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Blood test predicts prostate tumor resistance

When bacteria develop antibiotic resistance, treatment with these medications becomes ineffective. Similarly, tumor cells can also change in such a way that renders them resistant to particular medications. This makes it ...

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Do I need a heart scan?

Dear Mayo Clinic: I'm a 57-year-old man, and my doctor recently recommended I have a CT scan of my heart to look for calcium in my arteries. I've never had heart problems. Is this test really necessary?

Aug 04, 2017
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Poor adherence to self-monitoring of glucose in GDM

(HealthDay)—Only about 60 percent of women with newly diagnosed gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) perform ≥80 percent of required self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) tests, according to a study published online ...

Aug 01, 2017
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Blood test

A blood test is a laboratory analysis performed on a blood sample that is usually extracted from a vein in the arm using a needle, or via fingerprick.

Blood tests are used to determine physiological and biochemical states, such as disease, mineral content, drug effectiveness, and organ function. Although the term blood test is used, most routine tests (except for most haematology) are done on plasma or serum, instead of blood cells.

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