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COVID-19 saliva test enables screening on a massive scale

COVID-19 saliva test enables screening on a massive scale

COVID-19 saliva test enables screening on a massive scale COVID-19 saliva test enables screening on a massive scale Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has developed a saliva-based test for COVID-19 that is faster and easier than the swab tests currently in use. Chris Sawyer, lab manager, and Lauren Burcea, …

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    Breast screening women in their forties saves lives

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    Breast screening women in their forties saves lives Breast screening women in their forties saves lives Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a breast with cancer (right). Credit: Public Domain Breast screening women aged 40-49 reduces breast cancer mortality, with minimal increased overdiagnosis, according to a study led by …

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      Gynecological exam, heart screening should go hand-in-hand

      Gynecological exam, heart screening should go hand-in-hand

      Gynecological exam, heart screening should go hand-in-hand Gynecological exam, heart screening should go hand-in-hand (HealthDay)—What if you were given a heart screening when you see your gynecologist? New research suggests that such a strategy might be smart medicine. Scientists found that 86% of women seen at an outpatient gynecology clinic …

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        Artificial intelligence could improve CT screening for COVID-19 diagnosis

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        Artificial intelligence could improve CT screening for COVID-19 diagnosis Artificial intelligence could improve CT screening for COVID-19 diagnosis Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are developing a new technique using artificial intelligence (AI) that would improve CT screening to more quickly identify patients with the …

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          Many U.S. children eligible for type 2 diabetes screening

          Many U.S. children eligible for type 2 diabetes screening

          Many U.S. children eligible for type 2 diabetes screening Many U.S. children eligible for type 2 diabetes screening (HealthDay)—Many children are eligible for type 2 diabetes screening, but few test positive for prediabetes or diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in Pediatrics. Amelia S. Wallace, from the …

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            Genomic sequencing as a standalone newborn screening tool falls short

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            Genomic sequencing as a standalone newborn screening tool falls short Genomic sequencing as a standalone newborn screening tool falls short Credit: CC0 Public Domain With the rise of genomic sequencing, health technology companies are promising parents they can detect rare metabolic disorders in newborns who, despite a healthy appearance, may …

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