Tag Archives: Testing

Federal Officials Turn to a New Testing Strategy as Infections Surge

The Trump administration plans to adopt a decades-old testing strategy that will vastly increase the number of coronavirus tests performed in the United States and permit widespread tracking of the virus as it surges across the country. The method, called pooled testing, signals a paradigm shift. Instead of carefully rationing tests to only those with… Read More »

Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »

Japanese researchers confirm coronavirus testing in sewers as possible outbreak warning system

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese researchers confirmed the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater plants, a finding that could serve as a signal for future outbreaks. The study tested water from four treatment plants in Ishikawa and Toyama prefectures in western Japan. Out of 27 samples, 7 were positive for the SARS-CoV2 virus, according to a… Read More »

Trying to conceive? This new at-home fertility test is as reliable as lab testing   

If you’re trying to conceive, the more data you can get the better right? A new first-of-its-kind at-home fertility test allows you to track your fertility moment by moment  Before having her first child Charlie, Sarah Shakib had been trying to get pregnant for nine months. ‘I got really stressed about it because I was… Read More »

More prizes for prostates: Tulane promotes PSA testing with football memorabilia, photo-ops

August 30, 2018 Posted By Categories Kevin Lomangino is the managing editor of HealthNewsReview.org. He tweets as @KLomangino. Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans is a modern teaching hospital offering the latest innovative treatments from a staff of highly trained experts. So why do its communications about prostate cancer sound like they were crafted on a… Read More »

ZRT Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies Blood Spot Home Thyroid Testing Kit

Due to state law, we can not ship this product to NY State. Thyroid peroxidase is an enzyme produced in the body that helps with the production of thyroxine (T4). Sometimes the body will attack the thyroid gland by producing thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies that prevents the thyroid gland from producing enough thyroxine leading to… Read More »