Tag Archives: Test

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 »

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 »