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

In 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, […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

#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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
heart-on-slate

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

It 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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

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

Recently 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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problems

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

In 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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :
a kid playing puzzle game

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

Autism 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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

Researchers working on blood test to predict premature births

Each 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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

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

Scientists 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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :

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

A 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 […]

Continue Reading
Posted On :