Blood Test

Medical News Today: New Prostate Cancer Blood Test Could Reduce Biopsies

Testing for circulating tumor cells in the blood alongside PSA can increase accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis to more than 90%, new study reveals.
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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At-home Blood Pressure Tests More Accurate For African Americans

At-home measurements are more accurate, less expensive, and easier to obtain than blood pressure screenings done in medical settings.
Related topics: Blood Pressure, African-American

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A Blood Test Might One Day Mass-screen Military Personnel For Ptsd

An assay that measures 28 variables could identify individuals who need further treatment -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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New Blood Test Accurately Predicts When People Will Die — Within 5–10 Years

A research team found 14 biomarkers can accurately predict death within 5–10 years. Such a test could help doctors and researchers prescribe better courses of treatments for patients. Information about mortality might inspire people to eat better...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Kim Kardashian’s Blood Test Leads To List Of Possible Illnesses, Including Lupus

On the latest episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it was revealed that Kim Kardashian tested positive for what could potentially be a diagnosis of Lupus, an autoimmune disease. Reportedly, Kardashian had been experiencing symptoms that...
Related topics: Kim Kardashian, Lupus

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Blood Test Promising For Detecting Mild Concussion

(MedPage Today) -- Could help triage patients suspected of brain injury
Related topics: Brain Injury

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At-home Blood Testing Startup Baze Rakes In $6 Million From Nature’s Way

By now, the venture world is wary of blood testing startups offering health data from just a few drops of blood. However, Baze, a Swiss-based personal nutrition startup providing blood tests you can do in the convenience of your own home, collects...
Related topics: Startup

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Can Suicide Risk Be Detected In The Blood?

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 28, 2019) -- A new clinical study aims to identify blood-based biomarkers for suicide risk, laying the foundation for a test that could help physicians identify people who are likely to self-harm and allow for earlier,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Simple Blood Test Unmasks Concussions Absent On Ct Scans

Many patients with concussion have normal CT scans and are discharged from the hospital without follow-up. But a blood test that is currently under development and costs a fraction of the price of a brain scan may flag concussion in these...

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Medical News Today: Designing A Blood Test That Can Predict Lifespan

A recent paper outlines researchers' efforts to design a blood test that can more accurately predict how long an individual has to live.
Related topics: Medical Research

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News Digest – Ovarian Cancer Blood Test, Obesity In Scotland, Cancer Waiting Times In Wales And...

Experimental blood test may detect ovarian cancer earlier than current tests Our scientists in Belfast have developed a test that can pick up signs of the most common type ovarian cancer, says The Telegraph. According to the lead researchers, the...
Related topics: Ovarian Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Obesity, Medical Research

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Of Leaves And Light

Imagine getting an entire health workup just by having your picture taken--no invasive poking or prodding, not even a pinprick blood test. That's a goal ecologists have for monitoring the health of plants. Their cameras would be high-resolution...

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This Scarily Accurate Blood Test Knows If You’re Going To Die In The Next Decade

Have you got another 5 or 10 years of life ahead of you? Researchers in Germany and the Netherlands have developed a blood test that can warn of impending mortality with 83% accuracy.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Computer Model Could Help Test New Sickle Cell Drugs

A new computer model that captures the dynamics of the red blood cell sickling process could help in evaluating drugs for treating sickle cell disease.

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Scientists Develop A Blood Test That Predicts Risk Of Death

(Credit: Olena Yakobchuk/Shutterstock) If you've ever wondered how likely you are to die in the next five to 10 years, scientists may now have an answer for you. Researchers identified 14 molecules in blood that are associated with dying from any...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Aggressive Brain Tumor Could Be Diagnosed With Simple Blood Test In Future

New research by Sussex scientists could be the first step towards developing a blood test to diagnose the most aggressive type of brain tumour, known as Glioblastoma. A team from Professor Georgios Giamas’ lab at the University of Sussex has...
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Medical Research, Glioblastoma

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New Research Could Provide Better Food And Faster Analysis Of Blood Tests

Gas chromatography is a method of analysis that most people have experienced at one time or another without necessarily knowing it. For example, gas chromatography can be used to reveal food fraud, find out where a particular batch of cocaine was...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Blood Tests For Alzheimer's: Two Experts On Why New Studies Are Encouraging

Diagnoses could be made of individuals with AD pathology years before the first symptoms -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Medical News Today: Blood Test Can Identify Alzheimer's 2 Decades Before Symptoms

A new study showcases a blood test that identifies beta-amyloid proteins — a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease — 20 years before any symptoms of dementia.
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research, Proteins, Dementia

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A Revenge-seeking Woman Went Viral By Telling Men She Gave Them Hiv. Then Police Asked For A Blood...

How does a woman who describes herself as "nasty and evil" get revenge? A viral video telling men she gave them HIV.
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Police, Health Videos

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