Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO Africa: New rapid tests a 'game changer' against COVID

Health officials in Africa say the rollout of rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 could be a "game changer" for their fight against the coronavirus but also warned Thursday that increased testing could drive up confirmed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO, partners roll out faster COVID tests for poorer nations

The World Health Organization announced Monday that it and leading partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for the coronavirus to help lower- and middle-income countries make up ground ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CRISPR-based malaria testing on the fly

To achieve the goal of eradicating malaria set by the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global Malaria Control Programme, it is critical that all local transmission of malaria parasites in defined geographic areas is eliminated. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers develop rapid test for ovarian cancer detection

The CA125 antigen, a plasma membrane glycoprotein found in the tissues of the female reproductive tract, is commonly used for the detection of ovarian cancer but works poorly on its own in identifying early stage cancers. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Potential COVID-19 test delivers results in less than 10 minutes

As COVID-19 cases spike, the need for faster, more accessible testing is clear. Due to limited availability, many patients with symptoms—and their physicians—are left wondering whether they have the virus. Even when patients ...

Medications

Lack of access to antibiotics is a major global health challenge

Antibiotic resistance is an emerging global public health threat spurred by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. While "overuse" of antibiotics is widely accepted as a major health challenge, it is less well known that ...

Health

Novel strategy to analyse biomarkers in exhaled breath

Breath gas analysis is a promising approach for non-invasive medical diagnostics and physiological monitoring, but further development is needed to increase clinical impact. Ramin Ghorbani presents a novel methodology for ...

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