Tag Archives: Test

Without an effective test and trace we’re destined for lockdown

Yes, Boris and his sidekick Matt Hancock have made glaring and costly mistakes during the Covid pandemic. Their mantra, “We follow the science”, is hollow and at times dishonest. Follow the science they haven’t. The most glaring example of not following the science came to light earlier this week when the SAGE scientists made public… Read More »

Sleep test may help diagnose and predict dementia in older adults

Dementia is a growing problem for people as they age, but it often goes undiagnosed. Now investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have discovered and validated a marker of dementia that may help clinicians identify patients who have the condition or are at risk of developing it. The… Read More »

Oxford academic dismisses idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with Covid-19 to test vaccine

Oxford academic dismisses idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with Covid-19 to test experimental vaccine because no treatment currently exists to keep them safe – but says jab could still be ready by Christmas Professor Sarah Gilbert said it would not be safe for them to do a ‘challenge trial’   No drug has been proven to… Read More »

New test method to detect kidney cancers

A novel liquid biopsy method can detect kidney cancers with high accuracy, including small, localized tumors which are often curable but for which no early detection method exists, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The report in Nature Medicine suggests that if validated in larger trials and applied widely, the noninvasive test could find more early kidney… Read More »

How to test negative for chlamydia

Examples of risk factors for chlamydia infection include: Previous test infections, even if they were treated Having STDs, especially HIV Having new or multiple sex partners Having a sex partner diagnosed with an STD Using condoms inconsistently Exchanging sex for money or drugs Using illegal drugs Living in a detention facility For pregnant chlamydia, the… Read More »