Mar 11 2019 Standard tests used to identify dehydration are not working for older people living in care homes – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Carers often use simple tests to see if an older person is dehydrated. These include looking at their eyes, skin, or asking if someone feels […]Continue Reading ...
Tests to detect urinary tract infections (UTI) often are performed routinely in hospitals, even when patients don’t have symptoms. Such testing “just to be safe” can return results that lead doctors to prescribe antibiotics when there’s little to no evidence to warrant such treatment. Now, new research indicates that making a simple change to the […]Continue Reading ...
Rapid blood tests used by the NHS are unable to rule out tuberculosis (TB) and should be replaced with a new, more accurate test, a study has found. In the largest study to date of rapid TB tests used by the NHS, a team led by researchers at Imperial College London found that available tests […]Continue Reading ...
Use of two episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer’s disease, as indicated by a study carried out at the University of Helsinki and the University of California. Researchers suggest that comprehensive use of memory tests could improve the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease. Mild cognitive impairment is […]Continue Reading ...
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Researchers have developed techniques to detect Lyme disease bacteria weeks sooner than current tests, allowing patients to start treatment earlier. The findings appear in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The authors include scientists from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Harvard University, Yale University, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, FDA, Centers for Disease […]Continue Reading ...
What are protein C and protein S tests? These tests measure the levels of protein C and protein S in your blood. Protein C and protein S tests are two separate tests that are often done at the same time. Protein C and protein S work together to prevent your blood from clotting too much. […]Continue Reading ...
The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care reinvestigated the benefit of biomarker tests to support the decision for or against adjuvant systemic chemotherapy in certain breast cancer patients, that is, women with primary hormone receptor-positive, HER2/neu-negative breast cancer and 0 to 3 affected lymph nodes. When the Institute presented its final report […]Continue Reading ...
Inaccurate tests carried out on tuberculosis patients in developing countries often fail to reliably detect resistance to drugs, leading to incorrect treatment and a higher mortality rate. These are the results of study by an international group of researchers led by a team at the University of Bern published today. Around ten million people around […]Continue Reading ...
The NHS England provided a free health check up to the population over forty years of age and has noted that more than half of them did not take the health check-ups that could detect and treat dementias and other conditions. Doctor measuring blood pressure with sphygmomanometer. Image Credit: Kurhan / Shutterstock The free health […]Continue Reading ...
What are Down syndrome tests? Down syndrome is a disorder that causes intellectual disabilities, distinctive physical features, and various health problems. These may include heart defects, hearing loss, and thyroid disease. Down syndrome is a type of chromosomal disorder. Chromosomes are the parts of your cells that contain your genes. Genes are parts of DNA […]Continue Reading ...
Today it was announced by the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) that Roche Diagnostics tests for suspected pre-eclampsia and heart attack have been recognized as ‘transformative’ and have been selected among only seven Rapid Uptake Products for the NHS. Following the Government’s response to the Accelerated Access Review, the AAC are bringing together senior leadership from […]Continue Reading ...
Only a small percentage of people in their 50s and early 60s have had their DNA tested – either for medical reasons, to learn their ancestry or out of curiosity – but far more have an interest in getting such tests done, according to a new poll. One in 10 have taken genetic tests offered […]Continue Reading ...
Imagine you’ve just had a baby, and a doctor delivers alarming news: Screening tests show the baby may have a serious genetic disease called methylmalonic acidemia. To avoid risking brain damage, your baby needs a special, low-protein diet right away. Follow-up testing can confirm the diagnosis. Between 2005 and 2015, hundreds of California families had […]Continue Reading ...
What are syphilis tests? Syphilis is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is a bacterial infection spread through vaginal, oral, or anal sex with an infected person. Syphilis develops in stages that can last for weeks, months, or even years. The stages may be separated by long periods of apparent good […]Continue Reading ...
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