.” However, when a doctor can diagnose the cancer early on, about 94 percent of people have a good prognosis following treatment. Beyond a full pelvic exam, a doctor has two diagnostic tests at their disposal: […]

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Blood Test May One Day Help Track Concussion Recovery

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — It may be possible to use a blood test to diagnose and manage athletes’ concussions, but the results could vary by race and gender, researchers report. In the new study, investigators analyzed the blood of college athletes and found that levels of certain proteins and peptides (“biomarkers”) were higher in […]

Personal Health

Genetics allows personalized disease predictions for chronic blood cancers

Scientists have developed a successful method to make truly personalised predictions of future disease outcomes for patients with certain types of chronic blood cancers. The study from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, the University of Cambridge, and their collaborators, combined extensive genetic and clinical information to predict the prognosis for […]

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Volunteers drank their own BLOOD to help scientists understand IBD

The Vampire Study: Sixteen volunteers drank 300ml of their own BLOOD to help scientists uncover a better way of diagnosing inflammatory bowel disease Results suggest the nauseating drink increases a protein in a person’s faeces Presence of this protein suggests internal bleeding, which often occurs in IBD Faeces could be used for diagnoses over uncomfortable […]

Health Problems

Cumbersome blood cancer treatment can be postponed

It’s possible to postpone the introduction of blood transfusions for an average of 17 months for patients with the low-risk variant of MDS blood cancer, provided they are given erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA), which stimulate the body to produce red blood cells, according to a dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden. “Traditional treatment has not called for […]

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New research heralds a blood test for drowsy driving

During this unique study from the Sleep Research Centre at the University of Surrey, led by Professor Derk-Jan Dijk, 36 participants skipped one night of sleep. During this 40-hour period of sleep deprivation, blood samples were taken and changes in the expression levels of thousands of genes were measured. A machine learning algorithm identified a […]

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Blood test can tell police if you’re too tired to drive

Scientists develop blood test which can tell police if you’re too tired to drive – and employers if you’re too drowsy for duty Blood test could soon help police identify drivers who are too tired to drive Could also help employers assess staff’s fitness for duty, according to researchers Scientists enrolled 36 healthy adults to study […]