Obstetrics & gynaecology

Many infants with hep C-positive moms not screened for HCV

(HealthDay)—Less than one-third of infants born to mothers with hepatitis C virus infection (HCV+) receive appropriate HCV follow-up testing, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the ...

HIV & AIDS

Canada should approve HIV self-testing

Canada should integrate self-testing for HIV into the health system to help reduce the burden of the disease, argues a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antigen tests: blunt but fast COVID weapon

Less precise but faster than other forms of COVID-19 diagnosis, antigen tests—such as the 150 million kits ordered by US President Donald Trump this week—are another weapon in the pandemic battle, experts say.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK's 'Moonshot' mass virus test plan met with skepticism

Health experts on Thursday expressed strong skepticism about the British government's ambitious plans to carry out millions of coronavirus tests daily in a bid to help people resume normal lives in the absence of a vaccine.

Medical research

Harvard researchers want more 'crappy' tests for COVID-19

The aphorism "perfect is the enemy of good enough" has been played out to tragic effect in the US's inadequate testing for the coronavirus, according to researchers calling for quick tests that cost only about a dollar each, ...

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