Should you trust a DIY health test?

A brown package lands on my door. Inside, I find a plastic vial, a cotton swab and a pointed needle. This is an NHS at-home kit designed to test for sexually transmitted infections. The idea behind the DIY test is to cut down on queues and costs at local centres, and I’m all for it. Until […]

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New blood test could predict second heart attack risk

A blood test that quickly and easily detects whether a person is at the risk of a secondary heart attack is being developed by scientists. The researchers at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease […]

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Faster, Safer Lab Test Developed To Diagnose Heart Attacks

Researchers have developed a simple laboratory score which is safer and faster at diagnosing patients who visit the emergency department with heart attack symptoms. The findings, published in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), suggest that the score can also identify patients at risk of subsequent heart issues after discharge. “We have developed a simple […]

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Over 4 lakh candidates to appear in Lucknow University’s BEd entrance test

Nearly 4.6 lakh candidates will write the BEd Joint Entrance Examination (2017-19) conducted by Lucknow University on Wednesday, against last year’s 3.03 lakh students, officials said on Tuesday. Over 4.6 lakh candidates will write the BEd Joint Entrance Examination (2017-19) conducted by Lucknow University on Wednesday, against last year’s 3.03 lakh students, officials said on […]

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Soon, A Simple Blood Test That Can Spot Cancer Early

Cancer is one of the most fearful and crippling health threats around the world. A group of researchers from Purdue University have identified a series of proteins in blood plasma that can help in the early detection of cancer. The new findings show that when this series of proteins are found to be elevated it may signify […]

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UK’s Contentious Online Spying Law Passes Test in Parliament

A proposed British law that gives police and spies unprecedented powers to look at the Internet browsing records of everyone in the country passed its first major vote in Parliament on Tuesday. The country’s interior minister, Home Secretary Theresa May, vowed its intrusive reach would be governed by “the strongest safeguards” against abuse. Opening a […]

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