Diagnostic tests

August 13, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help. Today, gene testing mostly focuses on rare mutations in one...
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A U.N. honor guard carries a casket containing remains believed to be from American servicemen killed during the 1950-53 Korean War after arriving from North Korea, at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Friday, July 27, 2018. The U.N. Command says the 55 cases of war remains retrieved from North Korea will be honored at a ceremony next Wednesday at a base in South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
July 27, 2018 - 5:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. military remains released by North Korea on Friday will be sent to a military lab in Hawaii, where they'll enter a system that routinely identifies service members from decades-old conflicts. Identifications depend on combining multiple lines of evidence, and they can take...
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In this March 23, 2017 photo provided by the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, patient Rick Karr is prepared for treatment at the facility in Toronto, Canada. Karr was the first Alzheimer's patient treated with focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier. Scientists are using ultrasound waves to temporarily jiggle an opening in the brain’s protective shield, in hopes the technique one day might help drugs for Alzheimer’s, brain tumors and other diseases better reach their target. (Kevin Van Paassen/Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of Alzheimer's patients signed up for a bold experiment: They let scientists beam sound waves into the brain to temporarily jiggle an opening in its protective shield. The so-called blood-brain barrier prevents germs and other damaging substances from leaching in through...
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes toward genetic testing; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
July 19, 2018 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Curiosity about ancestry is the main reason Americans seek genetic testing. But large segments of the public also want to know if they're at risk for various medical conditions — even if they can't do anything about it. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...
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June 29, 2018 - 8:20 am
LONDON (AP) — A professional tennis player from Mexico, Cesar Ramirez, has been suspended provisionally, pending a hearing, after testing positive for steroids. The International Tennis Federation announced the penalty on Friday against the 28-year-old Ramirez, who has been ranked as high as 105th...
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FILE - This 2016 digitally-colorized electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Zika virus, in red, about 40 nanometers in diameter. According to a study released on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, screening millions of blood donations for the Zika virus has netted only a few infections, raising questions about whether the costly current level of testing should continue. (Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study finds that screening blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections at a cost of more than $5 million for each positive test result. The study was the first large look at the impact of U.S. guidelines set two years ago, when the Zika epidemic was an...
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In this March 23, 2018 photo, Philip Ellison poses for a photo with Patton Ellison at his firm Outside Legal Counsel in Hemlock, Mich. If you were born in Michigan in July 1984 or later, you may be among more than five million people whose blood is being held by the state of Michigan, some of which may be used in medical research. Philip Ellison is suing the state on behalf of a group of parents who say the state did not obtain proper consent for their newborns' blood to be drawn or stored. (Henry Taylor/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 4:01 pm
HEMLOCK, Mich. (AP) — A group of Michigan parents have filed a lawsuit alleging that the state didn't obtain proper consent to draw or store their newborns' blood for medical research. Saginaw County Attorney Philip Ellison filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of the parents, saying Michigan's...
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April 12, 2018 - 11:04 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia has started offering residents free genetic profiling in a nationwide experiment aimed at minimizing risks for typical diseases and encouraging a healthier lifestyle through personalized data reports. Lili Milani, a researcher with the Estonian Genome Center at the...
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Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw lays on the court in pain after falling hard to the floor late in the third quarter following a Flagrant 1 foul by Sacramento Kings's Vince Carter in an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. McCaw was taken off the court on a stretcher. The Warriors won 112-96. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 01, 2018 - 9:41 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Warriors guard Patrick McCaw was taken away on a stretcher after he fell hard to the floor following a foul by Sacramento's Vince Carter during a 112-96 Golden State win Saturday night. McCaw was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, the team said. It announced late Saturday...
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March 23, 2018 - 1:38 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Sloppy blood collection and identification by Afghanistan's army may have led to the deaths of injured soldiers who received the wrong blood type, a U.S. watchdog said. Its report also questioned whether blood was being properly tested for disease. Afghanistan's Defense...
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