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Fingernails: New Way to Diagnose Diabetes?

Two new potential methods for diagnosing diabetes – one from a biomarker and one from fingernail clippings – could lead to easier, timelier, and more affordable options for identifying and treating diabetes in its standard and gestational forms.

Choosing Wisely Recs on Genetic Testing

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics has released evidence-based recommendations to guide clinicians and patients on appropriate genetic tests as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign.

Many Not Following Pre-Op Test Recommendations

Findings from a first-of-its-kind study indicate that despite recommendations from professional organizations to limit certain routine tests before elective surgery, rates of several pre-operative tests have not changed over a 14-year period.

Test for Past, Present Viral Infections

A new technology could allow a single test to determine an individual's past and present viral infections, compared to current assays that only test for specific viruses at a time.

New Blood Test Detects IBS Biomarkers

Commonwealth announced the launch of IBSchek, a blood test to guide physicians in the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Many Not Getting Recommended Cancer Screenings

Not enough adults are getting the recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported.

First-of-Kind Rapid Pregnancy Blood Test

Abbott announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for the i-STAT Total β-hCG blood test to detect if a woman is in the early stages of pregnancy.

Do Some Women Need Regular Mammograms? ...

Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide for themselves whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before age 50, according to draft U.S. federal health guidelines.

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