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Blood test is highly accurate at identifying Alzheimer’s before symptoms arise

Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps of protein start to build up in their brains. Now, a blood test to detect such early brain changes has moved one step closer to clinical use. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis… Read More »

Blood test for specific metabolites could reveal blocked arteries

A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease. According to the 40-person study published in the journal PLOS ONE, emergency patients who underwent a treadmill stress test and showed signs… Read More »

Jade Goody saved our lives – meet three women inspired to take smear test by late star

More than 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year, and almost 1,000 lose their lives to the killer disease – yet it is 99.8 per cent preventable with regular screening. Big Brother star Jade Goody’s death at 27 in 2009 led to a surge in women having smear tests. But… Read More »

Nagpur Professor Wants 'Two-Finger Virginity Test’ Removed From Medical Curriculum, Writes to Centre

Image used for representational purpose only Photo Credits: Twitter/ Olivier Delfour Nagpur, January 3: Dr Indrajit Khandekar, a professor of forensic medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS) from Maharashtra’s Sewagram has written a letter to the Medical Council of India (MCI) seeking removal of ‘two-finger test’ also known as ‘virginity test’ from… Read More »