U.S. Spends $1 Billion to Make More Home COVID Tests Available

Oct. 6, 2021 — Finding an at-home COVID-19 test has been mission impossible for many lately, but that search will soon get easier, thanks to the FDA authorization Monday of a new at-home test and today’s announcement that the federal government will spend another $1 billion to speed up production of these tests. The … Read more

New Tests for Prostate, Colon Cancer Show Promise

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A pair of experimental tests could help doctors detect colon or prostate cancer with just a sample of blood or saliva. One test examines a person’s blood for four biomarkers linked to inflammation. In a small study, it outperformed the fecal blood test … Read more

Why It’s Hard to Diagnose Crohn’s: Mimic Diseases and Tests

At 9, Natalie Rosenthal started having terrible stomach pains, fatigue, and diarrhea. She had dark circles under her eyes. She stopped growing taller or gaining weight. “I had spasms whenever I ate anything,” says Rosenthal, now an adult. “The pediatrician at first told my mom that I had a nervous stomach.” Meds to calm muscle spasms … Read more

Health dept to ramp up tests at places with Delta+ reports: Pune – ET HealthWorld

Pune: The state public health department officials on Tuesday stressed on ramping up the Covid-19 testing in the areas reporting Delta-Plus cases. State surveillance expert Dr Pradeep Awate said testing would have to be improved in Amravati, Bhandara, Yavatmal and Gadchiroli districts, from where Delta-Plus cases emerged. Of the 27 new Delta-Plus cases, six each … Read more

5 Tests You Should Not Order for a Child With Autism

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A leading medical group is offering testing guidelines for children with autistic behaviors. The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health emphasized that certain measurements to test for exposure to chemicals are not helpful to guide treatment. The council pointed out that just … Read more

Many Pre-Surgery Tests Are Useless, So Why Are They Still Done?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Patients facing relatively simple outpatient surgeries are nonetheless being told to undergo a number of preoperative tests that just aren’t necessary, a new study reports. More than half of a group of patients facing low-risk outpatient surgery received one or more tests — … Read more