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Theranos Sued Over Blood Tests, in Proposed Class Action

Blood-testing company Theranos Inc was sued on Thursday, accused of endangering customer health through "massive failures" that misrepresented the accuracy and quality of its blood tests, according to court papers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Loss of Y Chromosome Linked to Alzheimer's in Men

Lifetime-acquired loss of Y chromosome (LOY) in blood in men may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and may explain why men live shorter lives than women on average, according to new research.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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FDA OKs First Liquid Biopsy for Lung Cancer Mutation

The blood-based genetic test is a companion diagnostic for erlotinib and for use in patients with non-small cell lung cancer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Gay blood donation: Lifetime ban in NI on gay men donating blood is to be lifted - BBC News

Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood to be lifted.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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A Medical Invention That Sounds Too Good to Be True Often Is

Theranos, with no competitors and no published studies, claimed it could diagnose hundreds of diseases from a finger prick of blood--but, notes ethicist Art Caplan, that's not how science works.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Saturday at ASCO: Liquid Biopsy Matches Tissue Biopsy

The results from a 'liquid biopsy' measuring circulating tumor DNA in blood matched up to these from conventional tissue biopsies.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Serum Cystatin C and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Elevated serum levels of the protein cystatin C may be a useful indicator of subtle renal dysfunction. Might it be useful as an independent predictor of coronary heart disease risk?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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New blood test could personalise depression treatment

Scientists have developed a blood test to predict whether depressed patients will respond to common antidepressants. They said that this could herald a new area of personalised treatment for people with depression, where patients who have blood inflammation above a certain threshold could receive more aggressive treatment.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Study says a major blood cancer is 11 distinct diseases - BBC News

One of the main types of blood cancer is not one but 11 distinct diseases, detailed genetic analysis suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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New blood test could personalise depression treatment

Scientists have developed a blood test to predict whether depressed patients will respond to common antidepressants. They said that this could herald a new area of personalised treatment for people with depression, where patients who have blood inflammation above a certain threshold could receive more aggressive treatment.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Quick Finger-prick Test Reliably Monitors Clozapine Levels

A spot of dried blood on a special filter paper that is then mailed to a laboratory is a way of detecting therapeutic doses of clozapine. It is especially useful in underserviced areas.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Glucocorticoids may increase risk of serious blood infection

Current users of systemic glucocorticoids experienced 2.5 times higher odds of infection with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria than non-users, a Danish study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Study says a major blood cancer is 11 distinct diseases - BBC News

One of the main types of blood cancer is not one but 11 distinct diseases, detailed genetic analysis suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Glucocorticoids may increase risk of serious blood infection

Current users of systemic glucocorticoids experienced 2.5 times higher odds of infection with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria than non-users, a Danish study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Rapid HIV Tester Kit Wins European Award for Innovation

A blood diagnostic kit that can detect infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B in less than two hours won a European Inventor Award on Thursday for its developer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase rapidly to meet 2020 goal

13 June 2016 | GENEVA - Voluntary, unpaid blood donations must be increased rapidly in more than half the world’s countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it, WHO said on World Blood Donor Day.  
who.int
over 3 years ago
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Composition and Its element of BLOOD

 
Sandeep Maurya
about 4 years ago