Blood Test

With Echoes Of Theranos, Truvian Sciences Revives The Dream Of Low-cost, Accessible Blood Tests

A little over a year after the dissolution of the once high-flying blood testing startup Theranos, another startup has raised over $27 million to breathe new life into the vision of bringing low-cost blood tests to point-of-care medical...
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Medical News Today: What To Know About The Bnp Test

A BNP test is a type of blood test that doctors sometimes use to help diagnose heart failure. Read on to find out more about the test procedure, and what the results indicate.
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Prognostic Biomarker Test Identifies High-risk Sepsis In Kids

A rapid blood assay accurately classifies risk according to severity and suggests higher-dose antibiotics should be an early option for patients with severe sepsis whose outlook is poor, new data show. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Sepsis, Antibiotics

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We Love Our Pets, And Idexx Knows It

Last week I took my dog Sully to the vet because he wasn't eating (and as anyone who has a Lab can tell you, almost nothing comes between them and their food!). An exam, blood test, and an X-ray later, he was diagnosed with gastritis and given some...

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Microsoft Develops Ai System To Detect Cervical Cancer

Microsoft has developed a tool that uses artificial intelligence to detect cervical cancer, which could aid doctors in countries that have an overwhelming number of patients.The tool was developed in partnership with SRL Diagnostics, a blood test...
Related topics: Cervical Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Do You Have Neanderthal In Your Blood? Here's How To Find Out.

TL;DR: 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry kit is available for just $99 through Dec. 2, which is half off the usual price of $199.   In the eternal worlds of Lizzo, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100%...” Well,...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, DNA Test

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Detecting Breast Cancer 5 Years Before Clinical Signs

A blood test that spots breast cancer five years ahead of clinical signs could give new meaning to "early detection." Auto-antibodies for tumor antigens predict the presence of the disease. Researchers say the blood test could be clinic-ready in 4-5...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Ai Blood Test Can Spot Signs Of Brain Tumor To Speed Up Diagnosis

Chemical analysis of blood samples, combined with an artificial intelligence program, could speed up the diagnosis of brain tumors.
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer

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A Game-changing Test For Prion, Alzheimer's, And Parkinson's Diseases Is On The Horizon

A new test agent can easily and efficiently detect the misfolded protein aggregates that cause devastating neurological diseases in blood samples. The technology could lead to early diagnosis of prion, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's diseases for the...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's, Proteins

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Life-saving Test For Nutrient Deficiency Designed To Perform In Harsh Environments

Mothers and children in low resource communities often suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Now researchers have developed a system that can be used for tests to rapidly identify blood micronutrient levels in remote areas with limited healthcare...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Facebook's Preventive Health Tool Urges You To Take Screening Tests

Facebook has launched a new health-focused tool a few months after making its blood donation feature more widely available in the US. It's called Preventive Health, and it was designed to urge you to become more proactive about your health. The...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Blood Donation

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Medical News Today: How Long Do Blood Tests Results Take?

Blood test results can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks to come back. This article looks at the waiting times for different types of tests and which factors affect timings.

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Man’s Bizarre Condition Causes His Stomach To Brew Its Own Alcohol

When a 46-year-old man was pulled over for suspected drunk driving, officers figured it would be an open-and-shut case. A test revealed a blood alcohol level of 0.2, well past the legal limit, and the man's claims that he didn't ingest even a drop...
Related topics: Alcohol

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Blood-based Tb Test Will Provide A Low-cost Option For Developing Nations

The World Health Organization has been calling for the development of a blood-based triage test for active tuberculosis (ATB) -- one that's accurate and cheap enough for use in developing nations where most TB-related deaths occur. Sputum-based...
Related topics: Tuberculosis

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The Best Breathalyzers For Personal Use

The best personal breathalyzers are compact and give fast, accurate blood alcohol content (BAC) readings to within 0.001%. Of all the breathalyzers out there, the BACtrack Trace Professional Breathalyzer is the best because it remembers your...
Related topics: Alcohol

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Blood Test Identifies Risk Of Relapse For B Cell Lymphoma

New research shows how a simple blood test can better identify which patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma are at risk for relapse.
Related topics: Lymphoma, Medical Research

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Blood Test Identifies Risk Of Relapse For B Cell Lymphoma

New research shows how a simple blood test can better identify which patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma are at risk for relapse.
Related topics: Lymphoma, Medical Research

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50 Dangerous Conditions Testing Your Blood Can Help Detect

Blood tests evaluate how well organs are working and help identify abnormalities that almost always prompt further, more specific tests. In an interview with 24/7 Wall St., Dr. Keith Hoots, the...

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Medical News Today: New Blood Test Detects Brain Tumors With 87% Accuracy

Researchers have recently published 'the first demonstration' that a promising blood test for detecting brain cancer works in the clinic.
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Medical Research, Oncology

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High Lead Levels In Pregnancy Linked To Obesity In Kids Years Later

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 -- Children whose moms had high levels of lead in their blood during pregnancy are more likely than others to carry excess weight by age 8, new research reveals. The conclusion stems from a look at blood tests of more than...
Related topics: Obesity, Medical Research

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