News tagged with medical tests

How doctors and public health officials deal with dilemmas

Scientists in the US have investigated the ways in which medical doctors and public health professionals deal with hypothetical dilemmas that require them to decide whether to sacrifice a few for the sake of saving many. ...

Jun 03, 2011
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US tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is backed by science.

Nov 25, 2013
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'Comparison shopping' by doctors saves money

Research at Johns Hopkins suggests that if hospitals would show physicians the price of some diagnostic laboratory tests at the time the tests are ordered, doctors would order substantially fewer of them or search for lower-priced ...

Apr 15, 2013
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Simple breath test might diagnose heart failure

(HealthDay)—An experimental breath test, designed to quickly identify patients suffering from heart failure simply by analyzing the contents of a single exhaled breath, has demonstrated promise in early ...

Mar 25, 2013
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New bowel cancer test gets green light with the public

Almost everyone (98 per cent) who had the new bowel cancer test – soon to become part of the national screening programme – said they were glad to have gone through the experience, according to a study1 published in the ...

Feb 18, 2013
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