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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 […]

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The simple test that could have saved newborns like Tommy

As 1,000 babies leave hospital with undiagnosed heart conditions each year…the simple test that could have saved newborns like Tommy Aged 11-days-old, Tommy Pye, from York, sadly died of a congenital heart defect  He was born with transposition of the great arteries, but was without diagnosis  Frustratingly, his untimely passing could’ve been avoided with a simple […]

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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 […]