Addiction

U.S. saw big rise in meth, fentanyl use in 2019

(HealthDay)—A study of over 1 million urine drug tests from across the United States shows soaring rates of use of methamphetamines and fentanyl, often used together in potentially lethal ways.

Oncology & Cancer

Home urine test for prostate cancer could revolutionize diagnosis

A simple urine test under development for prostate cancer detection can now use urine samples collected at home—according to new research from University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Oncology & Cancer

Detecting cancer in urine

Feeling anxious around needles is common. The NHS estimates that around one in 10 people experience trypanophobia, a fear of medical procedures that involve needles or injections.

Health informatics

Can 'smart toilets' be the next health data wellspring?

Wearable, smart technologies are transforming the ability to monitor and improve health, but a decidedly low-tech commodity—the humble toilet—may have potential to outperform them all.

Oncology & Cancer

At-home test could boost screening for cervical cancer

An at-home, non-invasive screening for cervical pre-cancer could increase compliance with recommended follow-up tests, according to research presented Monday at a cancer conference.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chlamydia in testicular tissue linked to male infertility

The potential impact of undiagnosed sexually transmitted chlamydia infection on men's fertility has been highlighted in a QUT-led study, which for the first time found chlamydia in the testicular tissue biopsies of infertile ...

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Urine

Urine is a liquid waste product of the body secreted by the kidneys by a process of filtration from blood called urination and excreted through the urethra. Cellular metabolism generates numerous waste compounds, many rich in nitrogen, that require elimination from the bloodstream. This waste is eventually expelled from the body in a process known as micturition, the primary method for excreting water-soluble chemicals from the body. These chemicals can be detected and analyzed by urinalysis. Amniotic fluid is closely related to urine, and can be analyzed by amniocentesis.

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