#WorldAIDSDay: Horoscopes will not shape your future, a blood test surely will

 She was humiliated beyond extent and ridiculed by society with constant taunts and insulted on every step of her life. She was shamed, crushed and shunned at each and every moment. People did their best to pull her down. But, she firmly stood her ground

#WorldAIDSDay: Horoscopes will not shape your future, a blood test surely willIn a society where HIV positive people are still stigmatised, labelled and judged, Ratna Jadhav, a 40-year-old woman from Beed, Maharashtra, is making her presence felt, and making sure that her voice is heard loud and clear. She will not budge down to pressure or societal norms. Ratna herself is an HIV positive person. But, […]

#InternationalPathologyDay: ‘Beware of bogus pathology laboratories’

Each one of us makes visits to pathologists more than once every year. But do we know what a pathology laboratory is? It is a place where various tests are carried out on fluids and tissues in the human body, the results of which are used for diagnosis. Apart from blood and urine, tissues from swellings, tumours and lesions are also examined

#InternationalPathologyDay: ‘Beware of bogus pathology laboratories’The reports of investigations (tests) bridge the gap between clinical examination and treatment through diagnosis. A complete and accurate pathology report is crucial for getting a decisive diagnosis, which builds the foundation of a precise treatment. Pathology plays a pivotal role in healthcare management. An accurate lab report will give you the exact nature and […]

New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes

Having diabetes is a risk factor for many other health conditions, including stroke

New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes“To be successful at preventing strokes from occurring, we first need to accurately identify those who are likely to have a stroke so we can target stroke prevention therapies to the correct at-risk people,” says Frederick Korley, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine. Korley is the author of a new […]

Here’s the reason why lack of sleep is bad for your heart

In recent years, numerous studies have shown that people who don’t get enough sleep are at greater risk of stroke and heart attack. A new University of Colorado Boulder study, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, helps explain why

Here’s the reason why lack of sleep is bad for your heartIt found that people who sleep fewer than 7 hours per night have lower blood levels of three physiological regulators, or microRNAs, which influence gene expression and play a key role in maintaining vascular health. The findings could potentially lead to new, non-invasive tests for sleep-deprived patients concerned about their health, the authors said. “This […]

Researchers gather more evidence that blood tests can detect the risk of Alzheimer’s

A new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain. The researchers analysed neurofilament light protein (NFL) in blood samples from patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers gather more evidence that blood tests can detect the risk of Alzheimer’sRecently published in JAMA Neurology, the study suggests that the NFL concentration in the blood could be able to indicate if a drug actually affects the loss of nerve cells. The blood samples were collected over several years, and on multiple occasions, from 1,182 patients with different degrees of cognitive impairment, and 401 healthy subjects […]

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problems

Early diagnosis is crucial for recovery. Many men put it off at considerable risk. Clearly, the later you leave it, the more complex the treatment and the more reduced the recovery ratio. This walnut-sized gland is the one nut you want to look after

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problemsIn helicopters, the Jesus nut is a slang term for a crucial link that holds the rotor blades of some helicopters together. Failure of this nut will, clearly, have catastrophic effects. However, I wish to concentrate on another nut, one that is peculiar to the male of the species and is said to be situated […]

New blood test can predict autism in kids with 88% accuracy

Attempts have been made to find ways to collect evidence of autism in babies and toddlers, by studying brain scans or even watching for certain eye movements. But if we have a cheap, minimally invasive blood test to detect ASD, it will be a massive step towards improving the diagnosis

New blood test can predict autism in kids with 88% accuracyAutism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of conditions that impact the way in which an individual interacts with the world. Though every case is different, symptoms can include repetitive behaviours, tics, anxiety, and learning difficulties. There are many questions about ASD that are still unanswered. For instance, we still don’t understand exactly why it […]

Researchers working on blood test to predict premature births

Scientists are trialling a blood test that may predict whether a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely. Preliminary results, published in the journal Science, suggest it is accurate in up to 80% of high-risk women. The team, at Stanford University, in the US, say it is also as accurate as ultra-sound scans at predicting due dates

Researchers working on blood test to predict premature birthsEach year in the U.S., one in 10 babies is born prematurely. Around the world, that number is slightly higher, affecting 15 million infants annually. In a new study published in Science, researchers led by a group at Stanford University report the first steps toward a blood test that can predict which pregnancies are most […]

New blood test developed by scientists detects Alzheimer’s with 90% accuracy

The test developed and validated by scientists from Japan and Australia could speed up the pace of Alzheimer's disease drug trials. The blood test opens the way for possibly far cheaper and less invasive tests for amyloid beta, which builds up in the brain as Alzheimer’s develops

New blood test developed by scientists detects Alzheimer’s with 90% accuracyScientists in Japan and Australia have developed a blood test that can detect the build-up of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The work, published in the journal Nature, is an important step towards a blood test for dementia. The test was 90% accurate when trialled on healthy people, those with memory loss and Alzheimer’s […]

New cancer test can detect 8 types of cancers, offering new hope to patients

The Cancer Seek test was able to detect tumours about 70% of the time on average in more than 1,005 patients with early-stage cancer. Crucially, it did so before the cancers had spread, giving patients the best chance of beating the disease

New cancer test can detect 8 types of cancers, offering new hope to patientsA new blood test that can help in the early diagnoses of eight common cancers before they spread and risk patients’ chances of survival has been developed by Australian researchers. The new test would help early detection of cancers affecting the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, oesophagus, bowel, lung and breast, Xinhua quotes a statement from […]