Tag Archives: Test

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 »

On 10th anniversary, embattled Affordable Care Act faces yet another stress test

As the Affordable Care Act marks its 10th anniversary Monday, the law faces a unique and significant test as the economy seems likely to plunge into a recession amid the coronavirus pandemic, straining the country’s health system in an unprecedented way. Most Americans still rely on health insurance coverage through their employers. However, the ACA… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: Virus hits small business owners, Iran says two test positive for virus

This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Eastern time. Total confirmed cases: More than 75,200 Total deaths: At least 2,000 9:15 am: Plugable Technologies warns the worst of its supply disruption won’t hit for months Bernie Thompson, CEO and founder of Plugable Technologies, which sells USB, Bluetooth… Read More »

Some coronavirus test kits shipped to states are not working as expected, the CDC says

As a result, the CDC is remaking parts of the test kits after some produced inconclusive test results. The kits were sent to the states to speed up the testing process, the CDC’s Nancy Messonnier told reporters Wednesday. The states found out the flaw during the verification process. For quality control, when states get any… Read More »

Theranos redux? Not really. But claim of a ‘simple’ test for breast cancer warrants scrutiny

Once again the lure of a “simple” test has made headlines. This time the catalyst was a news release issued by the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute. Its title: “Simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer.” In fact, no such test exists. As the body of the PR news release acknowledged, it’s an… Read More »