Tag Archives: Testing

Coronavirus Testing

What do the results mean? If your results were positive, it means you probably have a coronavirus infection. There is no specific treatment for these infections, but your health care provider may recommend steps to relieve your symptoms. These include: Drinking plenty of fluids Resting Taking over-the-counter pain relievers You may need to go to… Read More »

I’m testing an experimental drug to see if it halts Alzheimer’s

Steve Dominy led a landmark study that linked gum disease bacteria to Alzheimer’s disease. He tells New Scientist why we should stop treating medicine and dentistry separately Health 18 December 2019 Porphyromonas gingivalis bacteria can cause gum disease – and maybe Alzheimer’sA. Dowsett, Public Health England/Science Photo Library IN JANUARY, we broke the news that… Read More »

National, Universal Living Donor Kidney Registry and At-Home Living Donor Testing Kit: Interview with David Fleming, President and CEO of DLA

The Fresenius Medical Care Foundation (FMCF), which is the nonprofit arm of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), has teamed up with Donate Life America (DLA), another non-profit, to create a universal living donor kidney registry and at-home living donor testing kits. Approximately 30 million people in the United States are affected by kidney disease,… Read More »

Should newborns get genetic testing for adult-onset conditions?

Screening should be limited to conditions that affect children, UChicago ethicist argues In the last decade, genome sequencing has provided a wealth of information about risks for certain diseases. But should parents be able to get all of the sequence results of their children’s genomes, especially if the variants would not cause illness or symptoms… Read More »

The Marines are testing drone medicine deliveries – MIT Technology Review

The news: The US Marine Corps has successfully tested autonomous medical drone deliveries during four exercises in Australia, working with the Australian military and drone logistics company Zipline. The tests took place between July 30 and September 5. The exercises: The aim was to prove that drones could autonomously deliver medicine, critical care, or other… Read More »