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HEALTH NOTES: Driving habits that fail the test

HEALTH NOTES: Driving habits that fail the test and bald truths on hair loss from men who know Two-thirds of British drivers would fail their test if they took it again due to dangerous habits, a study of 1,500 motorists reveals. A quarter drive with one hand on the wheel, while a fifth admit to […]

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Urine-based liquid biopsy test outperforms urine cytology in detecting bladder cancer

Analysis of DNA copy number variants (CNVs) in the cells exfoliated in urine showed better sensitivity and similar specificity in detecting urothelial carcinoma compared with urine cytology, according to results published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “Urine cytology, which is widely used to screen for bladder cancer, […]

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U.S. non-English speakers less likely to have SARS-CoV-2 test

(HealthDay)—Non-English speakers are less likely to have completed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) testing and have a higher proportion of positive tests compared with English speakers, according to a research letter published online Sept. 24 in JAMA Network Open. H. Nina Kim, M.D., from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, […]

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Researchers test antibody drug as treatment for COVID-19

Stanford Medicine researchers are investigating whether a combination of specific antibodies can reduce early symptoms of COVID-19 in people with mild to moderate cases of the disease. heir effort is part of a multisite clinical trial of an antibody drug developed by Eli Lilly and AbCellera that aims to enroll 550 participants at hospitals and […]

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Researchers develop a fast, accurate, low-cost COVID-19 test

A new low-cost diagnostic test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quickly delivers accurate results without the need for sophisticated equipment, according to a study published August 27 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Teng Xu of the Vision Medicals Center for Infectious Diseases, Tieying Hou of the Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Bing […]