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Officials seize thousands of faulty STI and HIV test kits

Officials seize thousands of faulty STI and HIV home-testing kits amid fears they gave false NEGATIVE results The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency seized 10,000 tests Officials today warned the unsafe kits may lead to a rise in cases of chlamydia  A false negative result is when the test shows negative but the person […]

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Berlin nightclub patrons urged to get meningitis test

Berlin authorities are calling on patrons of a nightclub in the German capital to immediately visit a doctor and get checked for bacterial meningitis after they may have been exposed to the contagious disease there. Authorities say one visitor to the KitKatClub who is currently suffering from the life-threatening illness likely contracted the disease there […]

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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 […]

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New test procedure accelerates the diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens

A team of researchers at the University of Cologne’s Faculty of Medicine and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) has achieved a scientific breakthrough in the accelerated diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens. Using a novel immunochromatographic method, the researchers detected bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic group carbapenemes within 20 to 45 minutes […]

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Scientists use bear saliva to rapidly test for antibiotics

If you’re looking into the mouth of a brown bear, one of the world’s top predators, your chances of survival probably aren’t good. But a team of Rutgers and other scientists has discovered a technology that rapidly assesses potentially lifesaving antibiotics by using bacteria in saliva from an East Siberian brown bear. The technology involves […]

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Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds

The technique is aimed at easing a frustrating problem in genetic testing.  (AP) NEW YORK –  Scientists say they’ve found a new way to help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick, a step toward avoiding a vexing uncertainty that can surround DNA test results. Researchers used genetic engineering to create […]