Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Make your holiday gatherings COVID-safer with rapid tests

Even with nearly 63% of Californians fully vaccinated, some public health officials worry that big gatherings this holiday season could lead to big outbreaks of COVID-19. But families looking to reunite have at least one ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Russians flock to antibody tests; West notes tool's limit

When Russians talk about the coronavirus over dinner or in hair salons, the conversation often turns to "antitela," the Russian word for antibodies—the proteins produced by the body to fight infection.

Oncology & Cancer

New blood test improves prostate cancer screening

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden recently reported that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could reduce overdiagnoses and thereby improve prostate cancer screening. Now, the same research group has published a ...

Medical research

Experts explain the ins and outs of different COVID-19 tests

With kids returning to school and many adults heading back to the office or traveling, something as simple as a cough or runny nose might lead to panic—and the need for a COVID-19 test. But because of the wide availability ...

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