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2013-04-03 12:44:46

A new international study has confirmed that self-testing for HIV is effective and could be the answer to controlling the global epidemic.

2013-02-28 16:27:30

Syphilis is on the rise worldwide and there is an urgent need for reliable and rapid screening, particularly for people who live in areas where access to healthcare is limited.

2013-02-07 12:24:59

Researchers have discovered a gene associated with a form of cholesterol that increases the risk of developing aortic stenosis, the most common form of heart valve disease, by more than half.

New Rapid And Point Of Care Hepatitis C Tests May Be Worldwide Game Changers
2012-10-16 13:50:31

Timely screening and diagnosis is critical to the success of new treatments and ultimately to the survival of hepatitis C patients.

2012-08-27 19:38:54

Vitamin B12 is essential to human health.

2012-06-13 14:41:05

A recent international study led by researchers from McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) examines the complex and controversial interplay of conflicts of interest between physician experts, medicine and the pharmaceutical or medical device industry.

2012-05-09 19:45:46

Older women who have been diagnosed with an irregular heart beat are at higher risk of stroke than men.


Word of the Day
orbity
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.