News tagged with test

Researchers urge earlier HIV testing

Last week, to coincide with World Aids Day and National HIV Testing Week, a series of mobile clinics around the region offered help and advice to raise awareness of the importance of early testing for HIV.

Dec 04, 2013
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It is game over for 23andMe, and rightly so

The market for personal genome services is facing a reality check. While the most prominent and innovative company 23andMe has flourished so far, in the past few years many of its competitors have gone out ...

Nov 27, 2013
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Speech, not tones, produces better hearing test

It's taken 70 years to invent a better hearing test. That's how long we've been using the classic 'beep' audiology test, first developed to assess returned soldiers from WW2.

Nov 26, 2013
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STIs and risky sex still an issue

New results from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), published in The Lancet, provide a picture of sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevalence and testing, uptake of sexual health interv ...

Nov 26, 2013
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Cervical cancer screening overused in some groups of women

For the past ten years, clinicians throughout the United States have been performing unnecessary Pap tests for cervical cancer screening in certain groups of women, according to a researcher from Huntsman Cancer Institute ...

Nov 25, 2013
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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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