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2013-11-19 17:02:37

Youth prefer, accept and receive HIV results more often when offered rapid finger prick or saliva swab tests rather than traditional blood tests according to a study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. More than 50 per cent of youths who took part in 14 North American studies preferred the rapid point-of-care tests because they are less invasive and provide faster results, said family physician Dr. Suzanne Turner. Her literature review of studies published between 1990 and 2013 on...

2013-10-29 23:20:46

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Physician-based Point of Care Diagnostics: Products, Players and Outlook to 2017. London (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Rising incidence of diabetes, heart conditions and cancer are underpinning the physician-based POC diagnostic sector’s rapid growth. The market for POC diagnostic products used in the physician’s surgery was worth approximately US$4.1 billion in 2011 with sectors such as cholesterol testing and tumour markers...

2013-10-29 23:20:07

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Hospital-based Point of Care Diagnostics: Products, Players and Outlook to 2017. London (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 The market for POC diagnostic products used in a hospital setting was worth approximately US$2.9 billion in 2011 with sectors such as cardiac markers making double digit growth in the year. There is growing interest in the adoption of POC technologies, strong demand in emerging markets, and new products that enable...

2013-10-14 23:20:40

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: HbA1c Testing Market in India 2013. London (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 India is characterized by the presence of a large diabetic population. The country’s status as the diabetes capital of the world has made the need for diabetes prevention and screening very important. Naturally, tests for measuring the blood glucose levels are highly demanded within the country. HbA1c testing in the country is also benefiting from this trend....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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