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Testing drive unveiled as virus deaths pass one million

Coronavirus tests that deliver results in 15-30 minutes are to be rolled out across the United States and in scores of poorer countries, as health authorities worldwide try to get a handle on a disease that has now killed more than a million people. US President Donald Trump announced 150 million tests would be distributed

Herpes vaccine is a winner in animals. Next up: Testing on humans.

For nearly a century, efforts to develop a vaccine to prevent genital herpes have failed. At least nine prospects, including several that made it to late-stage human testing, have flopped in the last decade. Considering that history, University of Pennsylvania scientists are justifiably excited about their vaccine against the herpes simplex 2 virus, even though

Atrial fibrillation: Diagnosis and testing

A doctor may perform one or more tests to diagnose atrial fibrillation (A-fib). The doctor will look for signs of A-fib as well as any underlying conditions that might be causing arrhythmia and possible complications. Sometimes a doctor will refer someone to a cardiologist, who is a specialist in heart disease. In this article, we

Alan Turing’s mathematical work could detect cancer faster

WWII codebreaker Alan Turing’s mathematical genius could create better detection tests for cancer and other fatal diseases, experts say Turing’s ‘weight of evidence’ theory may assist in better diagnostic tools  It could also personalise treatment to maximise a person’s chances of recovery Currently, modern-day testing relies on techniques developed in the mid 1980s  Alan Turing’s

Early PSA testing could help predict prostate cancer among black men

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. But black men bear a disproportionate burden of its effects. It’s more common—and more than twice as deadly—among black men compared to their white counterparts. Yet the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for prostate cancer screening do not differentiate for race,

Attending Surgeon Influences Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — The attending surgeon is associated with variation in the receipt of genetic testing after breast cancer diagnosis, according to a study published online July 3 in JAMA Surgery. Steven J. Katz, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, and colleagues examined the correlation of attending