Tag Archives: Test

Holy grail cancer test? Hold on. Here’s what you need to know

December 5, 2018 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the Founder & Publisher of HealthNewsReview.org. He tweets as @garyschwitzer. Australian researchers at the University of Queensland reported that “a quick and easy test to detect cancer from blood or biopsy tissue could eventually result in a new approach to patient diagnosis.” A news release quoted one… Read More »

What is a 4th generation HIV test?

Fourth-generation HIV tests can detect both HIV antibodies and p24 antigens, whereas older versions only check for antibodies. This means the newer tests can provide a quicker diagnosis than the previous ones. Many clinics and healthcare providers offer free HIV testing. The process is straightforward, and it usually involves taking a small sample of blood,… Read More »

Exclusive: A new test can predict IVF embryos’ risk of having a low IQ

How will screening for intelligence affect parents’ decisions?ERproductions Ltd/Getty By Clare Wilson THE prospect of creating intelligent designer babies has been the subject of ethical debate for decades, but we have lacked the ability to actually do it. That may now change, thanks to a new method of testing an embryo’s genes that could soon… Read More »