Chronic fatigue syndrome is often labeled as an imaginary condition, but a new blood test may finally provide scientific proof the disease exists. The test accurately flagged people with CFS in a pilot study.
Medicine April 29, 2019
Researchers were able to discover a blood-based screen that could potentially lead to non-invasive screening techniques for colon cancer. The discovery showed promise for better patient compliance and prevention of disease overtreatment due to complex diagnostic processes.
Public Health April 9, 2019
Singapore's Ministry of Health said the HIV-positive U.S. citizen who previously worked in the Southeast Asian city state leaked the confidential information online. Who is Mikhy Farrera Brochez?
Feature | Health January 28, 2019
Scientists have developed TimeSignature, a new blood test that will determine a person's body clock, or circadian rhythms. This is important because biological clocks regulate various processes beyond just sleepiness and hunger.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 11, 2018
Australian scientists developed a blood test that can detect melanoma early and can potentially save thousands of lives. What makes it different and more efficient than current tests for diagnosing skin cancer?
Public Health July 21, 2018
Worldwide, 15 million infants are born prematurely each year. A research team's new blood test development could help detect such types of birth, potentially reducing its complications beforehand.
Medicine June 8, 2018
On March 14, the SEC has filed fraud charges against Theranos and its chief executive Elizabeth Holmes over the Edison. The blood-testing machine turns out to be a fake and that investors have only been misled all along.
Public Health March 16, 2018
The Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator can help detect concussion quickly and without exposing patients to radiation. Results of the blood test is available within three and four hours.
Medicine February 15, 2018
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have come up with a blood test that can apparently detect eight common types of cancer. They aim to release an annual test to aid people in the early detection of the disease.
Public Health January 19, 2018
Scientists have developed a non-invasive method of detecting cancer which can spot the disease even in its early stages. The method can also possibly reduce the number of 'false positive' cancer diagnoses.
Medicine August 18, 2017
Following the development of a three-in-one blood test, AstraZeneca's drug Lynparza could be transformed into precision medicine for prostate cancer, experts said. Doing so could have a major impact in the treatment of prostate cancer patients.
Medicine June 20, 2017
An American company is planning to launch a chewing gum that can detect whether a person has cancer. When chewed, the gum can identify chemicals indicating cancer.
Medicine April 13, 2017
Researchers discovered that measuring C-reactive protein levels in finger prick blood tests can help doctors accurately prescribe more effective medication to patients diagnosed with depression.
Medicine April 3, 2017
CancerLocator is a blood test that offers a non-invasive way to detect lung, breast and liver cancer in the early stage and has a success rate of 80 percent. How does it work?
Medicine March 24, 2017
Current diagnostic tools are limited to behavior observations and verbal communication, making it difficult to differentiate between depression and schizophrenia in their early stages. This is the first physiological test to detect both conditions.
Biotech March 20, 2017
A blood test uses an algorithm to measure metabolite concentrations and is 98 percent effective in identifying patients with autism. This method not only detects the disease, but can also predict where it belongs on the autism spectrum.
Biotech March 17, 2017
Researchers at the University of Liverpool reveal that a blood test may be able to predict the survival chances of Ebola patients. A molecular barcode in the blood stream may help detect the survival possibilities.
Public Health January 20, 2017
The process of aging varies from one person to another. Researchers have now found a way to detect through a blood test how well an individual is aging.
Medicine January 7, 2017
Drugstore giant Walgreens sued former laboratory-testing partner Theranos Inc. in a federal court in Delaware. Theranos allegedly breached a contract between the two companies.
Public Health November 9, 2016
A simple blood test that looks into the levels of protective IgG antibodies can reveal a person's risks of suffering from a heart attack within five years. The findings can lead to new methods for preventing heart problems among high-risk individuals.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2016
This new blood test can accurately detect the potential of people to develop an early stage of Alzheimer's. It identifies a certain biomarker that is often seen in Alzheimer’s patients 10 years before the onset of the disease.
Medicine June 10, 2016
Doctors can now tailor the type of antidepressant treatment they prescribe their patients to produce better outcomes through the use of a newly developed blood test. This new diagnostic focuses on identifying inflammation markers in patients' blood.
Medicine June 8, 2016
Theranos is faced with another lawsuit claiming the company has committed consumer fraud. The complaint highlights the inaccuracy of Edison machines, which is one of the leading blood-testing devices from the company.
Medicine May 27, 2016
Using silk fibroin, researchers developed a method to store blood samples without refrigeration. The blood can still be analyzed after 84 days of storage at 45 degrees Celsius.
Public Health May 12, 2016
A new guideline showed that people do not need to fast before heading for a cholesterol test. A team of international experts reported that there is no significant change in the blood test results of those people who fast and did not fast before having a cholesterol test.
Biotech May 1, 2016
The biotech blood testing company, Theranos, is again in hot water after receiving a letter of proposed sanctions from federal regulators. The company's CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, is proposed to be banned from the industry.
Life April 13, 2016
A prospective study showed that liquid biopsy is an effective and accurate clinical tool to identify presence of genetic mutations in patients with lung cancer. Researchers hope that the procedure would replace traditional invasive tests for NSCLC detection.
Life April 9, 2016
After series of controversies, Theranos receives a major blow. Federal officials released a report about the company's flaws and shortcomings.
Life April 4, 2016
To maintain safety of the nation's blood supply, the FDA on March 30 approved the use of an experimental test that will screen donated blood for Zika. At the same time, Puerto Rico will now continue to receive blood donations.
Life March 31, 2016
Theranos Inc. faces controversy once again as a new lab study shows that the blood test results provided by the firm are not within the normal range. The company responded with a letter addressed to the journal which will publish the study on May.
Life March 29, 2016
Stanford scientists developed a new test that is 10,000 times more sensitive than current diagnostic tests. The test can detect diseases like Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and cancer.
Life March 21, 2016
A blood test still in its early stages is poised to detect a range of diseases, including cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis. It is based on next-generation DNA sequencing, using signatures of DNA coming from dying cells.
Life March 17, 2016
New details have emerged about the blood test issues that Theranos Inc. is currently facing. A report by the Wall Street Journal revealed the company was aware of its tests' faulty results but still proceeded with sending it to patients.
Life March 9, 2016
Tuberculosis affects a significant portion of the world's population. Now, a new blood test could revolutionize the way doctors test for the often-fatal disease in the developing world.
Life February 20, 2016
A new blood test can detect faulty genes linked to inherited heart conditions. Doctors say the new test is more reliable than other tests used to identify gene mutations, allowing for the immediate and cost-effective treatment of potentially fatal cardiac disorders.
Life February 20, 2016
Walgreens threatens end of partnership with Theranos. The pharmacy chain has given the blood test company a 30-day deadline to fix its issues and violations against the U.S. government.
Life February 11, 2016
U.S. regulators sent a letter to Theranos Inc., saying its Newark, California facility has deficient lab practices. The non-compliance of the lab is said to pose immediate jeopardy to patient safety.
Life January 28, 2016
A team of researchers developed a new blood test that can determine if the respiratory illness is caused by a bacteria or a virus. This will help reduce the incidents of antibiotic resistance.
Life January 21, 2016
A new study found that a formula consisting a blood test plus ultrasound may help detect ovarian cancers earlier. The results may pave the way for new and more effective screening processes in the future.
Life December 18, 2015
Oxford researchers created a blood test that can predict the chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis up to 16 years before it appears. Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful, debilitating condition affecting the joints.
Life December 12, 2015
Scientists from Sweden, United States and Netherlands teamed up to develop a new blood test to detect, classify and identify the location of cancer cells in the body. The test, done with just a drop of blood, showed 96 percent accuracy in their trials.
Life November 14, 2015
Tumor DNA found in the bloodstream of cancer patients can help doctors track diseases in real time, a new study revealed. A liquid biopsy is more effective and non-invasive, unlike its surgical counterpart.
Life November 5, 2015
The drug abiraterone is a powerful drug for shrinking tumors and addressing advanced prostate cancer, but it does not work for all men. Scientists found a bood test to see who will benefit from this prostate cancer treatment.
Life November 5, 2015
Experts have developed a blood test that can help identify the risk of testicular cancer relapse. Through the approach, low-risk patients may be spared from having to undergo chemotherapy and suffer possible side effects.
Life October 15, 2015
A new blood test can now predict whether a person is at risk of heart attack, according to a recent study in the UK. The blood test can rule out chances of heart attack.
Life October 9, 2015