Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Approval of at-home tests releases a pandemic-fighting weapon

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved inexpensive, at-home coronavirus tests for over-the-counter sales this week, adding a potentially powerful weapon to the nation's pandemic-fighting arsenal that experts say ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cervical cancer testing tech could replace pap smears, save lives

Emerging technologies can screen for cervical cancer better than Pap smears and, if widely used, could save lives both in developing nations and parts of countries, like the United States, where access to health care may ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers study impact of pandemic cancer screening pause

John Abraham's colonoscopy was postponed for several months because of the pandemic. When he finally got it, doctors found a growth too big to be removed safely during the scope exam. He had to wait several weeks for surgery, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nonprescription at-home COVID-19 test receives emergency approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization (EUA) last week to two at-home tests to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), including the first home test that does ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New variants raise worry about COVID-19 virus reinfections

Evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants. People also can get second infections with earlier versions of the coronavirus if they mounted a weak ...

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