Long Covid: Early findings bring hope for diagnostic tests

Scientists say early research findings could lead to a diagnostic test for those with long-term symptoms. Source link

5 Tests You Should Not Order for a Child With Autism

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A leading medical group is offering testing guidelines for children with autistic behaviors. The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health emphasized that certain measurements to test for exposure to chemicals are not helpful to guide treatment. The council pointed out that just… Continue reading 5 Tests You Should Not Order for a Child With Autism

Many Pre-Surgery Tests Are Useless, So Why Are They Still Done?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Patients facing relatively simple outpatient surgeries are nonetheless being told to undergo a number of preoperative tests that just aren’t necessary, a new study reports. More than half of a group of patients facing low-risk outpatient surgery received one or more tests —… Continue reading Many Pre-Surgery Tests Are Useless, So Why Are They Still Done?

Covid: 82% of positive rapid tests 'were correct'

There had been concerns that large numbers would have to self-isolate after a false positive result. Source link

The "HEALTHY" Foods You Should Absolutely NOT EAT | Dr Steven Gundry & Lewis Howes

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Covid: Tests to be offered twice-weekly to all in England

Dr Susan Hopkins, Covid-19 strategic response director at Public Health England, said rapid testing might find cases that would not otherwise be discovered, helping to break chains of transmission and suppress the spread of variants or mutations of coronavirus. Source link

Brain Scraper: Why Do Some COVID Tests Hurt So Much?

Hattey Lennerman, Lexington, KY. Business Insider: “A doctor explains why some people faint when they get a coronavirus test.” CDC: “COVID Data Tracker: United States Laboratory Testing,” “Interim Guidelines for Collecting and Handling of Clinical Specimens for COVID-19 Testing.” Nature: “Equivalent SARS-CoV-2 viral loads by PCR between nasopharyngeal swab and saliva in symptomatic patients.”… Continue reading Brain Scraper: Why Do Some COVID Tests Hurt So Much?

What You Should Know About Blood Glucose Tests as You Age

When you have diabetes, you may use a blood glucose test to check the level of your blood glucose, or blood sugar. If you take insulin, you may use a blood glucose tester, or glucometer, a few times a day. If you take non-insulin medication, you may only need an A1c test, which is… Continue reading What You Should Know About Blood Glucose Tests as You Age

Covid-19: Regular tests a 'game-changer' for schools, says science adviser

Rapid tests will give confidence that schools can open safely, a government science adviser says. Source link

Women to trial 'do-it-at-home' smear tests for NHS

The swab checks can help spot early signs of cervical cancer. Source link