Oncology & Cancer

Portable prostate cancer test may help reach underserved men

A highly portable and rapid prostate cancer screening kit could provide early warning to populations with higher incidence of prostate cancer and particularly those with limited access to health care, such as African American ...

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

Fears of 'Wild West' as COVID-19 blood tests hit the market

Blood tests for the coronavirus could play a key role in deciding whether millions of Americans can safely return to work and school. But public health officials warn that the current "Wild West" of unregulated tests is ...

Medications

FDA warns against use of preowned or unauthorized test strips

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients not to use preowned test strips or test strips not authorized for sale in the United States because of possible infection or inaccurate results that ...

Medications

Expanded recall of warfarin level monitoring test strips

(HealthDay)—Certain lots of Roche Diagnostics test strips should not be used with CoaguChek test meter devices to check levels of the blood thinner warfarin because patients may get inaccurate results and be at risk for ...

Medications

Fentanyl test strips prove useful in preventing overdoses

Among more than 72,000 deaths in the U.S. last year, fentanyl—a highly potent prescription opioid often used to lace other heroin or cocaine, but hard for drug users to detect—factored into many of cases.

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