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Can a blood test detect cancer? Scientists use nanoparticles of gold for new early warning method

A blood test can detect cancer within just 10 minutes, scientists have found, raising hopes that hard-to-spot diseases could be picked up early when treatment is most effective. Currently, doctors use symptoms and a range of tests and biopsies to determine if cancer is present, a process that can sometimes take months. The new method… Read More »

Holy grail cancer test? Hold on. Here’s what you need to know

December 5, 2018 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the Founder & Publisher of HealthNewsReview.org. He tweets as @garyschwitzer. Australian researchers at the University of Queensland reported that “a quick and easy test to detect cancer from blood or biopsy tissue could eventually result in a new approach to patient diagnosis.” A news release quoted one… Read More »

Professor's allergy test leads to $48329 bill. Here's how she handled the irritating issue

Note: Bill of the Month feature is a crowdsourced collaboration between Kaiser Health News and NPR that dissects and explains medical bills. It is being republished with permission. Janet Winston had a rash that wouldn’t go away. The English professor from Eureka, California, always had been sensitive to ingredients in skin creams and cosmetics. This… Read More »