Blood Test

A New Blood Test Could Detect Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Emerge

Alzheimer's disease is an incredibly serious late-life aliment that can have a massive impact on an individual's quality of life and self sufficiency. The good news is that treatments can dramatically limit the damage the disease causes, but they...
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I Carried The 'rainbow Baby' I Was Told Would Never Live -- So Other Newborns Could

Post by CafeMom Contributor. On April 15th, 2018, we found out we were pregnant with our rainbow baby. At the time, I was only 2.5 of 3 weeks along and in denial that it took 6 tests (even after a blood test confirmed). I also found my progesterone...

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Ocean Giant Gets A Health Check: Combination Blood, Tissue Test Reveals Whale Shark Diets

Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, likely endure periods of starvation and may eat more plants than previously thought, according to the first results of a new health check. Ocean scientists now have a powerful, simple tool to discover the...
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Medical News Today: Everything You Need To Know About Basophils

Basophils are a type of white blood cell that plays a vital role in keeping the immune system functioning. Basophil tests can help doctors diagnose a range of health problems, including autoimmune conditions and allergies. Learn more about the...
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Medical News Today: What Is An Alanine Aminotransferase (alt) Blood Test?

An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test helps doctors diagnose problems with the liver, such as hepatitis or liver disease. Learn more about the ALT blood test in this article.
Related topics: Liver Disease, Hepatitis

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Woman's Lawyer Suggests Chewing Coat Caused High Blood-alcohol Level

The woman's lawyer claims certain substances used in coat fabrics can alter the results of a blood test.
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Medical News Today: What To Know About Luteinizing Hormone Tests

A luteinizing hormone (LH) test is a blood or urine test that measures the levels of LH in a person's blood. This hormone plays a key role in the reproductive system of both males and females. Learn about normal, high, and low LH levels here.
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Hearing Loss Announced By Protein Boom In Blood

Blood levels of a special protein found only in the inner ear spike after exposure to loud noise, UConn Health researchers report. The findings point the way to blood tests that could warn people at risk of hearing loss before they suffer serious...
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research

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A Safe Prenatal Genetic Test Is Gaining Popularity With Young Moms-to-be And Their Doctors

The blood test is being used widely — and sparking “gender reveal” parties — but some worry doctors and women aren’t prepared for complex genetic results.
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After Puking Blood And Sparking Global Freakout, Man Tests Negative For Ebola

Enlarge / The hospital in Enköping, Sweden, is pictured on January 4, 2019, as it has received a case of suspected Ebola, according to health care officials. The patient was first admitted to hospital in Enköping after being treated now in Uppsala...
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Microneedles Technique May Mean Quicker Diagnoses Of Major Illnesses

When people are in the early stages of an undiagnosed disease, immediate tests that lead to treatment are the best first steps. But a blood draw—usually performed by a medical professional armed with an uncomfortably large needle—might not be...

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A Blood Test For The Body's Clock  

A new way to measure internal time could yield insight into sleep deprivation and disease  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Fecal Occult Blood Test May Improve Crc Outcomes In Some

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 -- Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with several improved outcomes in men but not women, according to a study recently published in the British Journal of Surgery. Laura...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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New Jersey Urges Patients At Facility To Check For Hiv Infections

New Jersey health officials have urged more than 3,700 former patients of a surgical facility to get blood tests “out of an abundance of caution,” because they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Although the risk of...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B

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Nutrients In Blood Linked To Better Brain Connectivity, Cognition In Older Adults

A new study links higher levels of several key nutrients in the blood with more efficient brain connectivity and performance on cognitive tests in older adults.
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Japan To Impose Mandatory Alcohol Tests For Pilots Following Repeat Offenses

Months after a Japan Airlines pilot was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport for being nearly 10 times over the legal blood alcohol limit in the UK, officials with Japan's Transport Ministry agreed on Wednesday to require that all pilots undergo...
Related topics: Alcohol, Heathrow Airport, Airports

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Dnafit's At-home Blood Test Wrote My 2019 Resolutions For Me

What do you get the amateur athlete who already bought the fancy shoes, had their gait analyzed and owns a too-tight triathlon onesie? Genetic testing, of course. It's in this field that weekend warriors are now looking for ways to shave...
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Blood Test Could Lead To Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Tailored To Each Patient

Researchers have used a blood test and microarray technology to identify distinct molecular signatures in children with cystic fibrosis. These patterns of gene expression ultimately could help predict disease severity and treatment response, and...
Related topics: Cystic Fibrosis, Medical Research, Genetics

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Medical News Today: Diabetes: Are You Over-monitoring Your Blood Sugar?

New evidence shows that many people with type 2 diabetes test their blood sugar levels too often, which costs hundreds of dollars a year.
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Do Diabetics Really Need To Fast For Blood Tests?

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Fasting before a cholesterol blood test is just a nuisance for most people, but for those with diabetes, it can be dangerous. New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a...
Related topics: Diabetes, Cholesterol, Medical Research

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