Blood Test

Serum Immune Markers May Predict Conversion From Mgus To Myeloma

(MedPage Today) -- Results could support annual blood tests and risk assessment for those with MGUS and its subtype, light-chain MGUS

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Alzheimer's Blood Test On The Horizon

The global race to create an inexpensive and accessible blood test for Alzheimer disease is heating up. Experts project that such a test could be available in just a few years. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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The Medical Minute: From Needle To Vial, How Blood Work Works

Blood tests can diagnose disease, determine organ function and help your doctor see how well treatments are working. Here's why they sometimes require so many samples - and why you can't eat ahead of time.

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Finger-prick Blood Test Could Safely Reduce Antibiotic Use In Patients With Copd

A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study.
Related topics: Antibiotics, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Medical Research

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Pitt/upmc To Lead $19.2 Million Trial To Test Red Cell Exchange In Sickle Cell Disease

Patients with sickle cell disease experience severe organ damage leading to early death. An international clinical trial funded by the NIH will test whether red cell exchange, which replaces sicked red blood cells with normal ones could prevent or...
Related topics: Clinical Trials

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The Promises And Pitfalls Of Gene Sequencing For Newborns

Traditional blood tests still do a better job flagging common inherited diseases. Gene sequencing can be useful for detecting some conditions, but the results can be difficult to interpret.(Image credit: Brooke Pennington/Getty Images)
Related topics: Genetics

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Study Probes How To Tell Elderly Patients Not To Bother With Cancer Screening

Over the past decades, the idea that all adults should get regularly screened for cancer -- with mammograms, colonoscopies and prostate specific antigen blood tests -- has been conveyed to the public time after time. But current clinical guidelines...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Mammography

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Medical News Today: Alzheimer's Blood Test Almost 'usable In Routine Clinical Care'

A new blood test for detecting Alzheimer's disease approaches 'a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.'
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Medical News Today: Rheumatoid Factor: What To Know

Rheumatoid factor is an immune system protein. Doctors can measure its levels using a blood test to help diagnose autoimmune conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis. Here, we explain the test, normal rheumatoid factor ranges, and what the results...
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Proteins, Arthritis

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Another Blood Pressure Drug Tests Positive For Cancer-causing Compound

Another high blood pressure drug is facing a recall over the discovery of unacceptably high levels of an impurity that may cause cancer in some patients, according to a new report. The warning about the impurity comes from the pharmacy Valisure,...
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Innovative Technique Uses Sensory Nanoparticles To Detect Disease

Like dipping a donut hole in powdered sugar, nanoparticles collect a unique coating of proteins from the blood. In a new study, researchers present a nanoparticle sensor array that they are developing as an early detection test for cancer and other...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Proteins, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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New Natural Therapeutic Agent To Fight Diabetic Nephropathy

The extract successfully restored the blood glucose levels, body weight, and normalized oxidative stress on renal function in a test group of Zucker diabetic fatty rats.
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose), Stress

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Microsoft’s Ai Diagnosing Blood Test Is Only A Few Years Away From Launch

A lot about a person’s health can be gleaned through their blood, which is why blood tests are usually ordered whenever you go for a health screen or a general checkup. However, it seems that the humble blood test could be getting a huge boost...

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No Needle Prick: Laser-based Test Hunts Stray Melanoma Cells In Blood

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- Monitoring a melanoma patient's progress is challenging. But a laser-based test might allow doctors to quickly screen the patient's blood to spot tumor cells roaming the body, a preliminary study suggests. Those cells,...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Cancer, Medical Research

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Why So Many Doctors Won’t Break Bad News To Patients

After nearly 40 years as an internist, Dr. Ron Naito knew what the sky-high results of his blood test meant. And it wasn’t good. But when he turned to his doctors last summer to confirm the dire diagnosis — stage 4 pancreatic cancer — he...
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Iphone Plus Nanoscale Porous Silicon Equals Cheap, Simple Home Diagnostics

The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film, one that could detect drugs in the blood, another for proteins in the urine indicating infection, another for bacteria in water and the like. Add...
Related topics: Proteins, Bacteria

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Painless Skin Patch Collects Fluid For Diagnostic Testing

Although blood contains a wealth of potential biomarkers of disease, it can be challenging to obtain and analyze. There's the anxiety patients experience when a large needle has to be stuck into a vein, and for many tests, technicians need to...
Related topics: Anxiety

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A Treasure Map To Understanding The Epigenetic Causes Of Disease

Researchers have identified special regions of the genome where a blood sample can be used to infer epigenetic regulation throughout the body, allowing scientists to test for epigenetic causes of disease.
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Fda Approves First Test For Zika In Human Blood

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 -- The first test to detect the Zika virus in human blood has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The test is called the ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA and is made by Seattle-based InBios, which makes...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Virus, Virology

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California Firm Reports Progress On Blood Tests To Detect Cancer

A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the disease. Many companies are trying to develop early...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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