As a precaution, he was also sent for a gastroscopy, where a thin, flexible tube with a small camera on the end is put down the throat. This revealed he had a hiatus hernia, a common condition where part of the stomach is pushed up into the chest. … [Read more...] about DNA testing ‘can predict throat cancer up to eight YEARS’ in advance for patients with pre-cancerous condition that causes acid reflux, study finds
Genetic testing for psychiatric medications
Chris Sale, CEO and co-founder of Nonacus, said: 'It will allow us to extend the technology to include SARS-CoV-2 as part of a comprehensive respiratory viral surveillance product so, if your cough is not due to COVID-19, we will be able to tell you what is causing it.' … [Read more...] about Machine that processes 15,000 swabs per day, a 20-second saliva test and £28-a-go nostril sample analyser: How accurate are the tests being lined up for Boris Johnson’s ‘Operation Moonshot’ plan to check 10million people a DAY?
Developed by British companies iAbra and TT Electronics, it uses a digital camera attached to a microscope, which then runs data through a computer that can identify the virus from other cells. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What are the different types of COVID-19 tests?
This was the second year of the Wellcome Trust book prize, which is open to both fiction and non-fiction on the theme of health and medicine. Also shortlisted for the award were Teach Us to Sit Still by Tim Parks, an account of his struggle with a crippling prostate problem and Medic: Saving Lives from Dunkirk to Afghanistan by John Nichol and Tony Rennell, the story of the doctors, nurses, medics and stretcher bearers who have worked, or continue to work, on the battlefields. … [Read more...] about Henrietta Lacks’s legacy lives on as Rebecca Skloot wins medical book prize
Green with envy! His snug, black leggings and tank were understated but the former Olympian couldn't help but add some pizzazz with florescent green shoes that perfectly complemented his Kelly green Birkin bag … [Read more...] about Dancing With The Stars talents Peta Murgatroyd and Vernon Davis get COVID-19 tests before joining the rest of the cast at rehearsal